Showing posts with label cloche jars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cloche jars. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Etceteras: diy bell or cloche jars

Bell jars or cloche jars are all the rage these days. They adorn mantles, counters and knick knack shelves.
Photo courtesy of Art and Artifact

Photo courtesy of the Company Shed

Did you know that “cloche” is the French word for “bell”? Cloche jars were originally hand-blown jars used to protect plants from cold and frost.

Decorating with some cloche jars has been on my list but I haven’t run across any to purchase so I decided to make some of my own.

I found these votives at the dollar store. I also found these flat glass marbles.

I glued two marbles together (flat sides together) and then glued them to the bottom of the votive. Turned upside down and the votive becomes a cloche jar. I don’t have a lot of experience gluing glass objects but I used Beacon 527 Multi-Use Glue and it dried crystal clear and seems to be holding nicely.

Now the fun part…deciding what to display in your cloche jar. Here are some ideas that I came up with.

 A woodland floral arrangement

 A single beautiful flower


A precious photo

 A collection of sea shells

Vintage objects

I’m so happy with how these turned out, I’m heading back to the dollar store to get some more votives.