Saturday, March 5, 2011

Jute Cloche

I caved! Made a trip to Goodwill and I had no idea it would be so addicting! I can't believe I haven't been going before. It's a DIYers dream. I tried to control myself a bit so it cost me about $16.00 for all of this. The cheese tray being the most of it. I wasn't going to get it, but just kept walking by and couldn't let it go so I splurged : ) ... $8.00.

I also purchased a brand new looking plant with metal pot holder and a small mismatched plate, but it was currently drying from its paint job as I was taking this picture... I couldn't wait : ). I have an idea for each one. Very exciting.

So first project at hand is the Jute Cloche I made. I love it. I used the red candle/vase thing in the picture above, the glass cover for the cheese ball tray and the plate that isn't shown.

I already had the jute (or twine) along with the glue and spray paint. I spray painted the plate with an antique white so I could use it in my kitchen, white was just TOO bright. Next I wrapped the red candle in the jute/twine string.

Honestly, it didn't take me long. I started using the gorilla glue, but it doesn't dry fast so I used my back up tacky glue with gorilla glue so when it dried there would be the extra hold. I finally got that wrapped and secured my ends with just a little extra glue.

Next I placed the plate on top and flipped it over. I traced a circle around the top of the candle so I would know it was centered. Placed glue on the rim of the candle and placed it on the plate. Flipped it over to dry and stuck the glass over on top and this is what you get.
I've very happy with it. And I can always change the color of the plate when I change my mind. : )

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Stacey Nicole- The Music Making Mommy said...

very cool

Jennifer said...

I'm so impressed by your DIY skills. I LOVE goodwill and other thrift shops and yard sales. Amazing what you can find. I like to pick up mismatched china - especially tea cups and tea pots.

Ashley said...

Jennifer... never thought to do that. I think that would be really cute : ) mismatched tea sets

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

That is adorable! Really clever use of materials!

srkindredspirits said...

Wow! that is really neat! I love this!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

What a great idea!! I just found your blog through Thrifty Decor Chick's before and after party. I am now your newest follower. Come check me out if you get a chance.

Erin said...

I love this idea! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back:
Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-) said...

I LOVE this!! I would love for you to share it at my Linky Party!



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