Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Cloche on the Cheap

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I had this thrifted black base for a candle that I arranged a little holiday scenery on…I have been wanting a cloche or bell jar to go over the top of it…so I found this vase ($2) at a recent thrifting expedition to St. Louis with Mom and Sarah.  I forgot to take a before picture, so you will need to use your imagination to see this…
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I turned the photo upside down so you can see this nice plain vase, it had a different shape to it that I liked and it is a really thick heavy glass.  I thought about a handle and came up with this ($2 at Hobby Lobby-50% off of course!)…
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This was a glass knob from a drawer pull…I used E6000 to attach it in the center of the vase.  And taaaa-daaaa, there it is!  I saw a very similar cloche at a fancy gift shop recently and it was the exact same shape!  Love it!  I also found that I had several bases for the cloche in my cabinets…
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A clear glass desert plate my grandma gave me…I’m not liking this pair as much as the next one…This is a white ironstone cake plate, also given to me by my grandma.  I love the way this looks!
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Hard to take a picture with the sun shining so!
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11 comments:

Finding Home said...

What a great and simple idea - thanks for sharing!

Ruth said...

This is a great idea. I have one of these vases!! You can do so much with it.
Ruth

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Great idea. Can you get the adhesive at Hobby Lobby and also the little knob?

Etcetorize said...

So cute! Love that glass knob on top, it really finishes it off. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize~

Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer said...

So smart. I have been smitten with these cloches, but they are so expensive. This is a great alternative. Nice job!

Jen Lossing, The Consigner Designer said...

This is awesome. I have been smitten with cloches but they are so expensive. This is a great alternative idea. Thanks so much!

Sarah said...

Such a creative idea!

Sarah
www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

Very creative. I never would have thought of it! I'd love it if you'd link it up to my party going on right now!

http://daysofchalkandchocolate.blogspot.com/2011/12/latest-and-greatest-friday-10-christmas.html

I have to remember this!

Jill said...

I love the one on the white plate - with the sun casting the shadow of the tree on it!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

A Few Pennies said...

That is so adorable! I'm adding this to my project list. Merry Christmas!

So Many Little Things said...

What a great idea to use the knob from HL! I love how it turned out. I'm adding a vase like this to my thrifting watch list.