I have seen a lot of people making a cloche out of Dollar Tree items so I decided to give it a try but I just love the look of sea glass so I decided I would use Krylon Sea Glass Paint in Sea Green to paint my pieces for my cloche. There are a 11 colors available in the sea glass paint so you can match décor in your home. I made one cloche for Easter and I made one for my bathroom to keep soaps in. I just love how they turned out.
Here is a list of what you will need:
- 1 Clear Glass Salad Plate (Dollar Tree)
- 1 Clear Glass Bowl (Dollar Tree)
- 1 Clear Glass Candlestick (Dollar Tree)
- 1 Glass Knob (Hobby Lobby)
- 1 Bunny Ceramic Painting Kit (Dollar Tree)
- Krylon Sea Glass Spray Paint
- White Acrylic Craft Paint
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Gorilla Clear Grip Adhesive
- Fine Grit Sandpaper
- Air Dry Clay
Painting the Glass Pieces
The first thing you need to do is remove the stickers and wash your glass pieces. Next in a well ventilated area give the candlestick, the bottom of your plate and your glass knob a light coat of the sea glass paint. Let dry then give another one or two light coats letting dry in-between coats.
Attaching The Candlestick and Plate
To attach the candlestick to the plate apply the gorilla clear grip adhesive around the top of the candlestick. With the bottom of the plate facing upwards glue the candlestick to the center of the salad plate. Let adhere for about 20 minutes before standing upright.
Painting the Bunny
Remove the hanger from the ceramic bunny with a pair of needle nose pliers. Fill in the holes with a little air dry clay and let dry. I gave the bunny a light sanding to make him all smooth before painting. Paint the bunny with acrylic craft paint and let dry. Give the bunny a second coat of paint.
Attaching the Bunny or Knob to the Bowl
If the plate and candlestick has set for 20 minutes you can flip them over and place the bowl upside down onto the plate. To attach your bunny or glass knob to the top of the bowl apply the gorilla clear grip adhesive to the bottom of the bunny or the glass knob and glue in the center of the bottom of the bowl. On my glass knob I ended up with a hole on the top after removing the screw so I glued a bling button on top to cover the hole. Not all knobs will have a whole on top some do not have the screw going through the whole knob.