With fall just a few weeks away, today the Pinterest Challenge is all about cloches! We’re going to learn how to add neutral elements to a fall cloche. And, this neutral fall cloche couldn’t be easier!
HOW TO ADD NEUTRAL ELEMENTS TO A FALL CLOCHE
Like I mentioned yesterday, fall is just around the corner!
And, with each new season the decor and DIYs are sure to follow!
Today is Pinterest Challenge day!
My blogging friends and I are sharing our spin on a Pinterest photo found by our hostess Cindy at County Road 407! Cindy, you always rock this hop!
If you’re here by way of my dear friend Crissy at First Day of Home, welcome. Her cloche centerpiece is just lovely, isn’t it?
And, of course, welcome to all of my MWA fam, too!
Pinterest Inspiration for a Neutral Fall Cloche
The inspiration for today’s Pinterest Challenge comes from Beth at Home Stories A to Z. Her sweet little fall cloche with a limited color palette really did inspire me!
These are the autumnal elements that caught my eye:
- Of course, the glass bell jar cover (aka cloche)
- Wood stand/plate
- Neutral baby-boo pumpkins (can’t get more neutral than white!)
- Hydrangea florals
- A rope handle
- and, my fave fall element… ACORNS!
Be sure to hop on over to Home Stories A to Z to see all of Beth’s lovely home tour for the fall!
And here’s my twist!
Can you see the similarities, yet still see the differences?! Pretty cool, right?
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What You’ll Need for a Neutral Fall Cloche
Here are some suggestions for what you can add to a cloche with a limited color palette:
- Cloche with a Plate (You can often find these at the Goodwill, Salvation Army or even on deep discount (like I did) at Hobby Lobby. And you can DIY a wood beaded plate, which I’ll be showing you next week!)
- Miniature vase, I chose a blue-gray which coordinates with the beads that are actually more gray than pictured. Pick up one at the Target Dollar Spot or a Goodwill (or use one you have) 😉
- Faux florals in muted tones. You can get the ones I used here, here, and here.
- Cream-colored or white bowl with wooden acorns (also available at Hobby Lobby for less)
- Cupcake stand (these are at Hobby Lobby, too… sorry no link)
- DIY Velvet Pumpkin (you’ll want to make more than one!)
- and some Spanish moss
Steps for How to Add Neutral Elements to a Fall Bell Jar
Did you know that cloches are also called “bell jars”?
Or, did you know that bell jars are also call “cloches”?
So let’s see exactly how YOU can create a fall cloche for your home!
- Add your vase with some faux florals arranged inside. Place the vase in the middle of the plate in order for it to be able to stand tall without hitting the glass.
- Add your stand with the bowl of acorns. Adding some height that’s not quite as high as the vase adds interest. The bowl without the vase would look ‘flat’.
- Next is your DIY velvet pumpkin… or you can use a real baby-boo pumpkin, like Beth did!
- Nestle some Spanish moss in and around the other pieces. If you lay it down first, there may not be enough room and the items will hit the top of the bell jar.
- Finally, for a little sumpin’-sumpin’, add a couple more of those wooden nut beauties on top of the moss.
- Top it off with your cloche!
Now You Have a Finished Neutral Fall Cloche!
And here, again, is my take on the inspiration photo!
The similar items inside my cloche:
- The ‘wooden’ plate and cloche
- Neutral velvet pumpkin
- Instead of hydrangeas, I used faux florals and moss
- Sweet little wooden acorns
- and, there is some twine in the background (rope)… mainly because I didn’t even THINK until just now to add it around the handle of my cloche!
Even though I used a little color, the palette is more mutes with lots of creams, grays, and natural textures!
By the way, always use the rule of three for decorating… or at least group items in odd numbers (i.e., the vase, the stand/bowl, and the pumpkin).
Since photographing through glass is no joke, let me show you some close-ups of the elements with the bell jar removed.
Have you seen the faux autumn floral from Hearth and Hand at Target? So pretty and really affordable! Here is one example.
You just gotta love velvet pumpkins! These cost less than $4 each to make and you can create them in any color!
And of course, one more look at those cute acorns!
Would you like to learn how to do the beaded plate? It’s super easy! Even easier than my coastal wood bead garland!
This is my first time styling a cloche, and though the photography shoot was a bit difficult, the finished product is quite delightful! (Correction, I actually kinda styled a cloche in my kitchen last year… using the same bell jar!)
Now It’s Your Turn!
Have you styled a cloche before (other than using it to hold a cheese log)? 😉 What did you use? How ’bout a chicken-wire cloche? It would sure be easier to photograph! LOL!
Now be sure to visit my friend Barbara at French Ethereal. Her cloche certainly isn’t “for the birds”! 😀
And don’t forget to visit all the great inspiration by clicking on the links below!