I have admired others' glass cloches but didn't have one of my own until I decided to treat myself last week when Hobby Lobby had all their glass products on sale.
This summer I have enjoyed looking at the faux coral displays in Pottery Barn catalogs. I decided to try my hand at making some faux coral of my own to display under my new cloche.
In doing some research to learn exactly what coral looks like in order to try to copy some, I learned that there are so many different shapes, colors, and sizes of coral. Did you know there are even Youtube videos that people post of live coral in their aquariums?
Another learning experience was in the making of the coral arrangement. It was a challenge to keep all the elements within the size constraints of the inside of the cloche.
Something else I still need to learn is how to focus the camera to capture the detail of the item inside the cloche.
It seemed like the perfect time to get out the octopus pillows that I made last summer and put them on the sofa.
Just for fun, I tried making some starfish too to go along with the coral/beachy theme.
I am linking up for my first cloche party ever (now that I have a cloche) at "A Stroll Thru Life" blog: