What can you fit in a cloche, cloche, cloche?

"Closh"? "Cloooooosh"? "Cluch"? Tell me that you've never wondered what the appropriate pronunciation of "cloche" was. It's one of those weird words that people all say differently and you never really want to say aloud because you are afraid you might be saying it wrong.  Well let's set the record straight.  It is "cloche" with a long "o" and a SH at the end.  Thing the word "close", with a SHHHHH -- get it?

Alright.  Problem #2 with cloches?  What to put in them!  Did you know a typical cloche is used in gardening?  Serving as little mini-greenhouses, the traditional cloche extends the planting season earlier in spring and late into the fall.  Bring them inside however, and they are the perfect little decor addition.  Still the problem...what to put in them!

Well, it is safe to say that almost anything you plop under a cloche will look cuter and prettier.  ...but why stop with plopping the cloche over some little tchotky?  Why not fill the cloche to bursting?

See him back there?  Cloches often like to hide amidst the greenery...

There we go!  Now you can see him!

I filled my cloche full to bursting with the supplies for a little craft I wanted to do with the boys as part of their advent calendar countdown and a family holiday event.  The top hats and marshmallows needed for the project make a fun little display in the meantime!  There is one trick to this setup though.  If you are planning to fill a cloche, you simply hold the glass upside down and fill it in layers.  In this case, the top hats had to go in FIRST or they would get buried by the bigger marshmallows.

Want to buy your own cloche?  Visit Wayfair HERE!

Once the cloche is full, stick a plate, or a cake stand, or any solid flat object on the bottom and FLIP upside down.
What craft project could you pretty up by utilizing a cloche?  Would craft sticks give a cool architectural vibe? 
Maybe yarn balls would look cute all stacked up and bumping.
  I wonder how these festive pipe cleaners would look all curled up and twisted under a cloche?

In any case -- whatever you decide to place under your cloche, remember to say it CLOSE-SHHH!

A very special thank you to Hometalk and Wayfair for the cloche and mugs! 
A special thank you to Consumer Crafts for the snowman supplies.
Want the full tutorial for the snowmen?  Check out Crafts Unleashed (coming soon!)
Want more party pics?  Check out our gingerbread house making, snowman crafting, gift opening celebration below!
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I didn't know how to say clothe for the longest time either (that goes for spelling it too) - yours looks cute, I like that idea!
Amy Renea said…
Glad I'm not alone Heather~!! :) Thanks!
When my pictures grow up I want them to look like yours. Merry Christmas!
Amy Renea said…
ANN! I think your pictures are FABULOUS! STILL mad at foodgawker for not accepting that cranberry orange bread of yours -- I might break that out and work on it again -- I think your photos are GREAT!!
Beth said…
Oooo that close-sh is PRETTY! Love the shape of it!
srpprcrftr said…
The little hats and mallows look so cute under the cloche. They are sure handy decorating props. You did yours proud.
I had always wanted a cloche but whoooeee were they pricey for my budget. I finally got one earlier this year from Hobby Lobby during a 50% off sale, yeahoo. Was able to buy a pretty decent sized one for $17.50. Now that price I didn't have to feel so bad about.
I've also made a couple of them. I found light hurricane top with hole on top and put a pretty crystal know on top with E6000. Worked like a charm. This cloche is smaller.
I bought a glass vase at thrift store, turned it upside down, put another crystal knob on top and have another cloche. Hubs just cuts off the screw on knob.
All 3 will be great for holidays, can hardly wait to style them. I keep my eye out for lamp parts or glass vases to use. Get the knobs at HL on sale so making newer ones is quite inexpensive. Happy daze