Saturday, September 19, 2020

Dollar Store Halloween Cloche


Dollar Store Holiday Decor

I've been into obsessed with cloches lately.  You all already know I'm constantly putting things into glass jars, now it's cloches too!  I love how the glass encasement gives an uncluttered, more polished look.  Plus, it's so much easier to dust this way 😉

So when I found small cloches at Dollar Tree, I was beyond excited.  I used a combination of Dollar Tree craft supplies and things I had on hand to change them (and a larger one from Salt & Light) into Halloween decor., check it out:

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Dollar Store Holiday Decor

Top - Dollar Tree plastic cloches
Bottom Left - Dollar Tree faux moss rocks, greenery 'ribbon', reindeer moss and pre-cut birch branches.
Bottom Right - A couple of the things I had on hand; artificial grass and Spanish moss.

(You can click here to browse Dollar Tree's online selection of home decor and crafting supplies)



Dollar Store Holiday Decor

After spraying the base of the cloche gold, I trimmed some 
of the greenery ribbon to size and hot glued in place.



Dollar Store Holiday Decor

Top:  With the green grass ribbon in place, I used more hot glue to add moss rocks, birch branch stumps, reindeer moss and faux grass.

Bottom:  When the habitats were ready, I then glued a few little friends into their new environments.

The bugs and spiders are the colorful plastic ones from the Dollar Tree kids section that I made over to make more spooky:



Dollar Store Holiday Decor

Here you can see the toys before and after I sprayed them with black spray paint.  While they were still sticky, I sprinkled on some embossing powder in shades of green and brown to add color and texture.  If you don't have embossing powder on hand, you could easily substitute with other paint colors or even glitter.  Leave the glitter as is for a fancier look or paint over it to tone it down.



Dollar Store Holiday Decor

My collection of new little friends.  I love how they turned out!





Dollar Store Holiday Decor

This cloche was a little different.  
I found it at the thrift store ($3.99) full of little birds and intended to be used as everyday decor.
It's alright if you are into birds and such, but I knew it would be awesome if I transformed it into a spooky Halloween tree full of skulls!


Dollar Store Holiday Decor

After removing the birds I sprayed the base black, then hot glued on some of the Dollar Tree faux moss rocks and reindeer moss.

While that was drying I prepared my skulls:



Dollar Store Holiday Decor

Another Dollar Tree find, these plastic skulls are available for $1 per bag.  I lightly coated them in Mod Podge and then sprinkled them with some more of that embossing powder I was talking about.

Truth:  I have no idea how to use embossing powder in it's intended manner, I found this entire rainbow set and a garage sale and thought, "That's interesting, why not?" And here is how I'm using it so far.   😄  



Dollar Store Holiday Decor

I then glued my skulls in place among the branches, sort of like they are growing from a haunted tree.  I also added in a bit of  Spanish moss to fill in the gaps.

Dollar Store Holiday Decor

Here is my newly spookified cloche 😎



Dollar Store Holiday Decor

And since I couldn't stop there, I grabbed a couple of empty candle jars to make some more.  In these I added some lizards and frogs, also from the Dollar Tree toys section.  I painted these with acrylic shades of brown and green, then sprinkled on some of the embossing powder in red and yellow.



Dollar Store Holiday Decor

And there you are - a set of adorable, easy to make Halloween cloches with items from the dollar store!

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I hope you enjoyed this how-to post, thanks for stopping by!

-Jennifer

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