If You Like It…Put A Cloche On It

 
Sometimes I get a song stuck in my head.  And it usually has absolutely nothing to do with anything except I find it humorous or entertaining.  When I was working on this DIY Cloche, I kept humming the Beyonce “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” song.  I have probably heard this song twice and I think it’s kind of cute.  I thought it was funny to “put a cloche on it” instead so I substituted those words and amused myself for quite a while. 
 
I love the different cloche designs you can find: glass, chicken wire, wrought iron, and my personal favorite, Debbie’s at {re}fresh{re}style.  If you have not followed Debbie yet, she is super creative and I love her style.  So, I decided to try one of these for my bay window behind my kitchen sink.
 
 
Cloche with lemons…
 
 
Here is what I used:
  • One plastic mesh trash can {Dollar Tree} woot woot!
  • One round wooden ball (with a flat side) about 1 1/4 inches around {craft supply store}
  • E-6000 glue
  • Antique white spray paint
  • Fine sandpaper
 
Directions:
  • I began by gluing the wooden ball to the top of the mesh basket with glue, I allowed it to sit overnight and set
  • Next I applied two coats of antique white spray paint allowing it to dry well between coats
  • Once the paint was completely dry I used a fine grit sandpaper around the edges of the mesh and here and there to give it a distressed look.  Yep, spray paint and sand paper are amazing, and you could probably make anything look vintage by doing this. 
I put a few of my favorite little treasures under my new
{and thrifty thanks to Debbie!} cloche and I am really enjoying it. 
 
We spend so much time either in our homes,
or wanting to get home and relax after a long day.
Pretty things that make us feel good don’t need to break our budget,
nor do they need to be hard to make. 
Sometimes a few simple changes are all it takes to freshen up
our space, and sometimes our day at the same time.
 
As always, thank you so much for reading, I appreciate you so very much!
 
xoxo, Tanya
 
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Comments

  1. That is such a creative idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Nonny
    http://www.notionsfromnonny.blogspot.com

  2. So creative. And Amazing.
    Would have never though of being so easy. I've been babying the idea of doing some – for Easter – in chicken wire.
    Thank you for inspiring me further.
    Teresa

  3. I thought about making one just like that (I have the same waste basket in white, tray and pull)…but I really don't know where to put it 🙂 I like how simple it is, yet stylish and cool!

  4. I love this Tanya! Such a great idea. And so funny about that song. It is definitely one of those that get stuck in your head. (thanks,lol, I'll be singing it all day 😉 ) I love what you said about us spending so much times in our homes, things that make us feel good, etc. So true!!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Oh and I'm a new follower.
    xo
    Nancy

  5. So cute. I love this cloche version craft 🙂

  6. That's such a cute idea! I swear everything looks better under a cloche!

  7. You know I love your cloche 🙂 Thanks for mentioning me! Have a great week!
    Debbie

  8. So cute!! Would love it if you came by and shared it at http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/01/share-it-one-more-time-4-2013.html

  9. Oh wow your so clever! Your wire cloche is adorable.

  10. So creative, Tanya! 🙂 I really like it. Megan

  11. Hi Tanya: I loved this post. And I love Cloches. I'm your newest follower and I found you through Take a Look Tuesday party @ Sugar Bee Crafts.
    Kay

  12. Such a simple but creative idea!

  13. So cute and clever! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects!

  14. How absolutely clever! Thanks for sharing at my Twirl & Take a Bow party! Have a great day!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

  15. Hi,
    You have some great ideas and we would like for you to share with our readers too. We are hosting our first link party tomorrow and we would like to invite you to link up with us. We have a fun blog to co-host with us. Hope to see you there.

    Thanks!
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

    http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/

  16. This is such a good idea. So easy and fun.
    Thanks for sharing it.
    Stop by my blog, I'm having a giveaway.
    Ruth

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