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How to Make A Beautiful Pressed Flower Glass Cloche

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Learn how to make a beautiful pressed flower glass cloche with wooden base using a Target Dollar Spot glass egg. It’s a simple DIY!

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you may have seen my story about my recent Target Dollar Spot (or is it now called Bullseye) haul.

I have been seeing tons of cute decorating ideas for the spring glass egg cloche and was determined to find it.

My plan was to update it with mod podge and pressed flowers to use in my spring decorating.

Thankfully my local Target store had a few left. You can’t beat the price at just $5!

If you can’t find one at your store, check out local thrift stores or vintage markets to find inexpensive small cloches, cake stands or glass domes that you can update for cheap!

They may not be in the shape of an egg, but you can follow this same tutorial for any shape cloche.

I’ve also seen pretty glass cloches at craft stores like Michaels, Hobby Lobby or Joann Fabric and Crafts.

You may even be able to use a coupon to keep costs down. Let’s get to crafting!

target dollar spot egg glass cloche with pressed flowers

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Supplies Needed to Make a Pressed Flower Glass Cloche

supplies for glass cloche with pressed flowers (13)

How to Make a Pressed Flower Glass Dome

While this is an easy craft project, it is important to follow the steps, specifically letting the mod podge dry. Otherwise, it can come out cloudy or too thick and ruin all your hard work. 🙂

Pressed flowers

Step 1. Clean the Glass

Start by cleaning the inside of the glass egg with rubbing alcohol. You can use a paper towel to remove any fingerprints or dust.

matte mod podge with foam brush

Step 2. Cover with Mod Podge

Use a foam brush to cover the entire inside of the glass with mod podge.

There are several different ways you can do this.

I wanted the glass to have a clear stained glass effect, so I “pounced” the foam brush onto the glass.

using foam brush to cover glass cloche

You can cover the glass with a smooth finish if you prefer. It really is a matter of your personal preference.

I’ve also seen where people will pour mod podge into the cloche and roll it around to cover it.

See how I did a similar effect in these painted mason jars.

glass egg covered in mod podge

Step 3. Let Dry Overnight

This is probably the most important step. Let the mod podge dry overnight. I’m an impatient crafter, so this is hard for me!

But getting the final result you want is definitely worth the wait.

Here is what it looks like the next morning:

dried mod podge on glass cloche egg

If you want a thicker finish, you can add another coat of mod podge, but I was happy with the result.

Step 4. Add Pressed Flowers

Now for the fun part; adding the pressed flowers. It’s best to have a general idea of where you want the flowers to go.

The flowers I bought included tweezers which help a ton!

Pressed flowers

Place an area of mod podge onto the inside of the glass where the flower will be placed.

Also add mod podge to the front of the flower.

It’s best to start with the larger flowers or greenery first, then fill in around it.

pressed fern in glass cloche

Press the flower to the glass and hold it about 30 seconds or so until it feels secure. Continue with the next flower.

mod podge on pressed flowers

You see those bubbles? I should have smoothed those out, but again…impatient crafter. It actually still dried ok.

Mod podge is resilient!

flower in mod podge

Step 5. Repeat with Remaining Flowers

Continue adding flowers until you are happy with the coverage. I ended up using about 12 flowers. Let dry overnight.

That’s all there is to it! A beautiful spring craft project that would make a great gift idea too! Perfect for Mother’s Day.

I placed a white ceramic bird inside but it didn’t show up very well.

cloche with natural base

I added a ring of lambs ear around the base for another option.

lambs ear around base of glass cloche

Still not satisfied, I decided at the last minute to paint the natural wood base pink.

Again, this is completely optional, but I never so no to pink metallic!

Here is a close up the next day with the painted base.

finished cloche close up

Love it! It’s so much brighter now and blends well with the pretty pink flowers. Definitely perfect for spring decorating!

How to Style a Glass Cloche

This faux stained glass cloche is pretty enough on its own, but the addition of reindeer moss and fairy lights takes it to the next level.

target dollar spot easter egg cloche

With the fairy lights on:

glass cloche egg with fairy lights

It’s even prettier in person. The fairy lights look so pretty at night and you get a better idea of what the brush stroke finish looks like.

glass cloche with fairy lights

This summer I plan to dry my own flowers to use, but for this craft project I used store bought pressed flowers.

They do have beautiful pressed flowers available at craft stores too.

You may want to check out the easy tutorial I shared on dried pressed ferns HERE.

Here are a couple reasonably-priced glass cloches available on Amazon:

There are so many lovely decorating ideas for cloches. Plus you can easily change out the decor for each season or holiday.

What to put in a cloche?

Here are several ideas for filling your cloche:

What is a glass cloche?

A glass cloche was originally designed to protect plants from frost damage similar to a glass terrarium. They are also commonly known as bell jars or glass domes. They sometimes come with a base or tray. Nowadays they are used for everything from decorating a coffee table to covering food at a party!

Can you make your own glass cloche with base?

You sure can. I plan to share a glass dome DIY next week. A quick search on Pinterest shows so many creative ideas for making your own cloche, including a few Dollar Tree upcycles!

If you are a fan of dollar store crafts and home decorating, you may want to join my All Things Dollar Store Facebook Group. It’s free, friendly and fun!

I hope you enjoyed this spring DIY project. Let me know in the comments below if you give this beauty a try.

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before and after target dollar spot glass egg cloche makeover

Google Web Story: DIY Spring Glass Cloche with Pressed Flowers

glass cloche with pressed flowers

Beautiful Pressed Flower Glass Cloche

Yield: 1 Glass Cloche
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Active Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 1 hour 15 minutes
Estimated Cost: $10-15

Make a gorgeous spring glass cloche filled with colorful pressed flowers, fairy lights and reindeer moss. It's an easy spring craft that is made from a Target Dollar Spot glass egg.


  • Glass Cloche
  • Mod Podge – I used matte
  • Foam Brush
  • Pressed Flowers
  • Metallic Paint – I used rose quartz
  • Fairy Lights
  • Reindeer Craft Moss
  • Rubbing alcohol and paper towel


  1. Start by cleaning the inside of the glass egg with rubbing alcohol.
  2. Use a foam brush to cover the entire inside of the glass with mod podge. Let dry.
  3. Add the pressed flowers. Place an area of mod podge onto the inside of the glass where the flower will be placed.
  4. Add mod podge to the front of the flower. Press the flower to the glass and hold it about 30 seconds or so until it feels secure.
  5. Repeat until the glass has enough flowers. It's best to leave space between flowers.
  6. Let dry overnight.
  7. Add fairy lights and moss. Decorate with your beautiful glass cloche!

Did you make this project?

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Here are even more spring home decorating ideas:

pressed flowers in glass

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Monday 13th of March 2023

this was so sweet


Wednesday 8th of March 2023

This is so fabulous when lit up. Its lovely for Easter, but I think it would make a sweet night light for a baby or little girls room as well. Great idea.

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