Family Photo Cloches

Family Photo Cloches

These light sources use family photos to add nostalgic charm to the dining room.

5 col

Difficulty: Easy

(3) Cloches of varying sizes
Drill with ¾" drill bit
(3) Lamp kits with small bulbs, 60 watts or less to avoid burning the paper
(3) 1.5" wood peg bases to match size of cloche
Wood glue
Photos copied onto vellum paper (4" × 6" or fit to size of cloche)


1. Measure the length of the bottom base of the cloche, and drill in the center of the halfway point of the cloche’s length using a ¾" drill bit. This is where the light bulb hole will be inserted

2. Unscrew the lamp base socket, insert the light bulb wire through the hole, and screw the lamp base socket on top

3. Glue three wooden pegs to the bottom of the cloche base in the shape of a triangle. These will be the legs of the cloche. Let dry for three minutes


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4. Flip piece over, and glue two wooden pegs on the cloche base. These help support the photos. Once glued, screw in the light bulb

5. Wipe any smudges and fingerprints off the glass cover of the cloche with a paper towel

6. Fold the photo(s) into the glass, line up with the edge of the base and place the glass and photo over the cloche base. Trim off any excess inches on the photo that do not fit

7. Plug in the lamp

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