Monday, April 5, 2010

Juice Glass Mini Cloche


Juice Glass Cloche
I can't remember where I saw the first homemade cloche, but it went to the top of my "to do" list. I scoured thrift stores for a cheese plate I could use. Nothing. I looked at every bowl and vase for the right proportions. I wanted a rounded shape with a little bottom-to-be-top. Finally, about a year later, at the 99 Cents Only store,  I spotted an adorable rounded juice glass with a tiny bottom. A mini cloche it would be.

Napkin Ring Nest
To give you an idea of the scale, the base is an old coaster.

It took me a while to decide what to put inside the cloche. Then I remembered the grape vine wreath napkin rings my mom sent me when she was de-cluttering her own stash. The knob is from my mom's friend who de-cluttered her house by sending me a bag of those knobs. (Ahh! I love being the recipient of all this cool stuff.) I spray painted and Gorilla glued the knob to the bottom of the juice glass. Easy peasy!

 Anyway, I added some shredded textbook, moss and a few clay eggs. The tag uses this terrific image from the Graphics Fairy. I couldn't believe how nice this image printed out even at a fraction of the original size.

I think it came out swell and I am jonesing to go back to the 99 Cents Only store and get a few more glasses! I won't - I promise! Nevertheless, I have more wreath napkin rings, knobs, paint, glue, moss and ribbon. And with friends and family like mine, it's gonna be a while before this stash is busted! May 1st- those juice glasses are mine!

I am linking this to Brag Monday at the Graphics Fairy.

and


DIY Day @ ASPTL

 DIY Day.

Hope you are having a great week!

17 comments:

sara's art house said...

CUTE!

ewenique said...

Luv, luv luv! I too have looked at junk stores for a cloche, never thought to look at the dollar store! And the coaster idea for the bottom is great. Girl you did good!

the gypsy magpie said...

This is a great mini cloche! What clever thinking to try a juice glass... it's amazing sometimes what you can turn into something else. Nice, very nice job! Thanks for sharing your idea with us all.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Ah, now that is so sweet. Who'd have thought that this little spot of prettiness was from a coaster, a juice glass, a knob and a napkin ring! You've got some great creativity going on over there.

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

That is awesome!!

Dayhomemama said...

That genius, thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Clever girl, this is darling!!! I predict a lot of juice glasses are going to find themselves turned into cloches, very soon! Thanks for linking up this amazing project for "Brag Monday".

Anne said...

That's so cute! I love the idea of creating a little vignette of mini cloches! :)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love it!!! Now I want to get some of those glasses. At least one. And I love the mini nest.

Suzy said...

Very cute and smart of you! Great job.

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely delightful! I can’t wait to do something like this! I hopped over from A Soft Place to Land and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. I have become a follower and I hope you’ll do the same. until later…

PetraB said...

this is such a darling idea, it looks lovely

AES said...

Very cute ;)

jenjen said...

That is so cute. I want to make one!

XOXO
Jen

Gina/Rustown Mom said...

Adorable. I want one!

Kelley said...

soooo adorable! i love it!

Heidi V said...

I made these YEARS ago...only I used wine glasses. I knocked off the stems, and ground them down with a bench grinder or my dremel. I added glass knobs, and other types of finials or decor. Cute!