I opened my cloche before Christmas actually arrived and used it in my holiday decorations. Using a shiny red charger plate and some raffia as a base, I placed my miniature silver nativity scene on the charger and covered it with the cloche. I thought it looked lovely.
However, once the Christmas decorations were packed away, I had an empty cloche. I asked myself...what do I do with it now? If you Google 'cloche jar' Images, you will see there are many ideas. The first thing I noticed was a lot of folks use their jars to display natural elements like branches, nests, driftwood, and shells. Since I have some pretty painted pine cones from my Fall Pinecone Wreath and the How To: Wood Branch Vase & Pine Cone Flowers I decided to display those for now.
But here are some other possible styling ideas for the future:
- precious mementos like photos or bronze baby shoes
- heirloom items like gloves, hankies, or jewelry
- holiday-themed items like nativity scenes, ornaments, skulls and bones, bunnies, and chicks
- miniatures...villages, figures, animals
- collections - bells, door knobs, ceramic/glass eggs,
- plants - real or artificial
- fruits and vegetables - real or artificial
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