DIY French Cloche

Hello!  I hope you all are enjoying the end of your summer.  

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Today I want to share with you one of my favorite items to decorate my home with.   Have you ever heard of a cloche?  It’s a French word meaning “bell” and these amazing pieces were originally used to cover outdoor plants in the cold weather.  Today you see them used more inside to cover plants or to display a fun arrangement underneath.

In a store these pieces can be pretty pricey, hard to find, and in my opinion mostly boring.  I’ve found that I can make my own using items found in a thrift store, hardware store, and the dollar store.

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Here’s an assortment I’m using today.  Juice glass, vase, brass lamp pieces, votive candle holder just to name a few.

I spray painted some of the brass pieces.

I then start experimenting with a few different pieces.  

Using E-6000 adhesive I glued these pieces

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into this:

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 These pieces

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turned into this piece:

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 I like using a plate or pedestal stand underneath the cloche.

Here’s another one that started out with these pieces:

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And ended up looking like this:

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I love how easy and inexpensive these are and each one is so unique.

Wouldn’t these make great gifts, too.

I hope these give you some ideas to add a little extra oomph to your decor.

 

Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.

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