I’m a sucker for glass cloches, so a few weeks ago when I spotted this little cheese dome at a thrift store, I had to buy it. How could I pass up such a cute little glass top and pretty wood base? But there was one thing about it that I just didn’t like…
It had a wood burned image of a cheese dome on the wood base.
The image is cute in it’s own way, but I didn’t intend to use it as a cheese dome, so that image had to go.
I thought about filling in the grooves of the woodburning, sanding and painting it, but I really liked the nature wood, so I’ll show you what I did instead!
Cheese Dome Thrift Shop Flip
I thought about using one of my vintage milk cap images to cover up the wood burnt part. I love milk caps, and I’m always looking for ways to use them.
But – I didn’t do that. 🙂
Instead, I decided to use one of my vintage clock faces, since the center of the clock face is an empty space (the free printable is here). I wasn’t sure how to get it sized correctly, so I saved the image on a memory card and took it to Staples. The man in the print center measured the size of the circle, and printed out for me, and he got it just the right size.
I used school glue mixed with a little water to decoupage the the clock face to the base and let it dry.
Now, what to put in inside such a cute little cloche?
A small succulent was just the right size. It isn’t so big that it covers up the clock face numbers, and it isn’t scrunched when I put the glass dome on.
Every time I say or think the word “succulent”, I have a grade school flashback.
Every year my school held a science fair, and one year I picked the topic, “Cacti and Succulents”.
I think I chose the topic just because I wanted an excuse to ask my mom to buy all the cute little plants. 🙂
Vaya con Dios,
Concrete Tree Slice Nature Cloche