Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Some Spring Cloche Love


About a month ago, I was reading Kathy's (Creative Home Expressions) post on all of her cloches.   Her first photo was of one of those dome clocks that she'd turned into a cloche.  

I had something similar that I'd picked up last year.  I'd painted it in ORB and stuck a fake plant in it.

What I especially liked about Kathy's was that she'd decoupaged scrapbook paper to the base, adding visual dimension to it.  Of course, I set out to copy her right away.

I did a makeover on my cloche and I also made this ugly one over.

Here they are again, all gussied up and looking all pretty for me. 
 paint color is Heirloom White by Rustoleum

You may (or may not) remember that I dressed up an earlier cloche with some scrapbook paper.  It helped to cover the screw that showed after we screwed the cheese dome base to the candlestick.  Awesome fix!

If you've never tried decoupage, you should.  These instructions from How Does She are perfect.  You should go on over and take a peek.

Linking to:
Simply Link @ Simply Designing
Show & Tell Sat @ Be Different, Act Normal 
Weekend Wrap-up @ Tatertots & Jello 
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative 
Sugar & Spice @ seven-thirty-three
Whatever Goes Weds @ Someday Crafts 

16 crafty peeps said:

  1. Very interesting post. Great ideas too. I have an ugly dried flower arrangement under a cloche. It was given to me years ago. After reading this, I'll give it a makeover too. Thanks.

  2. Absolutely love the tranformation!

  3. I heart terrariums! Aka -- cloche with plant. I have one but you are making me want more. I am going to keep my eyes peeled!!

  4. VEry cute! I just need to find the right pieces and get to making one of these!

  5. Hey Kristi! Thanks for the mention! Yours turned out great ~ I like them in the Heirloom White. I wound up having to put scrapbook paper on the base of that cloche because the clock mechanism went through the base and left holes, which would have looked horrible if I didn't come up with a way to cover it. It wound up being a happy circumstance that I had to do that. Anyway, thanks again!

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  7. These are really pretty, Kristi. I love the plant inside and the decoupage. I picked up a similar piece that had a clock inside. I took the clock out, painted it up nice, then the cat knocked it off the table and it shattered into a million pieces.

  8. I love the makeovers! They look so modern now.

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  9. These are so cute. I love that you added decorations to the bottom of the cloche. I love added little details like that. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Great makeover on the cloche!! Looks very elegant!
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  11. I LOVE that clor green you are using! pretty pretty!

  12. so pretty! I love it! love the blog too. glad I found it. saw you at someday crafts.

    new follower!

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  14. These look great! So very simply sweet!