So I looked up the spelling of cloche just to make sure I had it right. I did, but I also learned that a cloche could be a hat or a bell jar. As a child, I always wore an Easter hat. In fact, along with white gloves, it was a big part of the whole Easter outfit.
While I still see fabulous hats, I'm not confident that I can carry one off, so the cloche I'm talking about here is the glass variety. I'm crazy for cloches! I have several around the house that I am constantly changing with the seasons. Seashells in the summer, pinecones in the winter, ornaments at Christmas... Are you getting the idea? Today I decided to deck one out for Easter. I found these cute egg lights that were too cheap to pass up. A little plastic shredded grass and I was ready to start.
I took the lights out of the bag and removed the warning stickers because I didn't want to be able to see them.
Next, I put the cloche upside down in the corner of my sofa so that it was secure while I was filling it.
I put the first string of lights in making sure to leave the plug hanging out the top.
Next came some of the grass.
Keep alternating lights and grass until you have the cloche as full as you want it. I filled mine just slightly over half way which used 4 strands of lights and 2 bags of grass. Also, don't forget to leave the plug out for each strand.
Make sure you end with a grass layer because this will be the bottom when you turn your cloche over.
Now, turn the cloche over and add grass around the base on the outside to cover the plugs.
It's really cute! Here's what it looks like when it's not plugged in.
So here's the breakdown:
- egg lights, $3 per strand and I used 4 for a total of $12.
- grass .50 per bag and I used 3 for a total of $1.50.
- I already had the cloche so my total price was $13.50.
I'll keep you posted...