When you're filling the cloche, turn the necks of the ornaments inward so all you see are the spheres.
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2011
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.
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.