Tuesday, April 16, 2013

An Accidental Beauty: DIY Cloche

I recently came across an amazing architectural salvage place in downstate Illinois. I was looking for some specific things and came across an isle of light fixture parts. I grabbed a few clear glass shades in hopes to make a few cloches with our glass door knobs. You know the kind I am talking about. They are just beautiful and I was so excited about them.

I came home and got out my trusty E600 glue and prepared to glue the door knob to the glass shade when I realize that the opening on the glass shade was too big for the knob. Arg! I was feeling defeated (I'm so dramatic). 

They I spied something laying in the corner of my workspace... a metal Ball Jar lid!

I tried it on and it fit just perfectly. I spread some E600 glue along the edge of the glass where I wanted to attach the lid. Set the metal lid onto the glue and left it alone for 24 hours.

 Now it is a beautiful way to display some of my fancies.

Supplies for this project:
Ball Jar Lid
Glass Shade with larger opening
E600 glue

Thanks for checking in!


  1. It's a lovely decor

  2. Very nice, this is so different, a little rustic, I know that my sister would love it.

  3. Oh I love it, and since I host our seasonal cloche party, you would know that anything at all like a cloche grabs me. I love how creative and lovely this is. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me Tuesday party that is ongoing. - -http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/04/160th-inspire-me-tuesday.html

    Love this idea. Very inspiring. Hugs, Maty

  4. Looks like it was "meant to be"...love those happy accidents :)

  5. Ohhh, so primitively chic!! What a great idea! And I totally understand the whole feeling defeated thing, but it's usually then that something even better comes along!

  6. I love it! The mason jar top is genious! I am always looking for something I can make a cloche out of. I also made one out of a lamp part and it is my favorite. I'd love it if you would share this at "What We Accomplished Wednesday," at Green Willow Pond. It goes live on Tuesday nights at about 6 PM EST. Have a great week!


  7. I see clear glass shades all of the time, but have never known quite what to add to the piece at the top to make it look like a real cloche. Love this. Thanks for sharing. :-)