Thrifty Things Friday Party #5

Hi everyone!

Well, we are at our trailer at the campground now. This is the week we open up our trailer for the season. It is also the Maple Festival and we attend every year. This year however, we actually rented a space to sell our herb products and some of the things that I have been making. Wish us success!

Okay, now I have to blame dedicate this post to Miss Marty at A Stroll Thru Life! She has gotten us all to look at our cloches in a different light. She has introduced a lot of us to the whole concept of decorating with cloches. She hosts fun cloche parties. Well, the princess is absolutely enamored with cloches. I think just having something untouchable under glass fascinates her. She will sit on my lap as I visit different blogs showing off their cloches and she will just “ooh and ahh” over them. And she tells me that when she gets bigger she is going to have her own cloche. Yup, she really is only 3 years old. LOL

So, as her Easter gift from me, I decided to make her a cloche of her very own. I found a cheese dome at the thrift store that had a wooden knob instead of the glass kind, which is what I was looking for. It didn’t have a base so, it was $1.00. I had found this little Precious Moments finial at the thrift store. It was marked $1.49 but, it was half off day. And I found the cute little fairy at the dollar store. All the other things came from my crafting stash.

Fairy clocheFairy cloche 005 I grabbed an old white salad plate to use as the base. I glued the fairy down and then drizzled glue around her and tore apart a couple of cotton balls to glue on to look like she was resting on a cloud.

Fairy cloche 001Fairy cloche 002Then I added a couple of pretty butterflies and some feathers.

Fairy cloche 003Now time to remove the wooden knob and replace with the finial.

Fairy cloche 004Fairy cloche 007Then more glue and a two more butterflies and some cotton ball stretched out and the cloche is done.  

Fairy cloche 009Fairy cloche 008Fairy cloche 010So, that is the Princess’s new very own fairy cloche and all made with thrifty finds!  And yes, she loves it!

I want to thank everyone who joined last week’s party! Here are our three featured thrifty participants' from last week!


Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict made these wonderful thrifty decoupage eggs. Love them!

027_thumb[5] Jocelyn at Just a Little Southern Hospitality thrifted this awesome vintage Oil & vinegar and salt & pepper set. What a great find!

GoodWill finds 021Mica at The Child’s Paper found this sweet little table and chair set. Just the perfect size she needed!

SDC12366Thanks ladies! All great thrifting!!

I can’t wait to see what you have to show us this week

Friday feathering your nest party-tile

I’m also joining:

Feathered Nest Friday

Home Sweet Home

Tickled Pink

Show and Tell Friday

Feature Yourself Friday

Everything But the Kitchen Sink

Frugalicious Friday

I’m Lovin it Friday

Hodgepodge Friday

A Few of My Favorite Things

Pink Saturday

Metamorphosis Monday


  1. I loved your post! I'm going to try that--I have some glass cloche (jars) that I think this would like darling with--adding even some old finials from lamps. Have a great Friday! Patty

  2. Hi Diann..thanks for hosting, I have something to share this week. What a darling little cloche you made.

  3. What a great gift for the Princess. I'm sure it's something she will treasure for years. It's beautiful.

  4. I love the cloches and yes Marty has changed all our lives! The Princess now has a very special cloche all her own. Good luck at the festival! hugs, Linda

  5. Oh my word, I am so impressed. Of course you know that I am totally drooling and trying to figure out how to make one too. Unreal. You are definitely the creative genius of revamping cloches. Love it. Hugs, Marty

  6. Love your cute! And your cloche is wonderful! Wow! Thanks so much for featuring my decoupage eggs! I'm grabbing your button! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  7. The cloche is precious ... love the way you made the clouds ... Thanks for sharing.

  8. Diann, I'm your newest follower and I just joined the Thrifty Things Friday party, but for the life of me I couldn't copy your button for a link or add your link when I was composing the post. My computer has been acting up lately.. that's my story and I'm sticking to it. lol I'm sorry, hopefully, I'll get it sorted out for next time. Babs

  9. new follower and I am linking up. thanks!!

  10. Diann, You truly used some ingenuity to create this fun cloche! So glad you have a little sweetie to enjoy it. :-) Sue

  11. A fairy cloche for a little princess! I know she feels all grown up. It's so cute that she is interested at three!

  12. Oh how cute!!! Thanks so much for hosting:)


  13. A fairy cloche is such a magical idea! It's gorgeous! :-)

    Jem xXx

  14. I can't believe you created that out of thrifty finds! You are so creative! Glad I came by from 504 Main!

  15. Thanks for having this Friday party for our show and tell items.

    I bought my Royal crown and Tiara's at sales some auctions some store sales

  16. What an adorable cloche! I'm sure it will be well loved.

  17. Simply darling!!! I know how much the Princess will enjoy it ♥♥

  18. I am a new follower and linkup partner. Please join me over at The Cranky Queen for the Mother's Day Giveaway. Ends May 1st! Tiff

  19. What a sweet little cloche for a sweet little girl. It is very pretty. You did a nice job with it. Thanks for linking it up!

  20. Diann, you are brilliant! That cloche turned out so pretty! I can see why the Little Princess loved it! I love the way you used the cotton to resemble a cloud, and that PM finial is the prefect touch! thank you for linking this to Favorite Things. laurie

  21. Hi there~ Such a sweet cloche~ thanks so much for sharing this at FNF!


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