Decorating with glass cloches is easy! Just gather small items from around your home and group them under the glass dome to create Valentine Cloche Ideas!
It’s time again for another fun Pinterest Challenge, hosted by Cindy from County Road 407! This month we’ve been challenged to create Valentine cloche ideas.
If you’re stopping by from Lora Bloomquist, welcome! Her upcycled vintage Valentine cloche spoke right to my vintage-loving heart!
If you haven’t heard about the Pinterest Challenge before, here’s how it works: Several different bloggers take the same photo, and create something similar that will work in their own homes, and with their own style. It’s so fun to see all the different interpretations of the same photo!
You can see some of our past Pinterest Challenge posts here:
- Summer Table with Glass Bottle Centerpiece
- Spring Kitchen Decor
- Birdhouse Spring Decor
- A Traditional Spring Table Vignette
- DIY Burlap & Ribbon Valentine Wreath
Glass Cloche Inspiration
Our inspiration photo this month comes from Birgit at Crafting While I Wait. I simply adore the sweet vintage trinkets she used in her cloche.
Birgit’s cloche is the perfect example of how just gathering up small items and grouping them under a glass dome can make such an easy, yet beautiful home decor display.
Five Valentine Cloche Ideas
There are so many possibilities for cloche decorating ideas, and for this Pinterest Challenge, I didn’t spend one single dime buying anything new!
I started by gathering up several small items I had around my home, and in my home decor and crafting stash.
A lot of these items are things I’ve used in my various tiered tray designs over the years.
Because my glass cloche is on the smaller side, the small tiered tray items worked well for cloche decorating, too. Just look around your house for things that could work:
- Valentines, hand-written notes, recipe cards, greeting cards
- Small candles
- Sewing items like thread spools, pins/needs, thimbles, pin cushion, bits of fabric, buttons…
- Photos, book pages, sheets of music, maps
- Small figurines, wood block signs, or anything miniature
- Faux or dried florals, pinecones, berries, twigs
- Crafts store, Dollar Tree, or thrift store items
- Candy hearts, mints, foil-wrapped chocolates
Glass Cloche Idea #1
This “pretty in pink” Valentine cloche idea uses one of my favorite Willow Tree Angels, a mini cake stand holding a tiny house, and a small wood block sign to create this sweet little vignette.
Glass Cloche Idea #2
The next Valentine cloche uses mini baking utensils and felt, stitched hearts to create this cute “sweet treat” vignette.
Glass Cloche Idea #3
If some of your items won’t fit inside your cloche, use them outside the glass dome to build a larger vignette.
For this cloche decorating idea, I wanted to use the “together” block sign, but it was too wide for my small cloche. Inside, I used another tiny house, and gave it some height with the small, wrapped books. Then, I added to my display by surrounding the glass dome with faux pink tulips, another larger house, and the block sign.
The pink and white color scheme ties it all together.
Glass Cloche Idea #4
A favorite amongst my Valentine cloche ideas is this one that includes baby Evelynn’s photo. The heart-shaped frame is a thrift store frame that was originally red, later painted black for a different use, and now painted with Dixie Belle’s Tea Rose Pink.
Adding the tiny wooden horse from a craft store is a sweet little touch to go with the “baby” theme.
These woodblock signs came from Target’s Dollar Spot a couple of years ago, and work as a nice addition next to the dome.
Glass Cloche Idea #5
The last of my Valentine glass cloche ideas is this more subtle, vintage-inspired dome.
I began with this miniature vintage sign that was a Valentine’s Day gift from my mom to my dad in 1985. It’s such a little treasure.
To complete this design, I added a heart-shaped grapevine wreath and a tiny porcelain bird peeking through it.
Beside it, in keeping with the vintage theme, I used the small, wrapped books again, and some vintage-inspired keys from Hobby Lobby.
A vintage enamel vase filled with white faux tulips this time completes the look.
Valentine Cloche Ideas
Remember, anything will work inside your glass cloche, as long as the items inside relate in some way. Maybe it’s by “theme” or even by color.
Glass cloches are a great way to create simple home decor displays that are fun to change out for the seasons or holidays.
Next, I have so many more glass cloche decorating ideas for you from all my Pinterest Challenge friends, which are all linked up at the bottom of this post.
You can start your tour by hopping on over to visit Michelle at Thistle Key Lane to see her lovely neutral valentine cloche!
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