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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Christmas Cloche - Dollar Store Crafting

Several weeks ago I ran into the Dollar Tree and they were just putting out their Christmas Decorations which put me in the Holiday creative and shopping spirit!In fact I was in such a good mood about Christmas that I'm having a 20% off sale in my Etsy Shop Alyssabeths sale ends Saturday morning Nov. 19.
I was surprised how cute and glittery the ornaments and decorations were and grabbed up several and began wandering around the store where I found one round vase and I knew instantly that I needed to create a Christmas Cloche (or as my husband calls it the snow glove without snow).
Candle Stick - $1.00
Round Glass Vase $1.00
Styrofoam Circle $1.00
Glass House Ornament - $1.00
Little Snowman - $1.00
Little Trees - $1.00
Christmas Scrapbook paper
Cotton Balls
White Snow Glitter
White Spray Paint
Glue - heavy duty
I spray painted the candlestick white.  While the candle stick dried I covered the Styrofoam disk with coordinating Christmas scrapbook paper and Mod Podge for extra durability and to water proof the paper a little.  Once the candle stick was dry, several days later I attached the paper covered disk and then set about arranging my little snow scene and yep the snow was created with cotton balls and glitter!  I did add more glitter to the house ornament as well as decroating the windows with green & red puff paint. When the little snow scene was dry I glued the inverted round vase which I then accented with a large red bead (which was left over from another Christmas Craft that I will list next week).

Happy Holidays and Happy Crafting !

I’m linking up with:

 Nifty Thrifty Sunday

Sunday’s Best 1929 Charmer
Making the World Cuter
Sugar Bee Craft Addition
Skip to My Lou
The Sweet Stuff of Success
Ginger Snap Crafts WOW Me Wednesday
Transformation Thursday
Inspired by Wednesdays
Catch a Glimpse Thursday
Saved by Love Creations
The Artsy Girl Connection
Somewhat Simple Link Party
The 36th Ave. Link Party
Uncommon Tuesday Trade Off
Vintage Gwen  


  1. So cute! You can find some great things at the dollar store. Thanks for sharing! Happy Holidays!!!

  2. My kind of craft! I love transforming Dollar Store items into something fabulous! Nice job!

  3. This is absolutely adorable. Haven't seen a cloche with a round vase, but it really turned out so cute.

  4. I love Dollar Tree! Such a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best =)

  5. I love it!! Sooo cute. New follower here. Would love it you would stop by and share this at my linky party :)

    Also, PRETTY PLEASE check out Random Acts of Kindness Week going on right now!! Would love to see you be a part of it!

  6. Very cool! Thanks for linking up to the Head to Head Showdown! ~Jen

  7. Everything in your title drew me in. All words for a girl to love. Your project turned out perfectly!!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I love this. I just made some "snow globes" with old canning jars and little trees for the dollar store. I will have to try this.

  9. Beautiful!! Great inspiration!! I would love for you to share this at Show & Share!

  10. This would be such a lovely craft to do with my wee one. So glad you were able to join our Pin'Inspiration Party today.

    Happy new follower :-)

  11. Love, Love, Love! Would never have guessed that anything in that little pretty came from the $$ store! You are so clever! We would love for you to join us at our Home for the Holidays link party!

  12. So cute! I'd love for you to link this up to a party that I'm having at Project Queen - Christmas Craft Tutorial.


  13. So adorable!
    I'm stopping in from Whipperberry's linky party.
    I love your blog.
    Have a wonderful day!

  14. I just bought 2 of those candle sticks today! They should win an award for most versatile dollar store item. This is adorable and I love the fact that it's cheap!

    New follower from Whipperberry

  15. Dollar tree is the best, I can't go a week without stopping in an browsing. I have to take another look at the ornaments, I must of missed them. Love how you used the Styrofoam disk. Very creative. Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday's Best.

  16. That's a great low cost project!

  17. What a festive Christmas Cloche! Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing the process with us and for linking up to Deck The Halls Sunday.
    I too, am in the Christmas mood now and having a grand time that dollar store!

  18. I featured your Christmas Cloche on this week's edition of "You Dazzled" at EUTM! Feel free to stop by and grab an "I Dazzled" button. Thanks for linking up! Hope to see you again this week. Have a Happy Holiday!!!

  19. This is soooo stinkin' cute! I love dollar store projects, and this one is awesome! :)

  20. I am in the Christmas mood too! Want to spread out the season and really enjoy it. What a clever the festive red house inside! Happy Thanksgiving~

  21. Thank you so much for linking up to last weeks show and share. Make sure to come back and link up this week with your latest project.

    A mommy's life...with a touch of yellow

  22. This is really pretty! The pedestal and cloche really add an impressive air to the cute winter scene.

  23. Love what you did with your Dollar Tree finds! Great job, looks beautiful!


  24. How cute that is! What a great project to do with your kids or grandkids.

    Visiting from Home Sweet Home.