A Re-Purposed Glass Votive Shade - Two Ways


You know the glass votive shades that are available for a dollar at thrift shops? They have a rubber ring around the glass nub on top. I re-purposed one into a cloche by adding a vintage spool to the glass knob.
I removed the measuring tape and added a vintage button card, thimbles and red thread under the re-purposed votive shade/cloche.
This is the glass votive shade that I purchased for a dollar.
I had my husband enlarge the hole in the the wooden spool and pushed the glass knob into the spool. You could glue it but I didn't because it was snug.
I put together this vignette with buttons, spools, thread, scissors, and a Sears Roebuck vintage measuring tape. The tape is displayed under the makeshift cloche.
Adding a little red, and a vintage Valentine postcard, I have a Valentine's Day sewing vignette. http://organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com/2013/02/one-vignette-two-ways.html

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  • Kathy A
    on Jun 17, 2018

    How clever. I have been using similarly shaped glass lamp shades upturned with votive/tealight candles for years but I never thought of using these shades as a cloche. Cute; I love how your vignette is very useful as well as decorative!

  • Karen Pullen
    on Jul 19, 2018

    Absolutely adorable and inspired!

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