Add an easy Valentine cloche vignette with affordable items from your craft store! It’s Pinterest Challenge time, and we’re all about Valentine’s Day this month!
EASY VALENTINE CLOCHE VIGNETTE – PINTEREST CHALLENGE
Welcome back to the Pinterest Challenge! I’ve taken a few months off from this wonderful blog collab because of family issues/events, but I’m back… and so happy about it!
If you are coming from my sweet friend Carol’s blog at BlueSky At Home, I’m am just so blessed you are here! Carol always has wonderful tips for DIYs for seasonal decor.
Today, Carol and I and 12 of our blogging buddies are sharing some lovely Valentine inspo! Be sure to take a look at all the ideas at the end of this post!
BIG thanks goes to our hostess, Cindy from County Road 407 for putting our Pinterest Challenge together.
And, if you are new to the Pinterest Challenge, it’s all about one inspiration photo, a group of bloggers, and each of us putting our own twist on the inspo image!
Valentine Cloche Inspiration
This month’s inspo image comes to us from Birgit at Crafting While You Wait…
Her adorable little red-pink-and-white cloche has so many cute elements:
- A glass cloche (of course)
- A base of blush colored buttons
- Vintage spools wrapped in paper and thread
- Paper heart elements
And here is what I created from Birgit’s suggestions!
I love how my little vignette under a cloche turned out! But, let me just tell you up front… photographing cloches, or anything under glass, is not easy!
So, let’s break this down without the glass, shall we?
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How to Create A Valentine Cloche Vignette
This was super easy to create! If you want to make your own with similar items, be sure to run to your nearest Hobby Lobby or Michael’s to pick these items up… or maybe order them online for next day delivery through Amazon Prime.
Create Your Own!
- For your foundation, and to add some texture and color, use some green Spanish moss. Shape it to just about fit under your cloche. It doesn’t have to be perfect, as you’ll soon find out.
- Add a tiny white bowl of wooden elements, red or pink hearts, and some vintage-look keys. I used large round beads, but you could use miniature wooden spools, corks, or whatever appeals to your heart (see what I did there?). I picked up the red hearts from Hobby Lobby, but these hearts from Amazon are similar. I picked up the metal keys several years ago, but Amazon has some great options!
- Next, add some of those wooden spools (I got these 2″ ones from my Hobby Lobby), but first cover them with washi tape. Again, I had the washi tape in my stash, so this was easy!
- I stacked two more wooden spools (with coordinating washi tape) behind the bowl to add more height.
- And last, you can create this cute little XOX sign by painting some wooden letters, then gluing them together. It’s a little tricky, just take your time!
Oh… and don’t forget to use a pretty cloche of your choice! You can often pick these up at a thrift store for a steal!
Display Your Easy Valentine Cloche Vignette
If you’ve been around My Wee Abode for more than a year, you know that I’m not a big Valentine decorator. Give me a few hints of a muted red here and there in my kitchen, or even a pretty tote with some flowers and hearts on my coat rack, and I’m a happy camper!
And because life has been a bit hectic the last few months (just take a look at the last few Tuesday Turn About posts… or more), this sweet little cloche will be just about the only Valentine decor at MWA this year!
So, let’s take a closer look!
Now, let’s take the cloche off!
I love the shiny and matte hearts with the metal keys. And the beads add some texture and ‘settle’ the red, as well!
These spools were so easy to make with coordinating washi tape. I did spend a little money for this vignette, but I will use all these items for years to come!
And this XOX sign added a touch of Valentine without getting all crazy with hearts! 😉 And the height was needed for this vignette, as well.
The keys were a nod to the seasonal phrase, “you have the key to my heart”.
Let me know in the comments what element you liked best in this Valentine cloche vignette!
More Valentine Fun Awaits
Now, be sure to hop on over to my friend, Lora Bloomquist, and she what she is sharing today! Lora always has something lovely and vintage to share!
For your convenience and fun, all of our wonderful bloggers’ posts are listed below!
Enjoy, and happy Valentine’s Day!