Here’s Cindy from Edith and Evelyn for another fabulous tutorial!
What do you get when you turn clear glass vases upside down, and add a glass knob? A cloche, of course!
Hi, everyone, Cindy here, from Edith & Evelyn!
Recently, I was working on another project, showcasing my collection of French statues.
I wanted to display them in different size glass cloches, but realized that I only had two and that wouldn’t be enough.
Also, while pricing them, I realized they could get a little expensive, and there wasn’t much of a variety as far as size went.
I had some clear glass vases that I had picked up at Goodwill, and I seem to always have a stash of clear glass knobs, so I just decided to create my own cloche.
Easiest. project. ever.
Just take different size, clear glass, vases and turn them upside down.
I used E6000 glue because it’s the strongest glue for glass that I’ve ever used and it dries clear.
Glue the glass knob on top of the turned upside down vase.
Let the glue dry overnight and you’re done!
You can find clear glass vases at thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales, and Michaels craft stores.
I’ve had the glass knobs for awhile, but they are an easy pick up at Hobby Lobby.
I mixed the “homemade” cloches in with the “real” ones for this project.
You’ll see the two “store bought” ones that I already had on hand, and they mix perfectly.
And I used various pieces for the bases. Ironstone plates, pedestals, and old salvaged lamp bases, that I pick up from time to time.
These DIY cloches could be used to display any of your special pieces that you wanted to showcase.
Whether it’s a batch of chocolate chip cookies or cupcakes on your kitchen counter, or displaying that special piece that means so much to you.
And the great thing is, that you could make different sizes and shapes.
Tell me, what could you use one for?
Linda Shobe says
Good on you! What a great idea. I predict this blog post will be one that many of your readers click on, it’s so creative and original. Can hardly wait to try this myself. Thanks!
Absolutely loved this idea and have tried with some great success…Thank you for sharing your creativity!
Brilliant! I will be making these for myself and for gifts. You are such a clever and resourceful woman!
Cindy did an amazing job making her own cloches!!!
What a clever idea!!!
What a fabulous idea, I know how expensive the shop bought ones can be, good thinking and crafting. Patent Pending??????????
Nita Fox says
I was so happy to see this posting. I looked and looked for a reasonably priced cloche to use with beautiful ballerina ornament I received at Christmas after I attended The Nutcracker at the Fox theatre in Atlanta. It is so pretty I wanted to display it. Now I can make my own cloche and do that. Love your blog.
Beautiful! where do you find glass knobs?
Hobby Lobby, Home Depot, Lowes! Possibly antique or salvage shoppes.
What a great idea…….love your collection.
Have a great day.
Tracey Lee says
So inspiring and easy to do….I’m definitely making some vase cloche’s!
oh WOW!! These look wonderful!! And how easy. Gonna have to try a couple. Thanks so much for sharing this to your readers.
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
Oh Cindy…so great to see you here today and your fabulous and creative cloches!….I have used glass vases, etc to use as cloches but never thought to add the glass knobs to the top….genious!!!…love all the ways you decorated and filled them….Always a beautiful sight to see!
Love that you can make a size for your specific arrangement. I could see using these at holiday time with holiday decorations, particularly Christmas ornaments with fairy lights or ribbons.
Fiona, Lilyfield Life says
You have some gorgeous pieces Cindy and this is such a lovely way to display them, fiona xx
Cindy you are amazing!! This is so creative. I love this idea and can hardly wait to get started on making a cloche with the glass knob.
What an awesome idea! I have picked up all the items to make my diy cloche, but am having a hard time finding a glass knob without a screw glued to it! I bough one at hobby lobby, but could not figure out how to detach the screw portion of it … Any sugggestions?? Thanks and great blog!
Oh sorry no suggestions here. Thanks for the compliment.
Hi Kristy, I think the ones you buy at lowes do not have the screen attached. 🙂
Clare Godleski says
Fantastic Idea! I am making one for my daughter when her new baby is born and I am putting an antique shoe and some old photos of my Mom and Grandmom when they were babies in it, too. Maybe a little old lace or something sentimental. I hope she will love it.
Kate Collignon says
Love your ideas… Very helpful.
Great idea! Thanks for the tip, I am going to make one.
After spending an hour drilling through a glass vase from the dollar store to make a cloche your post is heartening. I went with the drill because I wanted to be certain it stayed on and the glue did not show. you say the glue you used dries clear, fantastic. Does it hold? I love my finished cloch but I have a few more to do and two that are quite large.
Teresa, you’ll need to ask Cindy from https://edithandevelynvintage.com/ She wrote that post.
Dawn perozuk says
This is fabulous well done for being so creative thankyou
Brilliant idea I’m finding them expensive so this is a really good way to make my own. And love that you can do all different shapes and sizes which I want for my Christmas gloches. So glad I came across this. Thanks for sharing. Right off to the antique store to find some knobs
I also think this is a clever idea. I will love copying your invention.
Ginger Valdes says
This is pure genius!
Jane Evans says
This cloche idea is right up there with the best of the best ideas ever. Love it. Brilliant you ! Thank you so very much for sharing with us all.
Pam Allen says
Can you tell me where you got the “M” heart with rhinestones? I’d like to make one for my mother. Her name is Mary and Mom! =)
Pam, that is from Edith and Evelyn. You’ll need to contact her. Use the link in the post.
I love this idea!!! I’ve been looking for a cloche to display my wedding shoes, but they ridiculously expensive. I can’t wait to find just the right vase and knob! Thank you so much for your vision! I depend so much on creativity found on Pinterest! ❤️
Barbara Maturo says
Loved viewing your use of cloches! I have been using them forever…even used stemless wine glasses for the small items that you would like to display.
Barbara, great idea!!!
Beautiful! Should you glue the cloche to the base or do you just glue the pieces inside the cloche?
I wouldn’t glue to the base, so you can change out the things inside the cloche.
YOUR IDEAS HERE ARE GREAT. I HAVE MADE A FEW BEFORE BUT NEVER THOUGHT TO PUT THEM ON A BASE/ YOU’RE VERY CREATIVE. I DIDN’THAVE GLASS KNOBS, BUT HAD A FEW GOLD SEALING WAS LETTERS STAMPS AND SO I GLUED THEM TO THE TOP OF A COUPLE VASS AND CLOCK DOMES. THEY CAME OUT NICELY. MAYBE OTHERS HAVE SOME ODD BUT PRETTY THINGS THAT MIGHT ALSO WORK! THANKS FOR YOUR LOVELY SHARE. I’LL BE CHECKING OUT SOME OF YOUR OTHER POSTS! HAVE A BLEST DAY!
Thanks Teri. I think Cindy did a great job on this!!!
HOW DO I FIND YOUR BLOG? I TAPPED YOUR NAME AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR POST, BUT IT TOO ME TO EDITH AND EVELYB’S ETSY STORE. I’M INTERESTD IN SEEING MORE OF YOUR CREATIVE IDEAS AND WEB PAGE. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP! HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON! THANKS
Terri, you can find Cindy’s blog here. https://edithandevelynvintage.com/