Put a Cloche on it!


Have no fear! The Link Party for the 12 Days of Christmas can be found here!

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

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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.

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Not to worry, just Put a Cloche on It!

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Fabulous, right? You don’t need to clean up when you can just make your “garbage” look like a masterpiece. 

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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! 

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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.)

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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.

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Here’s another example. Take this quick display I put together on my new shelves. Perfectly delightful and sweet, right? 

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Put a Cloche on It, and you have a more dramatic look. 

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The small tin snowflake tied on the side turns a simple cloche into a fun, snow globe-inspired display.

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As you know from my Christmas tree, I love glass ornaments. This next Put a Cloche on It idea embraces my obsession. 

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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.

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Ta-da! Pretty spectacular, right? 

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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).

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 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! 

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This card was made for me last year by my real-life BFF, Krista. I’ve talked about her before.

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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.

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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! 

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Talk about fabulous.

Be sure to visit Shannanigans for more fabulous Put a Cloche on It! decorating ideas!

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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  • Toodie at

    Just found this today and I am cracking up!!!!! Love your blog.

  • al @ homes and home at

    Well I am definitely a convert! Such a simple thing but so effective. The cloche on the cat made me laugh.

  • ClaudiaC. at

    And… i’ve spotted the look on your kitts face thinking: “what the hell..hope won’t last long!!”

  • ClaudiaC. at

    Hi!! I followeed your example of quick and easy xmas decor pot a cloche on…maybe a bit to quick and easy… 😀
    Happy Friday

  • Unknown at

    oh my gosh….I didn’t even know what a cloche was! But I am SOLD. WOW!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hahaha! This made me LOL. Now, go get a cloche and start decorating. 🙂

  • creatingHOME :: Renee Caron at

    The kitty cloches are meowvalous!!! I was just scrolling along and BAM, there they were, made me laugh 🙂 They don’t look amused.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      They weren’t, but they are used to my antics at this point. As long as I keep giving them treats, they are happy.

  • Krista at

    Poor Sebastian and Jax, being submitted to that loving torture – they must have known it would help make this a fabulous blog post! The christmas balls look incredible, almost as incredible as my card – HA! 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hahaha. Your card would look beautiful with or with out a cloche on it! 🙂

  • Anonymous at

    hahah, the kitty cloches made me laugh! i too have a love of cloches….i have several sizes and use them everywhere! my nephew DID pick up a cloche several years ago that i had full of vintage shiny brights, grrr. thanks for the ideas! sharon

  • Jane S. at

    Heeheehee! Cat in a Cloche!

    A cloche really does make something look more special, doesn’t it? However if I were to cover all the little piles of stuff sitting around, there wouldn’t be much walking space. 😉

  • GirlRural.com at

    I do love cloches. I have a collection. It’s funny because the ornaments made me think the same thing. Boy would that be fun for my son to pick up and watch them all scatter!

  • Tonya @ Love of Family And Home at

    I was seriously cracking up laughing at the cat!! LOL! Thanks for making me laugh today!! My mom just bought a FABULOUS cloche!! I just might have to take some pictures & link up with you all!! 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes, yes! We’d love to have you. You’re always creating beautiful things over there.

  • Debby at

    everything looks better under glass….wellmaybe not the cats. I must admit I was a little shocked when I first saw that.
    The squirrel reminded me of something I saw yesterday. It made me laugh. A parrot was looking outside and kept saying, “There’s a squirrel, there’s a squirrel.” Then he said, ‘Damnit, damnit, damnit.” It was hilarious. That’s exactly what my dogs would say if they could talk. It was so funny.

  • Lynn@ The Vintage Nest at

    thank you and the kitties for a giggle and a big smile this morning….so cute! A cloche party sounds like a great idea. I always enjoy putting something new under my one and only cloche every so often. I am joining in your easy decorating linky party today. Thank you and the others for hosting the 12 Days of Christmas. It’s been a blast seeing all the incredible inspiration. ~

  • Shari at

    Oh, Michael… you crack me up! #daymade

    Seriously though, upon first glance at the photos, when I saw the K-Cup & Splenda wrappers, I thought this was something you’d come up with for the B&B guests, and thought, “How very clever!”

    (In my own defense, it’s entirely too early in the morning & I’m running on very little sleep. Yeah. That’s my excuse & I’m sticking to it.)

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hahaha! It’s so funny how a cloche, a good photo, and a sprig of pine can make anything look good! Hahaha! #daymade

  • JuneA** at


    hee hee..your kitties are obviously less than impressed with (and used to!) your decorating attempts. They are like my “furkids”, soooo abused….

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hahaha! You got it! Thankfully they are very careful kitties. They rarely break anything. Other than chewing on my plants.

  • Jessica Cramer at

    Very cute, love the Christmas card and the squirrel ornament ideas! Where do you find your cloches?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks! Thankfully I have a little gift shoppe here with several in stock. I’ve noticed that places like HomeGoods and T.J. Maxx have them fairly frequently too.

  • Michele from IL at

    haha….loved the cats in cloches! 🙂

  • Susie from Bienvenue at

    I love em too and cant wait to share my ideas. Loved the kitty one hehe

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Can’t wait to see what you come up with Susie!

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