When you're filling the cloche, turn the necks of the ornaments inward so all you see are the spheres.
There's nothing like a glass dome to elevate even the most prosaic objects. The minute you put anything under one, it attracts attention. To introduce a dash of color to my neutral living room, I packed a mix of vintage and new shatterproof Christmas balls in silver, fuchsia, red, and cobalt into a cloche. I repeated the shades with the pillows on the sofa to pick up the palette.
- Glass cloche
- Cushioned packaging material (optional)
- Plastic bin (optional)
- Round ornaments, hooks taken off
Balance cloche upside down between your knees, or create a nest of packaging material in bin to stabilize cloche and place cloche upside down inside bin.
Put balls in cloche one by one, varying the colors and sizes; use the smallest balls to fill in open spaces.
Fill to the top.
Place the base on the cloche, and carefully flip the whole thing over.