Since we’re done with shows for the season and don’t have the store to stock anymore, I’m not doing much in the way of holiday themed stuff. I’m actually ‘thinking spring’ already! And working on some ‘general stuff for our space at Stars.
I actually ended up filling this cloche with gold and platinum glitter ornaments, but forgot to take a picture after I added them!
I started with a thrift store wood candle holder, and glued (epoxy) a craft store 4×4″ wood routered edge plaque to the top and bottom.
I find I can use these things for ALL KINDS of crafting projects, so I always keep a good-sized stash of them on hand by stocking up when they are on sale.
Then I added the feet, again using epoxy. I’m really ‘into’ FEET lately. Especially BUN feet. You absolutely will not believe what I came up with to use as inexpensive bun feet for small furniture pieces! So fun! Real bun feet are ridiculously expensive. Too expensive for me to use on anything that I want to sell. For this little project I used some small candle cups I had on hand. I’ve used wood spools and round wood knobs in such situations as well.
It just so happened to be a DRY fall day here in Oregon; so I took it outside and spray painted it with flat black paint.
For the cloche to top it with, I had these bell-shaped chandelier globes. I needed to ‘plug up the hole’ at the top (which is really the bottom in its original use) to make it look more like a cloche. I used a tiny clear glass remekin, which I epoxied on.
I’ve also used these aemekins as knobs on glass vases the I inverted to make into cloches, like the ones below.
Here are more recent projects, kind along the same theme, pedestals with cloches.
Vintage milk glass cup and bowl (or it might actually be an ashtray!) epoxied together and topped with a cut glass candle cup, used as a cloche.
These are itty bitty and OH so cute! Made using a silver coaster and napkin ring, epoxied together, and topped with a candle cup. These are the perfect size for holding a single chocolate truffle or maybe for presenting a special piece of jewelry to a special someone.
Thrift store mini glass ginger jar with vintage shrimp cocktail glass epoxied on for the base.
Filled with handmade paper shred made from an old book, and a black silk ribbon tied to the lid. I have an awesome full size ginger jar that I did similarly. It’s buried somewhere amongst the 40 boxes and bins of craft show left overs at the moment though. I took a pic of it at the show, but it kinda washed out because of light coming in from behind. But you can kinda see it:
Next project: A thrift store resin finial and ceramic pillar candle holder.
Epoxied together and then both spray painted black.
Sanded the finial a bit to bring out the design.
I actually made these a while back, and I don’t think I took any ‘before’ pictures. I used a craft store 4×4 plaque for the base, a piece of a 2×2 for the core.
Glued on some carved wood appliques to the front side, and topped them with a craft store week finial.