Saturday, February 19, 2011

DIY Cloche

I saw this really fun tutorial for making a cloche out of thrift store finds here.  I love cloches, but they are always so expensive, so I decided to give making my own a go.  I made this little guy for less than 4 dollars, two of that was the knob on top. 
I used gorilla glue, painters tape, a knob, fish bowl, and plate.
I dabbed the glue onto the bottom of the bowl, set the knob in place until it dried, and then it was ready to go. 
I'm loving mustard yellow these days.  This would be cute at a bee themed party, and for some reason, it's screaming french to me.  I have no reason for that, but I never question things when they scream at me, at least not until they calm down.  Now....time to make something to fill this little guy!  I'm really impressed by how well the knob holds to the smooth glass bowl.  I've seen these with smaller glass bowls, and trivets, and larger glass hurricanes.  I like cloches any way I see 'em.

24 comments:

Babbs said...

Now that is one awesome cloche! And very very clever!!! I am SOOO going to do this!!! I adore cloches but they are very very hard to find. You totally rock!!! Thanks for sharing this, now I'll be looking for awesome little clear bowls and dishes and knobs!!! YAY!!! (and sorry about Saturday school lol!) I can totally relate, my sister and sister in law talk about Sat. school duty all the time. LOL!! :)

CAS said...

Hi Christy, this is really cute and clever. I'll be watching for the "just right" pieces to make one or a few of these. Thanks for sharing.
CAS

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

This is so darn clever! Love it. I finally found a great cheese dome at Goodwill this week after months of looking.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh I need a new cloche for the spring time! Soooo doing this!

Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said...

LOVE, love, LOVE this! So adorable...thanks for sharing. In fact, I think I'll feature this in my next Sunday Stalker (be sure to check my blog Sunday morning)!

Jessica
myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

Humble Homemaker said...

Fantastic! Wow I love these but can never find them at affordable prices. This is such a thrifty idea! Thanks so much for sharing.
Humble Homemaking

shopannies said...

very nice

Sue@creativetryals.blogspot.com said...

That is so awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said...

I've featured this...please stop by, check it out, grab a button :)

http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com/2011/03/sunday-stalker-3.html

Jessica

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

You did a great job! A great project.
http://itsybitsypaper.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

That is amazing. Thank you for sharing. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party on Monday.
More The Merrier Monday.

http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

Mary said...

Love it - great job!

The Girl Creative said...

I had a problem with my linky party code. I thought it was set up as a thumbnail party but it wasn't. It's all fixed now but can you add your link again? I''m so sorry for the inconvenience. :( xoxo

Modern Frills said...

Love it! What a fun easy project. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Ellen said...

What a great little glass dish to use as a cloche!! Very cute!

Theresa said...

Very clever!! :) And yes, love the yellow.

Found you through The Girl Creative's "Just Something I Whipped Up" party.

Jan said...

Hello! I found you on Motivate Me Monday. I love this project. I'm looking forward to reading more on your blog.
Have a great day!
Jan at Jewelry4Change
http://www.jewelry4change.blogspot.com

Judy said...

That's so clever. I really love it. I am hosting a link party that opens up tonight at 8pm EST. I would love for you to stop by and join in the fun.

Krafty Kat said...

I do see a bee theme for this cloche too! I was laughing out loud about questioning the things screaming at you! Looks great! Thanks for linking up!

Rosanne said...

Great idea!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks wonderful. What a great idea. I am always so inspired. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Tanya said...

I am definitely going to make this!

Thanks!

Jennifer said...

I 100% agree with you that they are so expensive! What a clever idea and for so much less! This is a great knock-off! Thanks for sharing at CSI $5 challenge!
Jen
Scissors & Spatulas

Becky said...

Soooo creative!!!!