Crows and Skulls under Glass

  • By Joan
  • September 28, 2017
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Glass Cloche, Glass Dome Halloween Decorating

I found these two clocks with the glass domes at a local thrift store recently.  I’ve been wanting to decorate with a cloche but hadn’t found one the right size or the right price.  I really wanted the taller one but I didn’t like the plastic base it was sitting on. The shorter one had a metal base but you couldn’t put as much into it.  

You probably had no idea there were so many decisions to make in a thrift store.

Glass Cloche, Glass Dome Halloween Decorating

On the same day, in the same store, I’m heading down the glass aisle and what do I see…the perfect glass dome.  The perfect price, the perfect size.

It didn’t come with a base so I headed over to the platter aisle  (my thrift store is very organized), where I find the small silver plated tray for $1.

I already had the candlesticks and you can see I already used half of a candlestick for another project.  Are you seeing perfect pedestal?

If you can’t wait for your thrift store to get a cloche in stock I found this Glass Cloche Dome with Black Wood Base, 11″  at Amazon and a Glass Bell Dome at Michaels.

Glass Cloche, Glass Dome Halloween Decorating

Glass Cloche, Glass Dome Halloween Decorating

Attach the candlestick to the tray with screws.

Glass Cloche, Glass Dome Halloween Decorating

Paint if desired, I’m using black chalk paint.

Glass Cloche, Glass Dome Halloween Decorating

I also cut another round wooden disk to fit inside the dome and painted it black. You may not need this piece, but I think it holds the glass in place.  Top with moss.

Glass Cloche, Glass Dome Halloween Decorating

I’m giving you two options for a Halloween themed cloche.  First up, crows.  I bought these after Halloween last year.  I was going to make a wreath but today I’m serving my birds under glass.

To get my bird to fly, I stuck him with a coat hangar and anchored him in a piece of driftwood.

Glass Cloche, Glass Dome Halloween Decorating

Glass Cloche, Glass Dome Halloween Decorating

For my mantel, I’m pairing my birds up with a skull, fake spider webs and a couple past projects…Apothecary jar and Spell book.

Glass Cloche, Glass Dome Halloween Decorating

Glass Cloche, Glass Dome Halloween Decorating

For the second option…the crows worked great but I have another idea.  Start with a dollar store skull, the same skull I used for my skull wreath last year.

Glass Cloche, Glass Dome Halloween Decorating

A little Halloween fake blood and he’s all decorated for the holiday.

Glass Cloche, Glass Dome Halloween Decorating

Glass Cloche, Glass Dome Halloween Decorating

Glass Cloche, Glass Dome Halloween Decorating

Glass Cloche, Glass Dome Halloween Decorating

I’m already thinking of what I could put under my glass dome for Christmas and Easter.

Until next time, stay inspired.

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