Cloche Bases


How many times have you found yourself obessed with a certain home decor item? Things like wood crates, chalkboards, or cloches. Me too!

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Cloche bases easy to make!

Today, I’m sharing two cloche bases that are easy to make!

Do you have a collection of cloches without a base? I have a few and some with pedestal type bases. For this collection of cloches, I wanted a simple flat round base.

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Simple circle cloche bases

Cloche Bases Country Design Style

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.

Tiered display

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.

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First I slapped on walnut stain.  I do mean slapped it on…very messy!

Then wiped the stain off with paper towels.

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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!

Cloche Bases Stick

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.

Cloche Bases Drawing Circle

Hammer the nail in the center of your board and draw a circle.  Easy peezy!

Next cut out the circle using a jigsaw. Simply go slow and follow the line.

Cloche Bases SQ

You can see this in our Thanksgiving Simple Abundance post.

Simple Abundance SQ

Scrap Wood Cloche Bases

This idea has several different looks. Above the wood beads serve as the “feet.” They are not glued in place, so I can also lay the wood beads around the bottom of the cloche. The base can be flipped over and the wood circle becomes the “feet.”

You can see the timelapse video on creating the cloche base on Pinterest here.

Wood Slice Cloche Riser

Wood slices are so popular and are here to stay for awhile. They fit in so many home decor styles. From rustic, farmhouse, boho, casual, well you get the idea.

Grab a wood slice, apply a stencil to one side. Then add little feet to the other side. These feet are pieces of spindles. Wood beads make easy feet for cloche bases too!

Where to find cloches

I’m often asked where I find cloches. Here’s my answer. Amazon has several cloche styles. I adore Amazon.

I also scan thrift stores for those wonderful glass domes. Did you notice one above is really a cheese cover. Antique stores sometimes have a few. But many times they are on the pricey side. Furniture stores that sell art and home decor usually have a few. Craft stores are filled with cloches now days.

Cloches are not all glass either. I have several made from wicker and a few wire cloches.

Now that you have a few ideas to make your own DIY cloche base, go grab some cloches!

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