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!
Like 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 like 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 out of 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 out of 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.
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 like putting a cloche on your coffee garbage or something more beautiful like 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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