so in light of all the cloches that just arrived in the gift shoppe,  i decided to research some fun new ways (and some traditional ways) to use these bad boys! here are my findings…

fill with with holiday ornament ….
love this look! my only fear is that someone would lift up the jars and ornaments would go flying everywhere.

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use as a menu ….
love this idea! this could be easily done with dry erase markers for a tempoary treatment or with a paint pen for something more permeant. this could also be great when using the cloche to cover food. the message on the outside could describe what’s on the inside.

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instead of a frame ….
i love the idea of using a cloche as a frame. use a piece of art you have or print something you found on the internet, pair it with a complimentary object … instant artwork!

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a cover for food ….
cloches take standard fair and make it look like something gourmet! put it on a cake stand to take the look even further.

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a group of cloches as a centerpiece …
combining multiple cloches with similar elements inside can make a truly unique centerpiece for a table, buffet, or coffee table. switch out the items based on the season, and you have something special all year long!

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the intended use for cloches …
these bell shaped glass jars were actually intended to be used for gardening. they help protect new, delicate plants from the elements. isn’t this collection beautiful?

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an impromptu snow globe …
cloches make a great coving for a little winter scene. create a little magic with some treats and special figures.

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an outdoor light feature …
this is one of my favorite new uses, and a definite must try this year. a string of lights and a glass cloche make an easy and festive statement.

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cloches for kids …
i thought this was kind of fun and defiantly interesting! could make a unique statement in a kids room.

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as a jeweler keeper and display …
what a unique idea for displaying jewelry! this keeps important pieces projected inside, but still visible. plus, easy access to necklaces, and the tiara on top is too cute.

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as a lamp base …
i think pottery barn or west elm were selling these at some point (or maybe still are), but i assume if you are handy enough you could make one yourself!

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as a vase …
what a great idea for mini cloches! inverted these make a great vase. you could even us a larger cloche on a metal stand to act as a candy dish or punch bowl.

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great ideas, right? 

will you be trying any of these? any other fun ideas for cloches? are you sick of hearing the word cloche?

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  • Carrie Rosalind at

    So many fun uses! I have one but I haven’t figured out what to do with it yet…I think I’m going to make that light display – I love that!!

  • Carrie Rosalind at

    So many fun uses! I have one but I haven’t figured out what to do with it yet…I think I’m going to make that light display – I love that!!

  • Newcastle Inn at

    Michael,

    I just discovered your blog and am loving it. I have always wanted to do the Christmas ornaments under a cloche but have the same concern you do! So, for now I just pile them up in a big tall vase.

  • joan at

    love the ideas of today. I have a few will now be displayed in a better way. Miss seeing you on Peach Street just as we miss Carrie and Nathan and the darling children

    Hope to be able to stop by the shop before to long.

  • Dawn at

    I also love cloches. I have several but I only use them at Christmas time with little winter scenes inside. I have a clooection of mache houses that I put in them.
    Thank you for giving me some year round ideas for them. I especially love the artwork idea. I have a small canvas of one of my sisters photos that will be just perfect !
    I am new to you blog and just loving it !
    http://makinghome-dawn.blogspot.com/

  • Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants at

    love them, but don’t know how they got those cars stuffed in there, that is my problem getting stuff in there just right.

  • Lili at

    My fav at the moment are the cupcakes, I must be hungry! You really found some great inspiration for us though. Loving the bell jar shaped garden ones. ~Lili

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