The French developed the glass cloche, or bell jar, formed of a solid piece of glass shaped like a dome. The purpose was to protect an early garden plant from bleak cold and frost. This would hasten their crops to maturity. The Dutch and English expanded the idea with handlights, lantern style, faceted pyramidal covers made from glass panes and frames of cast iron.
So it is both! That begs the next question -
How in the world do you pronounce Cloche?
According to Webster's it is \ˈklōsh\ and rhymes with gauche.
Now that we now all of that, how about making one of your own? I've been wanting a bell jar for ages, but couldn't find one for an affordable price.
So I made one!
With the base, I spent less than $6 on it, not including spray paint and the E6000!!! Now that's my kind of price!!!
The vase is approximately 8" high by 5" wide. The washer and knob were spray painted with glossy black paint and then glued on to the bottom of the jar (which is now the top of your Cloche). That's all there is to it.
The base is a thrift store saucer glued on to a Dollar Tree candlestick with E6000, then spray painted.
Just the perfect accent for Halloween with the addition of a .97 skull from
Wally World, a Dollar Tree crow and a little Spanish moss!
Hmmm..... now we need a larger one and a smaller one!!! The smaller one could be a rose bowl from Dollar Tree and I'm sure I could find a larger vase. Guess I'll hit the thrift store and see what I can find.
Super cheap and easy! My two favorite words!
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