Ok, to start off, I want to give credit to the blogs I got this idea from so that no one accuses me of trying to pawn it off as my own idea. They are:
I also copied the idea for the twine covered eggs, but changed it up a little to make it easier (in my opinion) I can't remember where I saw the original twine coverer (is that a word?), so I apologize in advance. Anyways, this is what I worked on this weekend and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
Basically if you can glue and spray paint you can make this. These are the items I started out with:
The cheese dome was $2.50 and the candlestick was $0.99 from a thrift store. I felt like the base was a little too small to support the heaviness of the glass cover, so I bought a wood circle from Michael's for $1.59. You'll also need some Gorilla Glue which I already had on hand.
You can see how I glued it together--- cheese dome to top of candlestick and candlestick to round wood circle. When you use Gorilla Glue (GG), you do have to put pressure on it so it will adhere properly. I used the weight of one of my scrapbooks and that worked well. Another thing about GG is when it tells you it expands while drying, it isn't kidding. So go easy on the amount you use or you'll have a mess around the edges.. trust me I know!
After it was completely glued together and dried, I spray painted it with a semi-gloss black. I may distress the edging a bit and then spray it with a clear coat. I'm not sure yet. Its still drying but I wanted to get this post up before I went to bed. Now for the filler.
I bought a round glass candle holder, reindeer moss, plastic eggs and twine from the Dollar Tree. I've seen tutorials on wrapping the eggs with twine somewhere in blog land and knew I wanted to try it. The tutorial said to just use your hot glue gun and dab it on to hold it in place as you tightly wrap the twine around the egg. I kept burning myself and making a mess. SOOOOOOOO, I remember this great product I have and use when I'm adhering ribbon to my scrapbook pages. It's called, "Terrifically Tacky Tape"! And let me tell you, it is STICKY! I don't have a picture of it, but its 2 sided so I just wrapped the perimeter of the egg 2 times and then started wrapping the twine. They came out great and they were quick to make. I just laid them in the nest I made out of reindeer moss. I love it!