DIY Glass Dome Cloches

5 Materials
15 Minutes

I have always thought glass dome cloches were beautiful and love how they highlight special treasures. Using a cloche is like giving a beloved photo a frame. Because I don't have any, I decided to make my own. They turned out so beautiful and were easy and inexpensive.

The Project

This project has people asking, where did you get that? When, my response is that I made it, they are so excited. Because anyone, absolutely anyone can make these in only a few minutes with things you may already have around your house!


You may have old vases from flower arrangements around your home. You could even use a mason jar or a drinking glass. It all depends on what size item you want to display underneath. I found my vases for only $1 each.


I chose knobs that were not too colorful, I wanted brass, wood and crystal to fit in with my decor.


I'm still in awe of how easy, beautiful and inexpensive this craft was. It took such few supplies. I just needed clear glass vases, drawer knobs, hot glue and treasures to display inside.

Hot Glue

To attach the knobs to the bottom of the glass vases I used hot glue. You could also use a super glue.

Styling Your Cloche

I found this small faux orchid at our local Hardware Store for a dollar. It was the perfect size and shape to fit inside this vase turned cloche. I set it on a stack of books with a plaid coaster as it's base.


There are so many different styles of knobs to choose from and use on top. You may even have some laying around to use.

Natural Display

Under this cloche I placed a small birds nest an egg.

Styling a Vignette

Do you have little collections to show off? I collect plaid vintage books. I have a mini one that I put under the cloche on a stack of bigger books with a wood cut as a base.

Real or Faux

Your glass cloches can be terrariums too. I used a faux succulent, but you could use live ones instead. I used a favorite vintage plate as a base for this little glass dome.

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Frequently asked questions

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  • "D" "D" on Oct 26, 2021

    I am sooo inspired. How can I add pictures to the inside and then, maybe a battery operated candle. Thank you for your ideas. Your tutorial was perfect.

  • Donna Donna on Oct 27, 2021

    What did you screw to the bottom of the glass knobs? My knobs have screws on them.

  • DEE MCNEIL DEE MCNEIL on Oct 28, 2021

    How do you get the screw off the knob that comes attached to the knob?


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  • Terry Terry on Nov 02, 2021

    I love this idea! As a former teacher I have so many little treasures that would look so cute in a display like this. Thank you!

  • Bax52428654 Bax52428654 on Dec 02, 2021

    Love this and will try asap !🤩