Sunday, February 7, 2010

Easy Cloche Project... using stuff around the house



I love easy, quick and cheap projects!!!!!

I found a glass hurricane shade at the thrift last week for $2. I decided I could make it into a cloche.

So I looked at my "spare parts pile" to see what I could use for the top and base.

I found a round unpainted wood base.







And these two parts {next picture}. A wood finial and a metal ring.

I glued them together with E6000, painted everything, and then glued the finished finial to the glass neck of the hurricane shade
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Everything and anything looks good under a cloche. Don't you agree?

See other thrifty and easy projects by clicking on the links at the top of my sidebar.

108 comments:

  1. This turned out great...never would have imagined it!

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  2. I love this! Yup, I think everything looks great under a cloche... the rolled paper was a great idea, something so simple gets elevated to new heights! Gotta say the blue you painted the top and bottom look great too. Thanks for the inspiration, Theresa

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  3. Pretty nifty! You're a clever girl...wish I was as handy with the tools! :) Laura

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  4. That is so smart! It looks beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  5. Pure genius! I love it to pieces!
    I love cloches...but they can be pricey...I am so glad I saw this post..will be looking for old hurricane globes now! Have a great Sunday!

    Miss Bloomers

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  6. You did good....it looks great! That's an unusual hurricane globe.
    Susie

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  7. Gotta tell you, that rally looks nice. Very clever. Here's a virtual pat in the back!

    ~ Debbi

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  8. Great project - You did good. I need to dig thru my "stuff" - there is no telling what I could come up with. I have been slacking since before the holidays.

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  9. Very nice. I have one of those sitting around without a top and couldn't figure out what to do.
    Now I know. Thanks.

    sissie

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  10. Now that's what I call using the old noodle...great project...look how cute that turned out!
    Happy LOVE month, xoxo~Kathy
    @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  11. Excellent idea. Lovely and creative.

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  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!! SUCH A WONDERFUL EASY PEASY IDEA!
    SMILES, ALICE

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  13. That turned out great. I love how the paper rolls inside add texture.

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  14. Great idea and looks so cool !
    Kammy

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  15. This is great!!
    Amazing how it changed that hurricane glass.

    And yes, everything does look better under glass!

    Blessings

    barbara jean

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  16. Wonderful that you could put this together and make such beauty! Enjoy your day!

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  17. I love it. The rolled paper looks so cute.

    Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

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  18. What a wonderful idea and I am fast approaching the thinking that everything looks better under a garden cloche. I am looking for one right now to sit over a French wire piece and am having trouble finding just the right size. I'll keep looking and I love your Met Mon. post.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  19. I just bought a gorgeous ruby red Murano pedestal cake plate in two pieces (pedestal is separated from plate) and you're the second person who either recommends or uses E-6000 for glass gluing. I'm going to try it today as I really want to display the plate. Your cloche is great!

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  20. I just love it. What a fabulous project, and it looks wonderful. I can't wait to see what all you do for the "Cloche Party" on the 19th. This is just stunning. Hugs, Marty

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  21. Good grief girl, this is fantastic! I was going to make a thrift store stop today, you know what I'll be looking for... The little scrolls are adorable - easy and low cost.

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  22. BEAUTIFUL!!! I have been wanting a cloche for a while! Thanks for the inspiration!!! :o)

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  23. O.K. That's IT. I am coming to YOUR neighborhood to thrift....you have tempted me too many times....or...
    you can still find it all and....
    do you keep you garage locked??
    annie

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  24. this is fabulous ! I like how you've used the finial too.

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  25. What a clever idea! Cloches can be pricey but hurricane shades are usually abundant! Thanks for the demo. Yes, everything looks better under a cloche! Loved your charm bracelet post, too!
    Joyce

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  26. You're killing me ...2 bucks! how do you do it...clobber them over the head? lol
    it looks great and now worth so much more!
    Love seeing all the charms you have too!
    xo....c

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  27. Very creative idea and lady! Keep the fun ideas coming...stop by and say hi sometime. Sandra

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  28. I have NEVER seen anything like this. I've seen cloches of course...but I love how you made yours. It is wonderful. Yipeee...can't wait to see all the fun stuff you do with yours. I've got to go lookin' for something like this. i just love it!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  29. Wow! I love this. Very original. And I love the scrolls inside! Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Hi Joan
    What a great project you came up with, very cool!
    Hey I hit 200 followers, come over an sign up for my give away. I remember I was your 200 follower!
    Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  31. I love it! What a fantastic idea, and for just $2 and stuff from around the house! Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
    -Tiff

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  32. What a great idea! I love cheap and easy projects too! Thanks for sharing the great idea
    -Kaysi

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  33. You gotta love a cloche. Yours is very clever and I love the price. Yes, everything does look better in a cloche. I too had a cloche post today. Two dollars was the cost at our Good Will store. Love that store.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  34. I love this! Great color. Wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing. Of course, I'm really impressed that you possessed such cool "spare parts! "

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  35. This is great! I see these hurricane shades abandon all the time at our thrift store. I need to try this.

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  36. Very creative - looks great! And I love the color you selected.

    Chelsea

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  37. My goodness, you are very clever and imaginative. Cloches seem to be the 'InThing' and I think you've done an excellent job on repurposing. Great Idea!

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  38. Ahhh, beautiful! Thanks for linking to our "Show Off Your Cottage Monday".... May the sound of happy music and the lilt of laughter fill your heart with gladness...

    cielo

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  39. Oh you are so clever! Your cloche turned out beautifully...Christine

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  40. Yes everything looks better under a cloche....wheels turning here....thanks much!

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  41. Very clever - cloches can be soooooooooooo expensive...

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  42. Too fun. I made a cloche last week out of a vase and a candlestick. lol

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  43. Sweet, you did a good job! Lezlee

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  44. perfect choice in color! love it!!

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  45. Clever girl! This looks awesome and I'm sure it was at least 1/2 the price of buying one. Plus you have the only one like it! ;)

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  46. These clever ideas are the reason I come to your blog so often. Thanks for being an inspiration.

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  47. What a wonderful site you have here! And to tell the truth, I am not even sure how I found you. Sometimes finding new blogs is like chasing rabbit trails....but such fun!

    This was a clever project and I love the post about your charm collection. Beautiful!

    I am hosting a lovely necklace giveaway. Today is the last day, but you are welcome to stop by.

    I am now following you, so I'll be back.

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  48. Great piece. I have a glass cover I bought with the intention of making a cloche. Just have not looked for anything to put in it...

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  49. What a great job you did on this. I would've never guessed it was what it was!!

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  50. Those little scrolls look great in your cloche!

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  51. What a clever craft! I would never guess it didn't come that way from a store- really terrific job! And I love the color you painted everything too- nice work!

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  52. I really like the colors you chose for the wood pieces! looks great!

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  53. What a creative idea! I agree, almost anything would look great in there.

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  54. wow I will have to be on the lookout for an appropriate piece of glass. I have hurricane lamp chimneys but somehow they do not seem to be the right shape or maybe it is because they are too identifiable.

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  55. That's so cool that you have a spare parts pile. Those two items look like they were made for each other. Great job.

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  56. OH MY!! You are so smart!!! It's awesome!! LOVE IT!!!

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  57. Finally a cloche that has me truly smitten. I love that idea. Wonderful wonderful wonderful! Have a blessed week!

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  58. How crafty you are! That is gorgeous and such a good idea!

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  59. What a clever one you are :)

    Love this project!

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  60. Awesome. I agree....anything looks better under a cloche. :) Fabulous.

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  61. This turned out to cute.... I'm heading to my local thrift store tomorrow!!! I can't wait...

    Thanks for joining me for another great party at "Get Your Craft on Thurs." Please join me next week for another wonderful party..

    Please stop by for a big annoucement Tuesday, 16th. I'm so excited...

    Lori

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  62. cute idea....very clever! Happy VTT!

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  63. This is great, thanks for linking up. I love the rolled paper under the cloche.

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  64. Awesome! And I just love the color that you painted the wooden pieces! Thanks for sharing...and inspiring!

    Blessings, Grace

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  65. This is fantastic- simple and gorgeous!
    If you're interested, tomorrow we have a friday fun find party that we'd love for you to link up to!

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  66. You KNOW I adore this!!!! Fabulous!
    Thanks for linking up to Tales from Bloggeritaville.

    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  67. VERY interesting! I think I want one of those.

    Happy VTT!

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  68. I could do that one, and I like cheap and easy too!!~:)

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  69. Do I really need to tell you how fabulous this idea is? I can tell I'm not the only one who thinks so. I love this...how simple but so beautiful! Thanks

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  70. When I read the teaser I was already wondering how you would solve the problem of closing the upper opening of the hurricane. But the result is absolutely stunning. Great idea!

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  71. Amazing!!!

    My Show N Tell is HERE if you find time to stop by for a visit.

    Happy Valentine's Day Weekend!!

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  72. Oh thank you for posting this at my Penny Pinching Party. I just found a glass dome at my Grandmother's house (she is in a rest home now and we have been cleaning out her house) and was wondering what I could do to make it look more cloche-like. I love the wood finial and base idea.

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  73. Looks great! Very clever. I like the color you painted the finial and base.

    ~ Tracy

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  74. I envy you girls who can look at something and see it as something completely different. It looks great!
    teri

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  75. Yep you are right, anything looks good under a cloche. I keep hoping to find something to turn into a cloche, but so far no luck. Good on you to spot the possibilities of the hurricane glass.

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  76. I love that! I think I need a new thrift store since I never find these kind of things.

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

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  77. Now THAT is one cool cloche! It looks old! I love old. And I liked it with the metal bits before painting too. :)

    You've encouraged me to make my first cloche. If I can make it look junky like, I'm all over it!

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

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  78. Wow, what a great transformation...excellent project!

    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
    Carrie

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  79. Perfect! You can't tell that it's upside down- the finial you added is great, and the color is as well!

    Thank you so much for stopping by the Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family link party, and adding this to the page! Don’t forget to stop back tomorrow to see which links from last week are featured, and to add your new links!

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  80. Love your thrifty cloche!

    Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around!

    Diane

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  81. I love cloches and I love your idea...so wonderful that you are posting again..one of the best ideas I've seen!

    Miss Bloomers/Sonia

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  82. THat is very clever! Great thinking!

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  83. I love it! Quite a trash to treasure transformation, thanks for sharing!

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  84. How clever! I don't have a cloche, but I might be able to scare up a chimney and do something similar. Very neat.
    Cass

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  85. You are just too creative!

    I love cloches and yep, everything looks GREAT under a cloche!

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  86. Very nice!Wondering what those little scrolls have on them?

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  87. I just think this is totally ingenius. Thank you so much for joining the cloche party. This is so inspirational. Hugs, Marty

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  88. Love this project. I have seen hurricane shades but never would have thought to make a top for it and how gorgeous it would turn out.

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  89. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

    Katherine

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  90. How creative you are! I love this. You did a wonderful job.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  91. That looks great! Love the color you painted it! Very creative!

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  92. Oh, you are a clever one! This looks spectacular!

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  93. Oh - I love it!!!! You are so talented - thanks for sharing your creative inspiration!

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  94. Wow, I am impressed, I have never been on a blog with over 100 comments. I am becoming a follower to see what all the fuss is about. I do love how you created your own cloches. I really like your charm bracelet, some of those charms are to die for. I collect charms as well. If you have time after reading all your comments, come visit my blog at Chicory Nits.
    Carey

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  95. Clever idea....looks great for just a few dollars, smart girl.

    Barbara

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  96. Hi Joan, very creative!!!! Love the ideas.

    Barb

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  97. I am so inspired by your crafty-ness. I want to do this project and more....Thanks for the how to.

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  98. I love the little rolls of paper! What a cute idea! Thanks for linking to Poppies at Play!

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  99. I think I've posted on this before - great idea - but wanted to invite you to come see my home tour at AtticMag this week,
    Allison

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  100. Hi! Found your post on Metamorphasis Monday. Two words: LOVE IT!!!! Your blog is right up my alley, can't wait to come back.
    Lynn

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