Cloche bases easy to make!
Do you have a collection of cloches without a base?
I have a few and I have some with pedestal type bases and I wanted a simple flat round base.
Looking through the workshop I found three wood circle “patterns.” This made me laugh that I’ve still had these. You see several years ago I made furniture and home decor things to sell.
I used these to make wooden tiered displays. I could quickly cut out 30 circles.
Since I’m not going to make 10 tiered displays anytime soon, these will be perfect for cloche bases.
I used a metal file to rough up the edges for a little character.
First I slapped on walnut stain. I do mean slapped it on…very messy!
Then wiped the stain off with paper towels.
I let the stain dry for a few minutes. Then slap on an almost black paint and again wipe off with a paper towel.
The one on the right has only stain on it, the one on left is finished. I like the rough edges!
Someday I will want to make another circle somethingorother! I have a simple way to make a circle. First if you have a plate the size you want draw around it. Otherwise, I use a stick, paint stir stick works great. Make a small hole for a nail in one end. Measure along the stick half the diameter of the circle you want. An eight inch circle would be 4 inches. Make a hole to fit a pencil.
Hammer the nail in the center of your board and draw a circle. Easy peezy!
You can see this in our Thanksgiving Simple Abundance post.
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