Thursday, August 26, 2010

Clock to Cloche

I'd seen the idea to turn a mantel clock into a cloche on a few sites around blog land. I found a little clock on one of my Goodwill trips for $3.97 so I knew it was time to try it for myself.


It started out looking like this (and did not work anymore).

Before I purchased it, I made sure that I'd be able to get the glass top off of the base.  It looked like it would be fairly simple to unscrew the few screws on the bottom.
Here are all the pieces after I disassembled it (minus the glass).
I decided to give the base a coat of that Heirloom White that every body's been raving about.


I also painted the base from this cloche project while I was at it.


Here's the new cloche.  It's tiny so it can't hold too much.
I tried out a few different ideas.


A little bird, some coral and a mini nest.

A mini English cottage from my British BFF.

A clay bee and rosebuds made by my younger daughter in art class.
The little Easter tea pot house(also purchased on the same GW run) fits on there without the glass.

 And one of my faves, our Christmas card photo when my oldest was a baby.  Awwwwww!!

But it wasn't all unicorns and lollipops, no...this cloche and me, just weren't meant to be. I dropped the glass top on my kitchen floor and it shattered into a million pieces. FAIL!!!  I'm keeping the base and it's holding up a little silver bowl in the china cabinet right now.{sniffle}

 Off to look for more clocks!
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35 comments:

carlotta said...

Aww, I'm sorry your glass got smashed! Loved your ideas.

Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Well darn it was so cute...maybe you will fine another glass for it. Trish

AUDRA said...

Hi there! Stopping by and following from Social Parade.

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, no hate when that happens. Hope you find another one.

Maxabella said...

Aaarrrgh! And here I was thinking that it made such a great photo frame. Better luck next time, Heather! Have a great weekend. x

Lydia @ On The Verge said...

I am your newest follower from the blog hop. Your ideas are awesome. Sorry your glass broke.

Lydia
www.ontheverge6.com

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I am so sorry your broke it. I hope you find something else. What a disappointment. I've seen several glass vases at GW that have a semi round bottom and they also make wonderful cloches. You can even glue a little knob on the bottom when it is turned over. Hope you find something. Hugs, Marty

BabiesandBargains said...

It was beautiful I want a cloche so bad..... I cant tell you how many beautiful things I have smashed not the 3 kids under 6 ME lol

Mommy to Casey ♥ said...

Now following from Social Parade.. looking forward to getting to know you!

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Marissa said...

OH NO, it was making such cute, creative things :( So sorry. At least you have pictures to document all of the cuteness you made!!

Charla @ Healthy Home Blog said...

Heather, you are so creative! Glad to "see" you at Friendly Friday. Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend! :)

Brianne said...

Noooo! How disappointing! Thank goodness for cheap finds though, it makes the loss a little easier! Right? :)

Visiting from New Friend Friday! ^_^

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Nice blog!!

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ok, just tried again. I'm new at this and I must have done something wrong this time. Hope I'm following you now. Linda
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Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

Oh no! I have SO done that SO many times. It makes me sad.

Julie Jabbers said...

How creative, thanks for sharing the clock idea. Sorry about the drop:( I'm over from NFF, and I'm your newest follower, love your blog, looking forward to reading more.
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Life in Rehab said...

Oh, no, after all that it BROKE? Please accept this huge helping of crafting fail empathy and an internet hug...I've soooooo been there.

Sharyn said...

Sorry your little glass dome broke. It was just darling and so sweet with all your pretty little treasures inside.Your post has been featured at Creative Link Up. http://creativelinkup.blogspot.com/2010/08/friday-favourites_27.html

Maureen said...

Oh, no! I was imagining a tall, thin Santa in it at Christmas just as I read it broke! So sorry, but it looked great while it lasted.

Petie said...

Yikes! You are taking the glass breaking very well :) So sorry! The fun is in the "hunt" right? So now you're lucky that you get to "hunt" again :) Have a great weekend!

Tks for your nice comments!

Allison Shops said...

Aw, I'm sorry! Maybe you'll find another one.

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thriftymomma said...

Oh and it was so clever. I adore the picture of Christmas. You are creative. I am following you back from thriftymommastips.

Paula

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

OHHH You have the greatest ideas!
Hugs

Java said...

Oh Heather! I'm so sorry to see about the glass! Boo! :(
What a great idea though! I had never seen that kind of clock being used that way! I'll have to keep my eyes open for one!!

Have a great weekend!

PS: I loved your coffee humor!

Natasha said...

Oh dear-this is a rather sad story! You poor thing!

I loved what you did in your first attempt,though, so please don't give up!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

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leelea said...

Cute idea!!!! Yours looks great!!!

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

I love it with the baby picture the best. Have a great weekend!
Bonnie :)

BeaderBubbe said...

Missed blogging on Friday; so here blogging on Saturday from Saturday Blog Hopping....am following you ....nice blog....

Cap Creations said...

How cute!!!

Cecily said...

Sorry to laugh, but that's hi-larious! Hope you can find a new glass dome because those were some beautiful possibilities!

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

OH NO! Well, it was beautiful while it lasted, haha. Have a great weekend!


-Ann Marie

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I so sorry your cloche broke :(:( You have great ideas tho!
*hugs*deb

Marianne@Songbird said...

I am so sorry it broke. I loved it with that sweet picture inside. Maybe you will find a new one?

Debbie said...

Oh man that stinks! Well you certainly showed us all the diverse ways for cloches.

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