DIY Alice in Wonderland Glass Cloche Display

Step into the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland with our enchanting DIY Glass Cloche Display! Add a little visual wonderment and create your own mini wonderland with just a few moments and supplies. Let’s jump down the rabbit hole into the DIY magic now!

Alice in Wonderland glass cloche displays sitting on a small side table in my dining room.

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Creating little “scenes” from Wonderland using glass cloches is a delightful way to infuse charm into your home decor. These miniature worlds allow you to capture the essence of the story’s whimsy, from the Mad Hatter’s tea party to the enigmatic Cheshire Cat.

Placing them under glass cloches not only adds a touch of elegance but also protects your miniature Wonderland from curious hands and dust. Therefore, keeping the visual interest intact.

Whether you’re a Wonderland enthusiast or simply looking to add a touch of magic to your space, these DIY displays are a perfect choice!

How to Make a DIY Wonderland Glass Cloche Display

Ready to create your very own Wonderland? In this section, we’ll show you how to craft a DIY Glass Cloche Display that captures all the whimsy of Alice’s adventures. Let’s get started on this enchanting journey!

DIY Alice in Wonderland and the Caterpillar, glass cloche display scene.

Step by Step Instructions: DIY Wonderland Displays

These very simple glass cloche displays requiring very few supplies and just a few minutes to put together. The beauty of them is their simplicity.

Step One – Download, Print, & Cut out the Free Mini “Scenes”

I have miniaturized these original illustrations to just the right size for the set of 3 glass cloche displays linked above. I added tabs to help them “stand” like paper doll stands.

Alice in Wonderland mini scenes from original illustrations by Sir John Tenniel.

Download the free printable with the link below. Then print, for best results use 80 lb. cardstock.

Simply cut out of the illustrations what you don’t want in the “scene” using an X-Acto knife. Then fold at the bottom so the tabs stand up.

free printable mini

Wonderland Scenes

This printable is for personal use only. However, feel free to share this post with friends and family so they can have these amazing timeless illustrations, too! The download will come with all 3 charming “mini” illustrations. 1 x 8 1/2″ x 11 “.

These digital downloads are free to my subscribers for personal use. The download link is inside the box above. Once you subscribe with your email address you get instant download access to not only this PDF file but all of the PDF files in my Subscriber Library.

Step Two – Set Up Your Scene

Each one really only takes about five minutes if your hot glue is warmed up. Let’s get to this really quick and fun set up!

Alice and the Caterpillar cloche close up picture.
Glass display cloche with Alice talking to the Cheshire Cat in the tree.
  1. Start by finding a wood slice that fits inside your glass cloche comfortably.
  2. Then arrange your foam mushrooms. I chose to use some of the very small wood slices to add some height to one mushroom. Also, making the others shorter by cutting off a slice from the bottom with my X-Acto Knife.
  3. Before you glue, ensure your “paper scene” placement will fit.
  4. At this point you can start gluing your pieces down, wood slices, and then mushrooms. Finally glue down your paper “scene”.
  5. Then add some glue to a spot and fill it with moss. Continue until all the top of the wood slice is covered.
  6. At the very end add your twinkle lights! I chose to wrap them around my mushrooms and then put the cord out through the bottom of the glass. The “battery” housing fits nicely under these cloches.
Alice in Wonderland cloche with twinkle lights in the darkness.

Twinkle lights on.

Alice in Wonderland glass cloche displays. Alice at the Mad Hatter tea party with the March Hare and Dormouse.

Twinkle lights off.

Note: I didn’t add twinkle lights to the very smallest cloche. And chose to add a sprig of cedar branch in as a fake “tree” instead of a mushroom. I like it! I also added a small twig.

Also, using a wood slice to build your “scenes” on makes it easily removable. Which makes these glass cloches reusable for the next cherished focal point!

What is a Glass Cloche Display & Why You Need One

If you’ve ever strolled through a charming antique shop or admired the enchanting decor of a fairy tale, you’ve likely encountered a glass cloche display.

Three glass cloche displays sitting on a very small table.

These elegant domes, typically made of glass and often paired with a wooden or metal base, serve as enchanting vessels for displaying miniature scenes or cherished objects.

But why should you consider adding a glass cloche display to your home decor? Here are a few compelling reasons:

  • Captivating Visual Interest. Glass cloche displays instantly draw the eye. Whether showcasing a cherished trinket, a blooming plant, or a miniature world like our Wonderland scenes, they add an element of visual intrigue to any space.
  • Protection and Preservation. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, glass cloches offer protection. They shield delicate items from dust, dirt, and curious fingers while preserving their beauty.
  • Storytelling and Creativity. Glass cloche displays allow you to become a curator of your own mini-exhibitions. From telling a story through carefully arranged objects to creating whimsical scenes like those from Wonderland, they offer a canvas for your creative expression.
  • Versatility. These displays are incredibly versatile. They can fit seamlessly into various decor styles, from vintage and rustic to modern and eclectic, making them a versatile addition to any room.

Wonderland and Beyond: Your Glass Cloche World Awaits

it’s clear that these charming domes offer more than just visual appeal. They hold the power to transform your living spaces into captivating wonderlands. Where stories are told through carefully curated scenes and cherished items are preserved with elegance.

So, whether you’re inspired by Alice’s adventures or have a unique story to tell, consider adding a glass cloche display to your decor arsenal. The possibilities are as boundless as your imagination, and the journey to create your own enchanted mini-worlds has only just begun.

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