I really like Bell Jars, alright, I love bell jars (some call them cloches). I have a large one on a pedestal that I restyle for every season. I just finished Styling a Bell Jar for Spring and I’m going to show you how!
Sadly, this has been sitting in my window empty since Christmas! I wanted something different and just couldn’t come up with anything. Then I found these cute little boxes. I planned on stacking them, but they were too big and I could only fit one! (that’s what happens when you don’t bring your list with you–no measurements).
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Cloche or Bell Jar on pedestal
Wooden drawer (this is the closest I could find to mine (discontinued) and comes prepainted white)
Nest (make sure it fits inside your bell jar/cloche)
The first step was painting the box white. I used my chalk paint and very quickly and not very carefully brushed the paint on, purposely missing a lot of the areas. Then I cut a piece of floral foam to fit and set it in the box.
Next step is to cover the base of the pedestal with moss, as shown below.
Then I stuffed the box with moss (down the sides of the floral foam) and put a good layer on top. Don’t worry if it looks a little messy, you can always trim with scissors before you put the top on!
Fill in around (and/or under) the drawer as needed. Then place the nest with eggs on top of the moss. After I had taken the photo below I decided that I wanted the nest a little higher in the back than the front. To get that “tilt” I simply added a little more moss below the back of the nest.
Place the bell jar on top and you have a pretty Spring display!
fyi- it’s virtually impossible to take a photo of glass without glare in my house!
That’s it, quick and simple!
The beauty of this project is that although the Bell Jar (some call it a cloche) on the pedestal is a bit of an investment, you can re-style it for every season. In the fall, I stuff it with fake gourds, at Christmas it holds a small house covered with snow and lights twinkling in the windows, Easter has lots of options too. You could even just use it for its intended use–a plant!
This is one of my favorite seasonal ways to decorate.
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