I saw a few on the internet, and boy, are they expensive. And who can have just one?
I work at a furniture store, and when my boss was recently at Las Vegas Market, she found cloches and ordered some sets for the store. I have been waiting for them to come in, but alas, they will not make it in before Easter. I think I will wait for them though, as I will get a sizeable employee discount from my boss.
In the meantime, I have a glass dome, covered food service piece, for cheese or butter that I am going to decorate for an Easter cloche.
This is what I did. I found three little metal frames I had in a drawer at my house. I spray painted them heirloom white. I left the glass off the frames and glued a piece of burlap to the cardboard backings.
Then this very tricky part. I purchased Easter foam sticker shapes at the Dollar Store. Now, to make them black. I first used a sharpie. This would work, but it takes a few coats and time. I then tried to spray paint the shapes with black paint. This worked but the force of the spray blew them around a bit. Tape them down with a tiny piece of tape if you try this. I then used a Sharpie over the tops of the painted shapes again just to even them out and make sure the shape was all covered. Then I pulled the backing off and tried to center the little silhouettes on the burlap/cardboard backing.
Then for the another hard part. I had planned to put both small frames in the cloche with shredded brown paper and Easter colored sixlets, but I couldn't get all of that in there without tipping over a frame or moving the sixlets all to one side of the plate. Anyway, I settled on one frame under the cloche.
Then for the last hard part. Taking photos of cloches is hard work. There are reflections bouncing off everything and mine had a little design etched into the glass that I had to work around too.
Well after all the blabbing and excuses, here it is...
My Easter Craft? Mini Cloche!