How to Make a Woodland Cloche
When it’s just too cold outside with all the winter weather, bring a bit of nature inside with this wonderful woodland cloche. You’ll find a little stag sheltering by the trees and discover a little wooden cabin, all covered in snow…
1. Position one large and two medium trees in the cloche along with a small wooden house. Once happy with the positioning, use a hot melt glue gun to secure the trees in place.
2. Before securing the house, add three layers of stacked foam to the base of the house to lift it up ever so slightly, so that it doesn’t become lost in the faux snow later.
3. Create eight die cuts using the deer mini die – four from brown cardstock (two pairs cut from the same colour of brown cardstock or two different) and four from brown foam.
4. Take one of the deer die-cut pairs and position one on a flat surface, apply a thin layer of tacky glue to the reverse and apply one of the foam pieces on top, repeat with a second piece of foam, and finally the remaining piece of cardstock from the pair. Pop to one side to dry, while you construct the other deer in the same manner.
5. Position the deer either side of the diorama so they can be seen through the trees. Secure the deer in place with a hot melt glue gun, holding them in place for at least 20 seconds to allow the glue to set.
6. Add faux snow to the base of the diorama, allowing it to form natural peaks and troughs – ensure both the base of the house and the glue around the deer’s feet is covered.
7. Once happy with the distribution of snow, place the glass cloche on top.