Monday, February 15, 2010

A Cloche is Good, but A Cloche with a Pedestal is Even Better



I know many of you love cloches...

How about an easy to make PEDESTAL base for height and drama?





I started with a candlestick and a circle cut from an old tagboard file divider.

{For bigger pedestals, you many want to use a wood circle for strength.}

This one is small so two layers or tagboard are firm enough.




Use E6000 or silicone to attach the candlestick to the base.



I covered the top with sheet music and cut a border to match. Then glued everything together.



Added some coral!

Everything looks more impressive under a cloche. Even better under a cloche on a pedestal.

Here is an EASY way to make your own CLOCHE .

To see other thrifty and fun projects see the links near the top of my sideboard.

62 comments:

  1. Hi Joan, I love cloches! As a matter of fact, I just changed my mantel the other day and brought in my cloches to place on top of book stacks. Your idea for the cloche with sheet music and on a pedestal is great. Nice project!

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  2. thanks for the tut on the pedestal! I enjoyed the Valentine party and thanks for hosting.

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  3. Very nice! I have a cloche in need of a pedestal, but mine is too heavy for this. :(

    ~ Sarah

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  4. Love it so very much! Musical, whimsical, beautiful.
    xoxo
    Pam

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  5. You've done it again! It's positively lovely!
    ~ Debbi

    PS i really enjoyed the Valentine Party! Thank you for hosting!

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  6. Really pretty, love how you did the border on it. Really dresses it all up!
    Debra

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  7. What is it about sheet music that can be so intimidating in band class, and so elegant in decor?

    Great job.

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  8. What a lovely cloche! And your composition book with vintage valentines is an absolute treasure. Wow! 109 years old. Thankfully it wound up in the hands of someone who will truly treasure it. Best wishes, Tammy

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  9. Excellent!! I may need to try this one!! xx Julie

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  10. Brilliant idea! I just bought a cloche sans base at the GW and was wondering what I should do with it.

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  11. Hi Joan,

    What a fantastic idea! I have a cloche just like that without a base. I am doing this right away. Thanks for sharing!

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

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  12. Fantastic- I love it! I just made my first Cloche last week, with a candle plate for a bottom. I think I may have to try this for the next one!

    Thanks for linking up with Talented Tuesday!

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  13. wow..that looks awesome..

    visitng you from today's creative blog

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  14. That's very pretty and very easy to do. Thanks for the idea.
    Love it.

    Sissie

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  15. This is a really thrifty idea! Love the paper you used.

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  16. great pedestal, and I LOVE the paper you used, it's so romantic

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  17. Excellent idea! I have three sizes of green cloche's. I think I will look for some green glass candlesticks and try creating these my self but in green.

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  18. Not only do I love the idea of making your own pedestal, but I love the way you decorated yours!

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  19. Love your cloche..amazing. I run into stuff like this glass bell shape at goodwills all the time.Thanks for sharing.Just read you pet peeves about blogging. I hope I dont have to many things in my blog that irritate people..I am not good at putting it together. I need to look to see about the e-mailing..I did take off playlist. We are the same age and both are antique dealers. Sally

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  20. This is just way toooooo cute. I just love it. I have used candlesticks for everything, but this is just the best. Love that it is covered with sheet music too. You really need to post this again for my "Cloche Party" this friday. I know the whole world wants to see this. Hugs, Marty

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  21. Very nice! And I like your choice of sheet music for the covering. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. What a wonderful idea! I will be doing this project for sure. Your blog is amazing! We have so much in common! Be back soon! xoxo Rhonda...

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  23. A great idea and you did a super job. Have a good day.

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  24. Joan, you are not only the "hostess with the mostest", but so clever ... and GENEROUS for sharing your how-to's!
    Hugs and thanks for being such a great long-distance "sister".
    Betty :)

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  25. So funny, but I have already made one cloche pedestal today and now I am going to make one like this. Why? Because it's awesome!! (And I have everything I need to do it. ;)

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  26. I SO enjoyed all those little cloches with pedestals that I bought from you last year--and my customers did too!
    You are the best!
    annie

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  27. That is really beautiful, thanks for sharing your idea!

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  28. What a great idea! I'm going have a go out & find a cloche now!

    Stopping by from Today's Creative! Just signed up to follow you, I'm looking for a few new crafty followers too!

    Visit my scrapbooking blog when you get a chance: http://juliechats.blogspot.com

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  29. That sheet music is the perfect touch!

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  30. Very classy......really like the the musical notes! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. We must be kindred spirits in some way. I've been thinking about making a raised base for my homemade cloche.

    This is very cute.

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  32. I have been thinking about doing something similar. Thanks for the "how to"

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  33. What a great idea! I've passed up so many onesy candlesticks, wondering what in the heck I would do with them, and now you've inspired me. You're a peach!

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  34. Another brilliant idea. Watch out for that E-6000 works great but boy does that stuff stink! haha
    xxx....Carole

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  35. Oh I just love that!
    Enjoying your blog...glad I found you!!
    Take care
    Janet

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  36. Hi Joan,
    I love this project....thank you so much for including the instructions!!
    xojanis

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  37. great idea! I have a cloche that needs a pedastool home. Great idea with the paper as well. Super cute!!

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  38. What a great idea! Beautiful!..Christine

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  39. This is fabulous! I love the sheet music! Great job!

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  40. What a fabulous idea! I'm "stealing" it immediately!! - Kathy

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  41. What a fabulous idea. i never would have though of using tagboard for the base. And the boarder you cut is perfect--thanks for linking up!

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  42. This is fabulous! Seriously, fabulous!
    I loved the cloche you linked up last week- we'd love if you'd link up again tomorrow! :)

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  43. This is a great idea...although I must say the crystal lover in me cringed when you glued the candlestick..ouch, that hurt. I love how it turned out. Maybe a really cheap candlestick with a chip on it could be found:)

    I also read the Valentine favorites post. Wow...they used to be so cool.

    Sue

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  44. This is so dang cute. I can't get over the creativity of some people (you!).

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  45. that is really darling!! What a fab idea & frugally beautiful - what a great combo!!

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  46. So very very clever!!~ I really love the sheet music, looks great, I may have to try this someday!

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  47. your cloche is awesome! Everyone is so creative with their cloche's . As creative as I can be is silk rose with pearls.....LOL

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  48. This is adorably cute. Brilliant actually! I'm totally going to do this.

    Thanks for sharing

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  49. Lovely pedestral. You are right a cloche needs a nice stand to really show of. Good project.

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  50. Oh i love it. What a great idea..

    Thanks for joining get your Craft on Thurs. Please come and join the party next week!

    Lori

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  51. Ooooh! That is a great idea! I love your sheet music too!

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  52. LOVE IT on a pedestal.

    I totally agree that anything on a pedestal makes it better!

    How did you do the edge of your base where the scallop and music are?

    Thanks for sharing. Love it here.

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  53. I love this idea! Thanks for linking up.

    Michelle
    www.TrashToTreasureDecorating.com

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  54. Hi Joan,
    That turned out great! I love the sheet music!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

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  55. Wow, I would have never guessed you made that! It looks like it was bought at an expensive shop!

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