Christmas Cloche Ideas
What exactly is a cloche and what is it’s origin?
Source: thephotogardenbee Cloches are transparent bell-shaped domes used to cover plants outdoors to protect them from frost. This was their original purpose but today they are also used extensively in home decor.
Since my purpose is to write about a NEW use for something OLD, let’s take a look at some of these decorative cloches. Lately, I’ve been admiring the many beautiful cloches filled with Christmas cheer. Here is a peek at some of my favorites. The first from BHG is a beautiful outdoor display. A little elegance added to this rustic potting bench.
Here is another outdoor cloche idea from ClassicChicHome. What a wonderful way to light the path to your front door.
I was really drawn to these cloches because of their wintry white, coastal feel.
I think wire cloches are interesting and I love this one from Courtney at HoneycombCreativeCo. Head over to her blog for more pictures of her lovely Christmas decor, all done in silver and white.
For more bling, look at this gold tinsel cloche on a silver stand from Marianne at Songbird. Her site is filled with pictures of her very vintage Christmas.
The cutest cloche I’ve ever seen is at RhonnaDesigns. Pay a visit to her blog to see more of these glitter houses and a tutorial on how to create your own.
Here is another from BHG, simple but fun don’t you think?
Take a look at this Santa under glass at Pat’s BackPorchMusings blog. I think he is just darling! While you’re there take a peek at even more of her lakeside cottage decor.
This little cloche delighted me and the directions for putting it together can be found at VintageStreetMarket. This website is filled with lovely vintage papers for wrapping or scrap booking and is a nice place to revel in a bit of nostalgia.
I absolutely love the elegance of this cut crystal cloche from Cindy’s MyRomanticHome. Crystal, pearls and silver, oh my! A visit to her holiday home is a must!
Can you believe how beautiful this cloche filled with pastel ornaments is? This display was put together by TheAtticGirls. They sell “modern vintage” items on Coronado Island in California. Road trip anyone?
I couldn’t do this post without including a picture of this beautiful Nativity cloche since that is our reason to celebrate Christmas.
And finally, I’ll share my very simple Christmas cloche with you. My mom was a proud Finnish lady, so it was a delight to receive this little guy to add to my Santa collection. Here he is, frolicking in his dome-covered woods of Finland!
In this week leading up to Christmas, I hope you enjoyed taking a look at the many ways people use cloches in their Christmas displays. I know it is a busy week but remember to take some time to
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Quick Christmas Decorating Ideas
Decorating for the holidays doesn't have to be stressful or difficult to be beautiful. Here, we offer simple yet elegant ideas that you can use to decorate your home for Christmas.
With just two wreaths and some satin ribbon, you can make this spectacular decoration in a few easy steps.
Wintry branches are beautiful on their own and easy to arrange in a large vase or vessel, but they are even more festive when you decorate them with cards you receive from friends and loved ones.
Let the garden inspire your holiday decorating: Display ornaments under a garden cloche — a bell-shaped glass cover that functions as a miniature greenhouse for outdoor plants (you can buy them at garden-supply stores). Filled with sparkly trimmings, each one will add radiance to any tabletop.
To fill, turn a cloche upside down and balance it inside a teacup. Place ornaments, then invert a plate over the open end. Carefully turn cloche and plate right side up, and display.
Turn your front walkway into a winter wonderland with embellished urns overflowing with ornaments and greenery.
How to Make the Urn Topper
Sometimes called the kissing ball, mistletoe not only decorates your home for the holidays, it also encourages guests to show a little love.
With the help of these candle and flower centerpieces, the whole table will shine. For each one, use candle wax to attach a small floral frog to the center of a shallow bowl. Push a taper into the floral frog to secure. Pour water into the bowl. Clip amaryllis blooms (or other large flowers) from their stems, and arrange them in the bowl around the candle.
Pinecones and evergreens belong together, especially in holiday garlands. Here, we've shaped them into rosettes for a decoration that stands out but is easy to make.
This project may look difficult and time-consuming, but we promise it's not. The trick is having enough snow and a few different styles of Bundt pans.
By simply gathering pinecones from outdoors and adding a few embellishments, you can decorate your entire tree, a garland, or a wreath.
This sweet decoration is easy enough for little hands to make (as long as they don't end up eating all of the candy first). Just take any candy that you can pierce and string it onto waxed twine or dental floss.
Use adhesive hooks to hang lights in a myriad of holiday shapes. Here, we created a Christmas tree, the perfect wintry decoration for your child's bedroom.
This simple arrangement will fill your home with the aroma of a winter walk in the woods. Pick a branch with interesting, sculptural lines and lots of fresh needles, and collect a few handfuls of pinecones to use as a frog to steady the branch.
When you include woody plants this in arrangements, cut the end that will be submerged with pruning shears; this allows it to absorb water more easily. Use a widemouthed glass vase so the pinecones are visible; fill with water, and set the branch firmly among the cones.
Using our template, this project is as easy as can be. Just print, punch, and adhere to a glass hurricane for a striking decoration.
Garlands are traditional for staircases, but a satin ribbon swag with lots of bows hung beneath a windowsill can add architectural interest and a bit of whimsy. Make the bows first, then pin them to ribbon taped to the sill.
The best material for stringing cranberry or popcorn garlands is inside your medicine cabinet. Waxed floss is strong and slick, so cranberries and popcorn will slide on easily. Knot one end of a piece of floss and thread a needle onto the other; just pierce through items and slip them on.
Gentl and Hyers
With just four materials and two easy steps, you can make one — or more — of these beautiful, wintry wreaths to hang indoors or outside.
Here, we offer an easy, decorative way to catch dripping candle wax, fitting for the holidays and taking only a few minutes to make.
How to Make the Citrus Pomanders
Fragrant and beautiful, these citrus pomanders are easy to make — you can put together a few or many to set out as a centerpiece on your holiday table.
Drape this delicate garland over your mantel, banister, or mirror this holiday season and enjoy this magical — and long-lasting — holiday swag well into the new year.
With a few bags of cotton balls, you can blanket a tree with the softest snow.
Thread a needle with fifteen inches of fishing line and sew through two or three cotton balls, leaving gaps between (dab white glue next to each so it won't slide); make loop for hanging. Use a sieve to add a dusting of cornstarch over the branches; cut batting for a skirt.
Create a unique vessel this birch vase to arrange your winter floral arrangements. All you need is some birch bark, scissors, twine, and a vase.
Un Narnia, where it's always winter and Christmas never comes, this land of ice and snow welcomes festivities (soundtrack: Louis Armstrong's “Cool Yule”).
A combination of vintage and contemporary vessels holds white spider mums as well as seeded eucalyptus (available at florists) and blue Atlas cedar branches lightly frosted with silver floral spray paint.
For a change of scene, line up containers across a mantel, along a windowsill, or down the middle of a table.
Create an idealized winter wonderland indoors using snowflake- bouquet holders and a string of holiday lights. To make one of these garlands, slide a store-bought paper bouquet holder over each bulb. Hang the “snowflakes” inside a doorway or a window, and then plug in the lights.
Kids can happily occupy themselves cutting out dozens of paper snowflakes. Then adults can step in with thread and tape, and together you can watch your family's own gentle blizzard materialize into a wreath or a wintry landscape.
Tuxedo bows accessorize dapper glass votives wrapped in satin ribbon. You can give a set with a ribbon-covered matchbook as a gift.
How to Embellish a Chandelier with Leaves
A lovely, homemade decoration can be as easy as adorning light fixtures you already have in your home with magnolia leaves.
For a twist on a classic Advent calendar, think inside the box. Use vinyl number stickers, from 1 to 24, to label lids of colorful gift and jewelry boxes culled from Christmases past. Hang with removable poster putty. Then fill each box with a toy or treat.
Because this project only takes a few materials to make, any child 6 years or older can create one with great success — or even a dozen to give as holiday gifts.
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Plymor Brand 11.75″ x 15″ Glass Display Dome Cloche SIZE: Exterior: 11.75″ wide by 15″ high (+/- .1″) Interior: 11.25″ wide by 15″ high (+/- .1″) What size dome to order? Measure your item by its width, height, and depth because the dome needs to fit all the way around. This dome begins to arch at approximately 10″. Style: Hand blown glass domes can vary slightly in thickness and/or clarity which adds character to your display. Creative uses: Exhibit your items in glass domes to add style to your retail store display, home or office. Domes can be used for figurines, miniatures, heirlooms, souvenirs, keepsakes, fashion or porcelain dolls, sports memorabilia, collectibles, crafts, models, statues, sculptures, artifacts and antiques.
Accent your floral bouquets, seasonal arrangements, and decorative table centerpieces for your banquet or reception. Create plant terrariums, dioramas and fairy gardens. We also offer many domes which accommodate the display of clocks, pocket watches or hanging ornaments. Plymor Guarantee: Collecting Warehouse guarantees all Plymor products to arrive free of damage and defects.
Plymor® Brand 11.75″ x 15″ Glass Display Dome Cloche
SIZE: Exterior: 11.75″ wide by 15″ high (+/- .1″) Interior: 11.25″ wide by 15″ high (+/- .1″)
What size dome to order? Measure your item by its width, height, and depth because the dome needs to fit all the way around. This dome begins to arch at approximately 10″.
Style: Hand blown glass domes can vary slightly in thickness and/or clarity which adds character to your display.
Creative uses: Exhibit your items in glass domes to add style to your retail store display, home or office.
Domes can be used for figurines, miniatures, heirlooms, souvenirs, keepsakes, fashion or porcelain dolls, sports memorabilia, collectibles, crafts, models, statues, sculptures, artifacts and antiques.
Accent your floral bouquets, seasonal arrangements, and decorative table centerpieces for your banquet or reception. Create plant terrariums, dioramas and fairy gardens. We also offer many domes which accommodate the display of clocks, pocket watches or hanging ornaments.
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Put a Cloche on it!
Have no fear! The Link Party for the 12 Days of Christmas can be found here!
Well folks, it’s been a long time coming, but it’s here. Your patience has paid off. I’ve teamed up with my BFF, Shannon of Shannanigans, to bring you Put a Cloche on It! #PACOI
Both Shannon and I are super in love with cloches. We have come to realize and value their amazing powers to transform everyday (and often boring) items into beautiful centerpieces for your home. So this holiday season, if you are in a decorating rut, we want to empower you to Put a Cloche on It!! Hashtag PACOI!
me, you probably want to see some pictures that illustrate the decorating power of a cloche. Well, you are in luck. Both Shannon and I have several inspiring images to get your creative juices flowing! (Click here to see Shannon’s cloche creations!)
First things first, let’s say you are just finishing up your morning coffee and you see a family member or friend pull into your driveway, but you haven’t had a chance to clean up your mess.
Not to worry, just Put a Cloche on It!
Fabulous, right? You don’t need to clean up when you can just make your “garbage” look a masterpiece.
Add a sprig of pine, and you have a delightful holiday centerpiece.
Still not convinced? Is your Uncle Sam coming over for the holidays? You know, the one who is allergic to cats? Well, no need to put your cats in the basement this year, just Put a Cloche on It!
Trust me, your Uncle Sam will be so distracted by your beautiful cloches, he won’t even notice the cats.
(No cats were harmed in the making of this post. After I took a quick picture with my phone, they fell right back asleep. As most of you know, I absolutely love my kitties.)
Okay, okay … I’m obviously kidding here. You have to have a little fun every once in a while. In all seriousness, I love a good cloche. In fact, I have several around my house and they are always coming in handy. They really do an amazing job of making something simple, or even cheap, look really intentional, important, and special.
Now, I am going share with you four fabulous (and serious) ideas for cloches. You ready?
First, take this little display in my bedroom. Perfectly cute the way it is. (In case you’re interested, the trees and squirrel are from Target.)
But, put a little cloche over the squirrel and tie on a dried apple slice, and now you have something unique. It’s all in the details.
Here’s another example. Take this quick display I put together on my new shelves. Perfectly delightful and sweet, right?
Put a Cloche on It, and you have a more dramatic look.
The small tin snowflake tied on the side turns a simple cloche into a fun, snow globe-inspired display.
As you know from my Christmas tree, I love glass ornaments. This next Put a Cloche on It idea embraces my obsession.
This one is super simple, and one of my favorites. Just fill a large cloche with ornaments; then carefully flip it over and set it on a table.
Ta-da! Pretty spectacular, right?
I just love this look. My only warning: make sure it is reach of small children (and family members who’ve imbibed too much).
The last thing you want is someone picking up the clocheand having ornaments all over the place.
Last but not least, this is another of my favorites. Do you ever get a holiday card that is just the ordinary? Instead of putting it in a pile with the rest, you want a way to showcase it so that all of your guests can enjoy it. Put a Cloche on It!
This card was made for me last year by my real-life BFF, Krista. I’ve talked about her before.
She spends hours creating all of her holiday cards. Not only are they adorable, but they are meaningful. I couldn’t think of a better thing to put under a cloche.
So that’s it! Four ways to Put a Cloche on It! this holiday season. You can also check out my little Christmas village where I used some of the biggest cloches ever!
Talk about fabulous.
Be sure to visit Shannanigans for more fabulous Put a Cloche on It! decorating ideas!
Now it’s your turn. Shannon and I are challenging you to Put a Cloche on It! Join us back here Tuesday, December 18 for the first ever Put a Cloche on It! Link Party! We want to see how you are using cloches in your home.
So have some fun! Whether it’s a wacky (or not-so-serious) idea putting a cloche on your coffee garbage or something more beautiful filling one with glass ornaments, we want to see it! Don’t forget your hashtag, #PACOI
Get out there and Put a Cloche on It!
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50 Easy Christmas Centerpiece Ideas
Top your Christmas table with a quick, easy and festive holiday centerpiece.
For a simple yet stunning centerpiece, place five votive candles (in a variety of Christmas colors) in a line down a red rectangular serving dish. Fill the rest of the dish with cranberries, garnish with a few pine twigs and dust with artificial snow.
White chrysanthemums and branches of white pine (Pinus strobus) make a striking winter centerpiece. A birch-look pillar candle anchors the arrangement in the center of a wooden bowl.
To create the arrangement, cut florists foam even with the top of the container, wet the foam and set it in the bowl. push the candle in the center, then insert pine branches and mum stems into the foam.
Try white spider chrysanthemums, white football mums and white garden mums for a variety of blossoms. Tuck a bit of gray-green dusty miller around the edge for a finishing touch.
Display favorite Christmas cards on a tiered stand along with artificial greens, small presents and ornaments.
Create a colorful centerpiece by filling a silver bowl with an assortment of brightly colored ornaments. Place the bowl on a cake stand and cover the extra space on the cake stand with holly and evergreens.
Curiosities such as milk starbursts grab attention in a centerpiece of pinecones and greens. Repurpose serving pieces as candleholders and tiny planters to add charming interest.
Carnations top a rectangular glass vase covered with candy canes. Attach candy canes to the vase with a hot-glue gun; anchor flowers in floral foam. If you , spray canes with coats of clear acrylic spray to avoid stickiness. Finish with ribbon and mint.
For all its lushness, this centerpiece takes minimal effort. Lay a foundation of live moss (available from florists or online) around a focal point, such as a gnarly log or a mound of stones. (The moss stays green for weeks, but it does shed. Lay a protective surface under it.
) Forage at crafts stores or nurseries or in your backyard for extras. Tuck fern clippings or tiny potted houseplants in crevices. Scatter real or faux acorns and pinecones. “Plant” a few ceramic toadstools.
To finish, nestle glass bud vases, votive candles and tapers around the arrangement for sparkle and color.
Create a lovely centerpiece with an assortment of clear or lightly tinted glass bottles. Fill some with small glass balls, and add a sprig of boxwood or other greenery. Everyday white dishes look fresh and elegant with a colored linen napkin on top.
For an easy DIY tablescape, decorate a serving tray with silver ornaments. Tuck in boughs of evergreen for a simple yet elegant centerpiece.
Green apples are the perfect hue for an easy Christmas display. Fill a glass jar with apples; mix in loose greens for a wintry feel. Place container on a beveled edge mirror (that serves as a table runner). Fill in with additional greens, ball ornaments and candles of different sizes.
Surround lanterns with fresh greenery and pinecones for a classic, elegant centerpiece.
Take advantage of holiday scents by making a fragrant red candle the center of your next Christmas centerpiece. Cut and weave together a bed of artificial evergreen branches.
Place the candle in the center of the branches and scatter a collection of colorful ornaments, bells and pinecones around the branches. Garnish with ribbon if desired.
Be sure never to leave a burning candle unattended.
Line a two-tier cake stand with a forest floor of dried moss. Add a dusting of faux snow, then bring the scene to life with evergreen sprigs, pinecones, painted acorns and glass balls. Snow-white tumblers filled with sprigs and pinecones lend height and prop up reindeer cookies.
Create a modern Christmas feel by using white tape, stickers and other craft store supplies to create snowflakes designs on clear hurricane candle holders. Place candle holders on a silver tray and accent with tinsel, pine twigs and brightly colored ornaments.
If your family celebrates Hanukkah and Christmas, this centerpiece is the perfect blend. Place a menorah on one side of a silver tray and fill the remainder of the tray with colorful ornaments.
This easy red-and-white arrangement complements any Christmas table.Fill a large white ceramic bowl with white-and-red-tipped carnations. Stand a white pillar candle in the center of the arrangement. If needed, place the candle on a block for extra height. Use battery-powered candles for safety if you prefer.
Create a pretty winter scene on a white plate covered with artificial snow. Set the plate on a shallow bed of artificial pine twigs. Add tiny trees and deer statues or other animal figures for a woodland look.
A few Christmas elements add up to one dashing display! Place a large ball ornament, a single rose and a few evergreen sprigs on a dinner plate. Cover the arrangement with a cloche. To keep the rose fresh, put the stem in a florist's water tube.
Show off Christmas cards on a centerpiece “tree” made with twigs from the yard. Arrange twigs in a pitcher or vase, and clip or tie cards to twig ends. For an added burst of holiday color, weave a red ribbon or piece of rickrack through the display.
Wintry white tulips lend a soft touch to this natural holiday centerpiece. Fill varying sizes of glassware with fresh flowers and arrange around metallic-sprayed pinecones and silvery ornaments.
A tall, clear cylindrical vase supports amaryllis blooms in just a few inches of water. Put cranberries in the bottom and wrap a bright red ribbon at the waterline. A sprig of greenery continues the holiday theme.
Transform plain white paper bags into luminarias for an inexpensive centerpiece. Use a large scalloped-edge punch to decorate the bags, then weave ribbon through the openings and secure with tape. Use battery-operated tea lights instead of candles.
Create your own customized flower composition by covering coffee cans with wrapping paper and embellishing them with ribbon. Fill with inexpensive white carnations and baby's breath, plus evergreens cut from your yard.
Using Scrabble game tiles, spell out a seasonal message. Place on a platter and accent with ornaments, fresh greens, nuts, berries or ribbons.
Create a pyramid of solid-color ball ornaments on top of a compote. Use a hot-glue gun or scrapbooking glue dots to adhere ball ornaments to each other. Fill in with loose evergreens. To complete the look, top candlesticks and votive holders with matching ball ornaments.
Make a mini tree the focal point of the dinner table. For a simple, dreamy look, use a white artificial tree. Anchor it in a tin pail and adorn with white lights and paper stars or other all-white ornaments.
Recycle Christmas bulbs as a quick centerpiece. Place a single pillar candle in a glass dish and fill in with festive-color lights.
Create a white Christmas using inexpensive glass cylinders from a crafts store. Place one cylinder inside a larger one, then sprinkle a dusting of fake snow between the two and nestle a sprig of greenery on top of the snow. Add a pillar candle or battery-operated candle inside the center cylinder. Group different size cylinders for your display.
Enliven basic glass vases with Christmas-color scrapbooking papers. Simply cut papers to fit around the vases and secure with double-sided tape. Tie red string (with silver bells attached) around the vases and insert winter bouquets.
Turn holiday-theme scrapbooking papers into an inexpensive tabletop display. Cut and fold papers to create simple cone “trees” of different sizes. Secure seams with double-sided tape.
For a low centerpiece, fill a tray with moss and votive candles in holiday holders.
Fresh loose greens, large pinecones and red pears give a compote a natural look. Tuck in antlers for textural contrast.
Fill a bowl with red cranberries, and stick a single red rose in the center. Put the stem in a florist's water tube to keep the flower fresh. A few evergreen sprigs provide accent color.
Top silver candlesticks with silvery painted pinecones for a glittering display. Group several on a tray, and add some blue or silver ornaments for even more impact.To paint pinecones, apply several thin coats of metallic silver spray paint.
To make a showy centerpiece, place solid-color ball ornaments inside a clear-glass vase and “serve” on a silver tray. Sprinkle faux snow over the display, and wrap it up with matching ribbon.
Transform a cloche into a snow globe with a few crafts materials. Set a snowman ornament on a layer of fluffy snow. Cover with a bell-shape cloche embellished with rhinestone gems. Scatter snowflake confetti to complete the arrangement.
For quick holiday color, surround a cranberry-color candle inside a glass cylinder with fresh cranberries. Add a few sparkly ornaments around the base, and you're done!
While tulips are typically considered a spring flower, they make a stunning Christmas arrangement if you can find them. Arrange red tulips alongside pine branches and snowberries (or any white berries) for maximum contrast. Place the arrangement in a metal pail and garnish with a white ribbon.
Trim the dinner table with paper trees in gleeful holiday colors and patterns. For the simplest tree, shown in fuchsia, wrap paper around a foam cone. Trim to fit, and secure with pushpins. Overlapping circle cutouts create the scalloped look of the chartreuse tree.
Make shapes with a circle punch (available at scrapbooking stores); then attach with glue. For the apple-green looped tree, fold a sheet of paper in half, securing with spray adhesive. Cut 1×5-inch paper strips. Starting at the bottom, layer looped strips, securing with pushpins, to cover the foam cone.
Grouped trees form a striking centerpiece.
Make family photos the focus of your centerpiece. Choose pics from Christmases past for a trip down memory lane. Place two photos back-to-back on memo clips, so you'll be able to see a picture no matter where you sit. Set photos on a cake stand or plate using frosted gel memo cubes or clay.
Encircle glass hurricanes with carnation “wreaths” for a pretty Christmas tabletop. Create the wreaths with florist foam wreath bases, scarlet carnations and small ball ornaments.
Spectacular yet easy, our long-stemmed amaryllis centerpiece sparkles in its tall glass vase. A length of sheer ribbon holds the stems together.
A clear container nestled in a green wreath holds bright green ornaments and a spray of mixed evergreens, all set off by a red tablecloth. Matching green wreaths hang in the dining room window.
Create this pretty centerpiece in just a couple of minutes. Float roses and a few evergreen twigs inside a clear container, and surround with holly. Build on a clear tray or platter, and you've got an easily portable decoration!
Add homemade sparkle to your candle centerpieces. Coat candles with Mod Podge, then roll in epsom salt for a sparkly, snow-covered effect. Arrange on a tray filled with more epsom salt and finish with a few sprigs of holly or other greens.
A fancy vintage silver tray becomes a standout centerpiece when dressed with glowing tea lights, several glitzy ornaments, fresh cedar branches and a single pinecone.
Stack three or four mixing bowls to create tiers for displaying mini ornaments, dried pods or nuts, clipped greens, hard candies, ribbons, tinsel or fruits. To prevent the mixing bowls from sitting too low, place a cereal bowl upside down between each layer.
Place pillar candles, evergreen branches, pinecones and clementines on a beveled-edge mirror for a nature-inspired tabletop arrangement. Don't orange? Bring in green pears or red apples for traditional holiday color.
This pinecone tree is worth showing off until winter is past. Stand branches in a clear cylindrical vase, adding small pinecones and glass or plastic balls filled with greenery to support the branches. Hang small pinecones and tiny snowflake ornaments from the branches.
This simple Christmas centerpiece feels both fresh and traditional. For instructions on how to make it, see our step-by-step slideshow or short video.
Easy Christmas Cloche Ideas
Happy Monday! Can you believe that in just one week we will be in the midst of Christmas day celebrations! I know it’s hard for me to believe that it’s almost here. Today I’m sharing a few quick decor ideas using a cloche. When referring to a cloche, I mean anything with a glass dome.
Don’t be concerned about finding a real deal cloche! Stores HomeGoods, Marshall’s and TJ Maxx always have pretty glass domed cheese boards or even a footed glass domed cake stand would make an amazing cloche! And, a cloche makes a great gift too! If you use a glass domed cheese tray, the recipient could use it for Christmas decor and then use it as it was intended. I don’t know if it’s because a cloche reminds me of a snowglobe, but putting an object under glass seems to make it magical! So, here are a few cloche ideas – some are from this year and some from many years ago. I hope you enjoy and will think about popping something ordinary under glass to capture the magic!
This concrete bunny on a bed of moss with some artificial snow sprinkled around it makes a whimsical Christmas cloche. This is my only traditional glass blown cloche. I just use a dinner plate as a base when I use it this.
This decorative cloche is from Pottery Barn years ago. It’s tall and narrow and has a black wood base. I use it almost every Christmas. This year I kept it simple and popped a white bottle brush tree inside on a base of moss. I love the contrast of the green moss with the black base and the white tree!
This is a small domed cheese board I picked up at HomeGoods earlier this year. The dome is hand blown.
I found these cute paper house ornaments at Kmart of all places and added some Dollar Tree white bottle brush trees, and a tiny deer that I got at 70% off at AC Moore.
Make a base of fluffy faux snow and add any tiny houses, they are everywhere this year, and some mini trees, etc. For a small cloche this, look at ornaments because they are the perfect size.
This one is from last year. I used these little woodland animals and a paper Christmas tree under my large domed cloche (the one in the first picture here). I used the wooden base of my three tiered stand for this one.
This one is from my very first Christmas tour! It’s the tall Pottery Barn cloche and this time I used a small vintage look santa, sheep and bottle brush tree.
This is one of my all time favorites. I used my large cloche again for this. The base is a pewter serving plate and I put a wreath around the base (you can see a bit of it in the back reflection.
Then I popped this tiny footed planter in the middle of the pewter plate. I filled the planter with some faux grass and then popped the little silver bird into it.
Then I used silver Christmas ornaments in a variety of sizes to fill around the base of the planter. It makes a statement, but was super easy!
This is another fun thing you can do if your cloche has a knob handle. Tie something around the handle. Here I tied a vintage skeleton key to the handle with some satin ribbon. You could use any small ornament. I hope that I’ve inspired you to bring out that domed cheese board, glass domed cake stand etc. Have fun!
62 Christmas Mantel Decorations – Ideas for Holiday Fireplace Mantel Decorating
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Lit by Candlelight
Hurricane candle holders and glass cloches flank the brick veneer fireplace—and don't detract from the lush garland or nautical wreath.
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While a citrus garland hangs below, a mantel filled with candles, vintage jugs, and dried leaves adorns this naturally accessorized room. A stacked wood installation displayed in a shallow closet completes the cozy vibe.
shop dried leaves
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Wooden candles in varying heights, a lush garland, and matching stockings are the perfect complement to the beautiful Christmas quote that hangs above this holiday mantel.
Get the tutorial at Bless This Nest.
SHOP WOOD SLICES
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Vintage can go a long way when it comes to decorating. Bottlebrush trees, postcards, and plenty of greenery make its mark on this Christmas mantel.
Get the tutorial at Liz Marie Blog.
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Don't underestimate the power of DIIY! A frosted window and bauble-lined branch add quite a bit to this mantel.
Get the tutorial at In My Own Style.
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Make use of permanent fixtures in your house (in this case, a bull skull) by hanging decorations from them. Add seasonal touches bottle brush trees that won't take away from the look .
Get the tutorial at Hey Wanderer.
SHOP BOTTLE BRUSH TREES
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Holly Williams, the owner of this festive Tennessee farmhouse, makes her family's stockings from seed sacks and adds a monogram with yarn, which conjures the same handcrafted spirit as the pioneer-built cabin.
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Dreamy Christmas Decor
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Rustic and Cozy
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An Array of Trees
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Trimmed With Texture
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Scour your backyard for branches, tree trimmings, and bright berries, then bring your findings indoors and arrange it all on your mantel.
Get the tutorial at Craftberry Bush.
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Let It Snow
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Lots of Greenery
Keeping things simple is often the best (and most beautiful) way to decorate for the holidays—and this Christmas mantel is the perfect example. A white holiday village set and ivory stockings are anything but boring next to fresh, loosely draped cedar greenery.
Get the tutorial at Plum Pretty Decor and Design Co.
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Dress up your mantel with an elegant combination of eucalyptus and metallic accents, gold candles sticks, silver signage, and silver mercury glass ornaments.
Get the tutorial at French Country Cottage.
SHOP EUCALYPTUS GARLAND
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Joanna Gaines would definitely approve of this Christmas mantel look that features burlap stockings and is anchored by a Magnolia wreath.
Get the tutorial at The Turquoise Home.
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Make your mantel look it's one-of-a-kind with a light-up monogram letter placed front and center.
Get the tutorial at Meme Hill.
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Tired of the same old red-and-green color palette? This pretty display, featuring whites, ivories, and peachy hues beautifully complements, fresh greenery and neutral decor.
Get the tutorial at Jacquelyn Clark.
SHOP WHITE STOCKINGS
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Chalkboard Christmas Sign
Write a new festive message (holiday greetings, song lyrics, etc.) above your mantel every day of December with this rustic chalkboard Christmas display.
Get the tutorial at Mom 4 Real.
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Colorful Christmas Mantel
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Burlap bunting and stockings, a reclaimed wood sign, and tiny trees come together to make this farmhouse-inspired mantel feel just right.
Get the tutorial at The Tomkat Studio.
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Christmas Carol Sign
This blogger fashioned this pretty mantel by layering greenery, garland, stockings, and white branches under a sign featuring some of her favorite Christmas song lyrics.
Get the tutorial at Classy Clutter.
SHOP WHITE STOCKINGS
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Peaceful and Serene
Fashion your own marquee sign by assembling letters to form a festive word. Peace, joy, and merry are just a few that will look special above your mantel.
Get the tutorial at House of Five.
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Colorful Christmas Decor
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If you don't plan on using your fireplace this Christmas, stash a vintage trunk in front to give you enough more space to display ornaments, garland, and presents.
Get the tutorial at Fox Hollow Cottage.
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Plaid Blanket Stockings
Blogger Nora Murphy used a series of old blankets, which had seen better days, to make these adorable tartan and fringe stockings for her home's mantel. Now they hang beautifully next to lush, homegrown garland.