Yesterday I shared my creepy apothecary bookcase, and today I wanted to show you how to make the quick and easy craft project I added to the vignette: a diy cloche from a soda bottle.
For me, the most difficult part of this project was trying to get a photo of the finished project that didn’t have terrible reflections on the “cloche” so I just gave up. I apologize in advance for the bad photography.
For this project you will need:
- an empty 2 liter plastic soda bottle
- a strong adhesive like E6000 or Goop
- a glass stopper or marble
- a sticker or other embellishment. (I used American Crafts stickers from Target.)
Wash and dry a soda bottle and remove the label. If it doesn’t come off easily, use something like Goo Gone or Goof Off to get all of the sticky stuff off of it.
Using a strong pair of scissors or kitchen shears, cut off the bottom of the soda bottle. If you have a couple of them, cut them at varying heights. The top of the bottle seems like it is a thicker plastic, so you will need to puncture a hole where you want to make your cut before you can slide the scissors in and cut the top off.
Next, grab your adhesive and your marble or stopper. I held on to a pretty glass stopper that came with a bottle of oil in a reed diffuser kit.
Run a little of your adhesive around the edge of the glass topper and set it on top of the cut bottle. Let it sit overnight.
To add the embellishments, I took a length of black grosgrain ribbon (seriously, is there anything better?!) and these fun stickers.
I used regular tape to adhere one end of the ribbon to the bottle. I wrapped the ribbon around the bottle, overlapping the ends of the ribbon a bit and adhering the second side with double sided tape so you cant see anything. I placed the self-adhesive sticker over the top of the seam. Easy!
I filled it with a mossy stick and a plastic spider and put it on a plate.
I think they’re fun! You could definitely make a whole bunch of them and do a big grouping of them. (My mind is already going towards Christmas….)
What do you think?
Lynn Blaylock says
I love it! It looks so good, I definitely want to try this,
You are so clever to think of using a soda bottle to make a cloche. What a great idea!
I had no idea your cloche was glass until I read the post! So cool!
Cindy @ Upcycled Design Lab says
Another idea I want to try. Where is the time? Thanks for sharing.
Such an Interesting and simple Concept! Looks great too.