I am so excited to show you this DIY cloche made from dome clock and cheese ball tray for this month’s challenge!
I’ve paired up with a group of talented ladies to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store, yard sale, resale shop etc. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild!
You can also follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration.
Be sure to check out all of the other creative upcycle projects my fellow bloggers have come up with!
I had been wanting a cloche like you find at Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware but of course, I did not want to spend that much money. One cloche might not be that much money but if I bought three, that would add up big! I had previously made 2 cloches from cheese ball trays and candlesticks but I wanted a taller one.
When I saw this old gold plastic clock that I think every bride in the 80’s received as a wedding gift, I knew it would work.
I spray painted the clock white to match my other cloche.
I think it looks awesome with my other two cloche especially decorated for fall. I have added the blog post with the steps to make the other cloches below.
I have been wanting a grouping of cloches for my table. The cost of one may not sound like a lot of money, but when you want a couple, the cost starts adding up. I love that you can change them up for each season, or if you just want a different look. I have seen people use the old cheese ball sets from the 80’s and 90’s and upcycle them to look like the one at the
I went shopping at my favorite thrift stores and finally found one, but I wanted to make two cloches for my table.
I went several times and could not find a second one anywhere. I probably could find one eventually, but I want it now!
If I can’t find what I want, I try to make it. I found a few glass pieces that resemble a dome, so I purchased them. I also thought that I could find a candlestick and paint it for the base. I also need something for the glass to sit on, so I found this wood candle holder that looks like a perfect item to use. Every Thrift Store I have ever been to has plenty of these kinds of things to work with, and it is usually very inexpensive. My cost for both cloches was $5.
You can always find greenery at the stores I shop at. I found a piece of greenery that would be perfect if I picked off the red berries.
To make the choche from the cheese ball plate, I glued the candlestick to the bottom of the plate with glue.
I painted the stand white and let dry before I placed the glass dome on the top.
I wanted the second choche to be taller than the first, so I used a taller candlestick. I spray painted all the wood pieces white and cut some more of my thrift store greenery.
This is a super easy and inexpensive project, and I am so happy with the look of my DIY cloche made from dome clock, cheese ball tray, and random items from the Thrift Store.