Sometimes it is good when things get turned upside down.
I received flowers from a friend for doing a little favor – so appreciated, but so unnecessary dear friend!
After the beautiful blooms faded, I washed out the vase.
Leaving it upside down on the counter to dry.
Passing by later on I thought – that vase is now a cloche!
Make a Cloche from a plain glass vase
All it needs is a bit of something on top.
I happen to have a bag of glass chess pieces from a estate sale. (never pass on something with even the slightest ‘possibility’ when it is a dollar)
I have had this bag for years & today was the today!
I used clear silicon to attach the chess piece to the top. Any strong clear glue would do.
The chance of you also having a bag of glass chess pieces in your stash is slim. I am sure your stash is fantastic, but it would be uncanny if you had glass chess pieces in a dusty bag too!
So I suggest using a lamp finial, a vintage thread spool, any small interesting piece of wood or metal, maybe even a piece of coral to top your cloche. Coral would be really wonderful, don’t you think?
I have always admired glass cloches in the shops but, really that much for a dome of glass? So I have resisted.
Now I have one & it cost pretty much nothing!
Little things do take on a greater significance under glass.
I nestled in a little clay bird which flits about my house from vignette to vignette, a small nest, a humble brown egg, a faux butterfly I spray painted gold. The other butterfly escaped and alighted on a stick.
The concept of the cloche originated in the early 1600’s in Italy to protect plants from frost. The French perfected the idea with the flared bell shape of the glass, hence the name.
Cloche means bell in French.
You probably have a plain vase with a little flare in a cabinet. Give it some more flair by turning it upside-down!
** Kelly **