Update: You can see how we used our glass cloche here.
I love a well decorated vignette in a glass cloche. Big ones, small ones, with a base, without a base, with handles, without handles . . . doesn’t matter. I love them all. I’ve seen very ornate ones to very simple ones but they are all rather expensive when you’re on a tight budget.So, this morning, I had an AHA! moment. Recently in a thrift store I saw several anniversary style clocks with the glass domes. They were very inexpensive, just a couple of dollars. It would be very easy to gut them and paint the bases or just use the glass portion. Why haven’t I thought of this before? And before I could get a big head about coming up with this awesome, never before thought of idea I went to Pinterest and alas, I have been preceded by others. Here are some of my favorites:
I love how JoAnn over at SweetPepperRose reused the base and a candle stick to make an elevated stand for her cloche. Very nice.
Jacqueline over at Cabin & Cottage has this lovely cloche ready for fall. Instead of reusing the base she used a plate.
Jeanine over at Okio B Designs did a wonderful job on this one. Love the crow. She used card stock with print to cover the base. Once the clock parts are removed there are a few holes left in the bottom so this is a great way to cover that up.
You could glue a glass stone on for a handle. Actually, you could glue pretty much anything on as a handle: an old spool, a brooch, a drawer pull…the possibilities are many.
I have one of these glass dome clocks gutted and ready to go and will post pictures as soon as I get the little guy ready. The base I have is not in the best of shape so I will either have to get imaginative or not use the base at all.
Do you love glass cloches? Let us know.