A cake cover is one example. So is a wired cover for a gorgeous Christmas (any holiday) vignette.
Funny, I was actually searching for a cloche hat because I was pinning hats. When I typed in cloche It didn't occur to me that I'd get so many glass examples. But I found a few. This is my favorite~~pretty little leather books under glass. How perfect is that?
Found a few hats, also. What pretty little bells these are!
Look at the embellishment on this beautiful mustard cloche.
Like the look of fancy? It's all in the little details!
So once I decided that I love the look, I started thinking there has t be a way to get one of these without having to put out tons of money. I don't have tons of anything, so I have to spend sweat equity to get what I want.
Ta-da! It's so doable. Just type in cloche diy~~BOOM!
These are cheap glasses turned upside down with glass marbles as handles. I'd use round marbles or even a glass knob, but you get the idea. I'm thinking that if I want a larger cloche, I could use glass bowls, but remember to look on the bottom to make sure there's no tell-tale signs like wording. Wouldn't they make some pretty, inexpensive gifts? I talking dollar store for starters.
As for the cloche hat, I had to figure out how milliners get that bell shape. Here you go....it's a rounded wedge times six that forms the skull shape. I've made some infant hats with this rounded wedge (although I wasn't trying for such a tight fit) and found that it's not so difficult to sew together. I imagine that it would be easy enough to change, or eliminate, the brim of my pattern and adjust the size of the wedge. And then I found this pattern. Of course, I don't know one thing beyond this drawing, but I'm betting we could figure it out. What do you think?
Let me know if you've made a version of the cloche glass cover or the hat. I'm curious how that turned out.