So Cheesy…

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SO CHEESY…

I’ve apparently started a collection of cheese domes. I’ve had an idea in my head for a year or so to turn them into something… well… something… not so cheesy. I kept seeing them at Goodwill and other thrift stores, and I couldn’t resist. I… just… kept… buying… them.

 

Being that it’s 2013 and my motto is “Less Talking, More Doing,” It was about time I gave some new life to these ol’ things. Here’s my DIY project:

Step 1: Head to Goodwill and pick up a cheese dome and a candle holder.

Step 2: Paint the cheese dome base and candle holder – I did about 3 coats.

Step 3: Once both are dry, do a light sand and wipe away the dust with a slightly damp towel.

Step 4: Using scrap paper, trace the surface of the cheese dome base. Cut it out and use it as a stencil to cut out your pretty paper.

Step 5: Apply a layer of Mod Podge to the surface then lay down your pretty paper. Work out any air bubbles, then add a layer of Mod Podge on top of the pretty paper. I did about 3 layers (make sure to let dry in between each layer.)

Step 6: Determine the center spot on the bottom of the cheese dome by using some math wizardry skills then hot glue the candle holder to that center spot.

TA-DA! Cheese-Dome-Turned-Not-So-Cheesy-Cloche-Pedestal!

I like to do projects in bulk so I did two others at the same time:

 

 

These can be left empty or used to display: jewelry, cupcakes, baked goods, family heirlooms, fruit, figurines, seashells or coral, succulents, holiday décor (bulbs, bottle brush trees, Easter bunnies, pumpkins, etc.), perfumes, nail polish, sunglasses, baby’s first shoes, and of course…cheese.

Katie

SomethingToBeFound.com

 

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