Ann M
Ann M
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  • Maumee, OH

Instant Cloche From Extra Solar Light Parts!

4 Materials
$0
5 Minutes
Easy

I recently posted a Mason Jar Patriotic Phrase Display. Using only the solar lit top, I was left with a stake and a glass globe. I thought I could use that globe for a bell jar.
Glass globe from solar light
Glass globe from solar light
The little glass globe was just the right size for a petite cloche or bell jar.
Used mainly for decoration now, in the Victorian times bell jars were used to start seeds or protect seedlings before transplanting.
Remove this screw
Remove this screw
On closer inspection, I noticed a screw which was holding the piece which connected the stake. Remove this screw to detach the plastic piece.
Deciding on knobs
Deciding on knobs
This left a small hole on top of the cloche perfect for a small knob. I didn't have anything I particularly cared for except some diamond gem stones. Using E-6000 I glued one stone to the cloche inserting the sharp diamond point into the hole and letting it dry overnight.
Cloche with handle
Cloche with handle
Here the cloche is ready for display. I had 3 cloches left from my patriotic post but I honestly could not remove the screw from the 3rd one. I stripped the screw I worked on it so hard! The first two were easy.
Cloche's with violas
Cloche's with violas
Use your Cloche in some decorative way. Setting them on a small plate with a flower or a small picture is one way they can be used. And it was basically free as it was extra.

Suggested materials:

  • Extra glass globes from solar lights  (Had them)
  • Screwdriver to remove screw  (Had)
  • Glass diamond gems  (Had)
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