October 30, 2011

Critter Cloches

I'm so glad that Debbie Doos is now planning to have her
Magazine Copy Cat Party once a month.
I have always enjoyed participating and it makes
reading my magazines even more enjoyable as I
am now on the lookout for a good project to
copy cat for upcoming party entries.

I found this magazine copy cat project in the
latest issue of Goose Berry Patch's
"Best of Halloween".

With their glass domes, these upside down jars
remind me of cloches.

I painted the lids of my jars black to make them 
 look more like a specimen jar in a laboratory.

Then I built my spider display using moss, sticks,
plastic spiders and Halloween spider webbing
on the inverted jar lid. 

Here are the individual specimen jars...

The magazine picture had the jars on a tray
so I put mine on the only tray I had on hand.

I was disappointed in the late afternoon photos I took of
my copy cat project inside so I took a few more
pictures outside the next morning.
I think the tray kind of overwhelms the critter cloches...too deep of a tray and too much moss...
live and learn. 

Update: The spider cloches were used as part of a
larger Halloween vignette:
Getting ready for tricker or treaters in Skeleton/Spider/Snake/Skull Display.

I took the critter cloches off the mossy tray and onto a large candle holder for this display. 
I am sharing the critter cloches at Debbie Doos Blogging and Blabbing
Magazine Copy Cat Challenge.


  1. Great job on the copy cat! The spiders creep me out so you did a REALLY good copy!

  2. Your's look great,, you did a fab copy cat.

  3. That is so awesome, and spooky looking. I never saw that mag, and will have to look for it next time out! I love that you love the party, I sure look forward to it myself. So mcuh talent out here to be seen. You done good! Thank you.

  4. I think you did a great job!! Love how you put your own spin on it! Awesome!

  5. Well done! a really great copy cat with your own twist, love them.

  6. Super creepy- I love it! I kind of like the size of the tray...it gives the whole display a feeling of substance. Great job~ xo Diana

  7. One of those spiders is making a run for it!! It looks great and creepy...I am scared of spiders! Great job on the copy cat!

  8. Yes spiders are not my friend, but yours are terrific and contained.
    Cool display.

    Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

  9. You did a great job with your critter cloches. They are spooky!!!!!

  10. Spider-rific ! You "captured" the idea perfectly Your web look so real too

    - KAT -

  11. What a fun copy-cat! Great critters!


Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to comment on my blog!

© Miss Kopy Kat. Design by FCD.