Sunday, September 19, 2010

How A Vase Becomes A Cloche

I had purchased this pillar candle holder when I went to the Pottery Barn Outlet back in August.  It’s a good size all around to be a base for a cloche and that was my intention when I bought it. 


IMG_7870_4290It was just this weekend that I realized I had a vase that was put away with my Halloween decorations that would actually work as the cloche.  It just needed a knob of some kind on the top, so I pulled out what I had on hand.  Here are the models for you.


Round wooden ball

IMG_7862_4285Wooden finial


Glass knob


I decided to go with a glass knob that I had left over from when I painted my pine armoire black and changed out the original wood knobs to glass knobs.  This looks the best out of the three, I think.


I used a glass adhesive because all those glass vases and candleholders that I glued together last year with other adhesives came apart!  That was not fun!  Now I make sure I have a glass adhesive on hand, and that was how I fixed all the other hurricanes and such I made last year.

IMG_7963_4342 I used one of the Fall pinecone fillers I bought last year in it and put it on my entry foyer chest.


IMG_7978_4348  IMG_7983_4353

Done!  What do you think?  A cloche from a vase.  I love it!  So next time Marty at A Stroll Thru Life has a cloche party ~ I’m ready!

Linking this post up with:

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

It’s So Very Creative at It’s So Very Cheri


Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Very pretty! What a creative idea. Love it!

Elizabeth @ Southern Comfort said...

Love it! The glass knob really sets it off. Great job.

Julie said...

Wow! Worked great! Love it, Kathy!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Yup, the glass know works he best. Very nice. And I love your beauitful vignette!
Patricia :o)

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

This turned out SOOOO cute! I love it. Love the black too and you will be able to decorate it so many ways for so many different holidays or regular days!
Love it.

Sonny G said...

Kathy, that looks great.. I love it with the glass knob...


Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Perfect!!!! Love your setting, so warm and inviting!!! Hmmmm, I have a couple of those types of jars . . . . .


Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Beautiful...I love the creativity!!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I absolutley love it. The vase, candleholder and glass know turned out to be the perfect cloche. Gorgeous and so creatie. It's beautiful in your vignette. Now you will be totally ready for the Christmas Cloche Party. Hugs, Marty

Pamela said...

Love it Kathy! I am also in awe because a few weeks back when the inlaws were in town they brought me a gift from The Hubster's 87 yr old grandmother who we loving call Grandma Lillian. You will not believe what it was!!?? The exact same little clock you have! I love that little clock and could not believe she would know that I would love it! Did you purchase yours if so where at? I would love to get another one.

Debbie Moore said...

Great creative idea on the cloche!
I wanted you to know that I blogged about your swap party. I got some wonderful goodies, &
I linked back to you on my site. Thanks for the party opportunity.

Debbie Moore said...

Great idea for the cloche!
I wanted you to know that I blogged about your swap party and linked back to your site. Thanks again for the party. It was fun!

The Tuscan Home said...

What a fabulous idea, Kathy! Ingenious, love it! Liz

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

clever idea...and I love your lampshade, too!!

Scrap for Joy said...

Yikes-I just bought this same candle stand at the PB outlet 2 weeks ago. Now I have to take a second look at my vases and see if I can convert one to a cloche as you have done. I loved the addition of the glass knob...the perfect touch. All of your ideas are inspirational but I think I will really accomplish this one Kathy. Thanks for sharing this.

Miss Char said...

Well I know what I'll be doing when I get home this evening... searching through my candle holders to see what can be transformed. I love Mondays when I can ramble through everyone's fantastic blogs to see what's new. Thanks for the great idea.

the cape on the corner said...

genius! total genius! and i have to say, i also loved those paint colors in your newest post, too.

thanks for the comment on my candles-seriously, i had to ban my dad from buying more for me. the man would "walk the mall" for exercise and would buy one every chance he got if i let him!

Marlis said...

I love the glass nob.. how wonderful. When i get home tonight, I'm checking out the vases I've got!

Vanessa said...

WOW! I love that and NEVER would have thought of that on my own. What a great idea! It looks fabulous and perfect as part of that table vignette! I found your blog through Met Monday and I'm a new follower!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Lov this idea! And the size of the vase is perfect for the base!

Lou Cind :)

Karie said...

Very pretty. Love the cloche'. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

Wow, Ms Kathy! You did a great job! Loooovvveee it!! What a great idea!

Room to Inspire said...

Love it - it turned out great! And I love the "P" on the wall!


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