Friday, October 23, 2015

A Pair of Junky Cloches

I'm sure you know by now just how much I enjoy rummaging through my cabinets, drawers, boxes, and random piles of junk I have stashed out in the garage. I also have an obsession with cloches, so when I come across something with the potential of becoming part of a cloche, I'm all smiles.

Junky Cloches Decorated for Fall
I turned a couple of fluted tin molds upside down, then glued a chippy black canister lid to one of them and a silver tray to the other. The cloches are aluminum light guard covers that I found at a flea market.  


How to create a cloche from salvaged junk
I didn't want to overwhelm the junk with a lot of fussy embellishments, so I kept the decorating simple. Cloche #1 is decorated with some shredded paper, a small white pumpkin, and a little crow. For cloche #2, I printed out a pumpkin seed packet from The Graphics Fairy and stuck it inside an old flower frog, then I added some dried moss for color and texture.

repurposed trash to treasure cloches
I topped them off with a couple of vintage rhinestone buttons because every junky cloche needs a little sparkle.

DIY cloches made with salvaged junk fall decor
I think they'll be perfect just like this until after Thanksgiving, then I'll dress them up with some vintage Christmas treasures.

repurposed junk trash to treasure cloches
You can see more of my junky cloche creations here, here, and here.
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21 comments:

  1. They turned out very pretty and they are lovely decorated, Betsy! Sweet idea!
    Have a happy weekend :) !
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  2. Awesome Betsy! I, too, have an obsession with cloches.....

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  4. Betsy these are cute! Love the one you put the little bird on the edge!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  5. Learned a new word today. We just found some pheasant feathers, so I think that will be the start of mine.

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  6. Love the little extra touches, like the little bird sitting on the side of one, and bling on top.
    Offered one of my large, heavy, glass ones to daughter recently, but she she declined. She said until she reorganized she did not have a place to put one.
    Have a great weekend!

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  7. LOVE THEM! Now I know what to do with the light covers I found on the family farm! As always I love your style! You are always an inspiration!

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  8. Love your junky cloches, Betsy! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  9. Love the junky cloches! Have a super weekend.

    xo
    Dianne

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  10. Love all of these Betsy. So cute.
    Kris

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  11. Love all your cloche creations! That little bling on the top is the perfect touch!

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  12. As usual Betsy you have created something neat from parts that most people would throw away. Love it!

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  13. Very unique! Nothing is junk anymore! You can make something out of anything!

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  14. Thanks for the eye opener. I have some old wire light bulb covers (hiding in the garage), they might look cute as cloches. Love how yours came together...can't wait to see them restyled for Christmas. Have a lovely week ~ Mickie.

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  15. Oh goodness... these are just adorable, Betsy! Will be featuring these beauties on my Facebook page over the weekend. :) Thanks for linking up!

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  16. These are awesome! I think I'm just as avid a cloche fan as you are, but these take the cake! I love the cloches, but I also love what you put inside each. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! And thanks so much for linking up to Vintage Charm! As usual, can't wait to see what else you have in store! xoKathleen

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  17. When I saw these on IG the other day I thought of you before I even looked at who posted it. I knew they just had to be Betsy creations! Well done, as always!

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  18. You are a junk queen, Betsy, with an amazingly creative mind. I love the beauty you create from other people's cast--offs. I bought a brass lamp base, about 6" in diameter and 3" high, at an estate sale last week and I promise you, you came to mind. I thought, "What would Betsy do with this?!!" (Nothing miraculously came to mind, so if you have any thoughts, I'd love to hear them :) )

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  19. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful post with Flea Market Friday! I will be featuring it in a little bit when this weeks party starts! xxx....Brooke

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