This craft project turned out to look a lot like the cloche displays in high end stores, but it’s almost all Dollar Tree! Check out my video below and see how you can “fix” a “situation”! I had fun making it, but girl! It just about got me!
Supplies I used:
Dollar Tree: Heart, cloche, wood rounds, charger, Tumbling Tower game blocks (like little Jenga blocks)
Goodwill Outlet: lid for my cloche
Amazon: wood letters (there’s a link below!)
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Let’s get started!
Remove any tags, stickers or hangers from your Dollar Tree pieces.
Use E-6000 glue plus hot glue to adhere the wood rounds to the ends of the candlestick. This just dresses it up a bit.
I chose Debi’s Design Diary Apothecary to paint what is now my wood stand.
I decided to leave the charger just as I found it at Dollar Tree. You’ll see later on that I did end up painting the back side.
Once the wood stand was all painted, I used Debi’s Design Diary White Wax to give it some character. I brushed it on with a paintbrush, then wiped off most of it with a paper towel.
TIP: You can also just add a little water to white paint and get the same effect.
Here’s what’s left after my assistant Judie and I tried several ways to remove the big label on our cloche. Our friends suggested WD-40, but I didn’t have any. We tried Goof Off and hand sanitizer, neither removed all of it. The Goof Off did do a little better when I applied it to a paper towel instead of directly to the cloche. We will just turn that side to the back, y’all!
Here I used E-6000 and hot glue again to attach the wood stand to the charger. It took two coats to paint the back of the charger.
Here’s that pretty little lid I found at the Goodwill Outlet! It sits on top of the cloche. I used E-6000 and hot glue to put it on. The E-6000 is permanent and has to dry overnight, while the hot glue sets up quickly so we can move on to the next step.
This cute heart is from the Dollar Tree! It is designed to hang, but I’m making a kickstand for it.
To make the kickstand, I just used two Tumbling Tower game blocks (like little Jenga blocks) and placed them as you see in the photos below. The heart will sit on its side once I add it to our project.
I had one of those Scrabble racks, so I made a sweet sentiment. Each letter is hot glued on to hold it in place.
And here is the finished project!
TIP: One of our friends suggested placing 1/2 round beads along the edge. That would be pretty!
I really enjoyed this project, even through some trial and error, y’all! When you’re crafting and things don’t go as planned, you’re still having fun, right?
Thank you for visiting my blog, and let me know in the comments how you might style your cloche decor!