Mine are decorated for Easter using items found around the house or purchased from the dollar store. The possibilities are endless for decorating under glass and add that special panache to a seasonal tablescape, fireplace mantel or bookcase. The best part is that they are easy and inexpensive to create and require little to no storage.
How To Make Easy And Affordable DIY Glass Cloches
Like us, you may already have the perfect vessels for making these collecting dust in the bottom of the china cabinet. Mr. Frugalista had these glass domes before I met him in the early 80's. They have moved with us from city-to-city, province-to-province, and everywhere in between. Not once have they seen the light of day because I found, without a base or knob to hang onto, they were awkward to use.
When emptying the contents of the dining room china cabinet to prep for painting, I finally decided either they were being donated or put to good use. It only took me 30 years!
- Glass Domes, Large Jars, or Vases
- Furniture Knobs
- Wire Stripper Pliers
- E6000 Glue
Remove the stem from the knob
Gluing the knob onto the glass vesselAfter you wash the domes and dry them thoroughly, apply a dab of E6000 Glue onto the back of each knob and to the top center of each vessel.
Apply a little pressure to ensure there is a good bond. If some of the glue seeps out, dip a cotton swab into mineral spirits and gently rub it off.
The glue takes approximately two minutes to get tacky and sets in around ten minutes. It takes between 24 and 72 hours to completely cure. I erred on the side of caution and waited for the full 72-hours before lifting the cloches by the handles.
Decorating DIY Glass Cloches for EasterI filled the tallest one with twine and moss covered Easter eggs along with feather covered balls. The base is a glass candle plate covered with a sheet of faux grass. I'll be sharing how I made them in an upcoming post.
Decorating DIY Glass Cloches for Spring
Here is a close up of the tallest one with faux succulents.
I made Holiday Diorama Jars using glass candlesticks and jars from the dollar store. You could easily create something similar with these glass cloches by placing wooden candlesticks underneath.
Tiered Cake Stands.
Like I mentioned at the beginning of this post because the glass cloches can be displayed for every season, there is no need for extra room to store them. Not only are they affordable to make but they can be filled with items you already have around the house.
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