DIY Winter Scene Christmas Cloche Centerpiece

This super cute Winter Scene Diy Christmas Cloche Centerpiece is crazy easy to make, perfect for a night craft, and even involves kids in the activity.

Ok, I know it doesn’t snow where I live but there’s nothing wrong with dreaming of a snowy winter scene, right?

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Winter Scene Christmas Cloche Centerpiece

I’ve had this glass dome for a long time and I’ve wanted to make a Christmas cloche since I bought it! It’s so pretty and elegant.

Winter Scene Cloches have become a decor idea because they can turn anything you put inside them into a gorgeous highlighted decoration. Of course, you can use some for Holiday season decor, too!

I prefer using only winder details and leaving the Christmas touch to the outside of the centerpiece.

DIY Cute Winter Scene Christmas Cloche Centerpiece

Cloches can be used as different kinds of decorations such as centerpieces, mantel, and windowsill decorations or you can just put them everywhere you like throughout the whole home.

The elements used for this Christmas Cloche Centerpiece are usually among your Christmas decorations so it’s probably you don’t need to buy anything except for the glass dome if you don’t have one.

DIY Winter Scene Christmas Cloche Centerpiece Decoration

Super easy and fun to make, this Winter Scene Christmas Cloche Centerpiece is a perfect craft to make with kids too. It’s so relaxing. Although the light string is a bit tricky you will have lots of fun with this holiday decor.

The best part is that you might be able to find everything you need at your local dollar store.

How to Make A Scene Christmas Cloche

Supplies:

  • A piece of white cardstock or cardboard (about the size of your dome)
  • Fake snow.
  • A small house – I used one from my Christmas Village Tutorial but any house will do.
  • Bottle Brush Trees
  • Metallic light strings.
  • White glue
  • Cloche Glass Dome
  • Greenery stems
  • Berries stems
  • A wooden tray.

Tools:

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
view of supplies

Instructions:

Step 1: Prep Work

Firstly, gather all your supplies, clean your glass dome, and make your paper house (if you decide to go for it).

The paper house can be found as a cut file to download on my Christmas Village post here if you want to download it and also the full tutorial on how to assemble it. You can also print it out and cut it with a cuter.

Step2: Create the Base for the Cloche

Now, get your white cardstock and draw the contour of your dome. 

drawing a circle on the cardboard with the help of a glass bowl

You need to cut a couple of millimeters towards the center instead of along the line you draw. This is so it fits inside the dome.

cutting the cardboard circle

Step 3: Snow your base

Then apply generously your glue and spread it all over your circle. I used my finger since I love to get my hands dirty LOL. You can use a foam brush if you prefer.

applying glue on the cardboard
spreading the glue with your finger

This is the messy part. Be very gentle or get your whole house full of faux snow LOL. Pour slowly your faux snow over the glue. Cover everything and add some more.

Slowly pouring the artificial snow over the glue

Very gently and slowly give small taps to press down the faux snow.

 pressing down the faux snow with hand

Set it aside and let dry completely.

Step 4: Start creating your cloche scene

Once dry, place your snowy circle on your cloche base as centered as possible.

placing the snowy circle on cloche base

Then style your elements as you like. I started with the trees and then the house.

placing trees on the base

Step 5: Add your light string

Ok, now here comes the very tricky part (at least for me LOL). The light string!

I started by the tip (first light bulb/led) since the wire is metallic, I bent it so it could go under the paper house.

Then I started shaping it going around the house and trees until I got only the last string of wire and the battery switch.

placing lights strips on the decoration

The tricky part is that since the wire is metallic as it moves, it drops things until you get it right. LOL, I did it like 3 times before I got it right.

Step 6: Put the dome back in Place

When you get your light string in place, it’s time to put in place your glass dome. Do it very carefully as it might touch the string and might move things.

closing the decoration with glass dome

When you finish, YAYYYY you are done!

DIY Winter Wonderland Scene Christmas Cloche Centerpiece cone

Turn the light on and off and see the magic!!!

DIY Winter Scene Christmas Cloche Centerpiece Simple

How pretty is it? I absolutely love it!!!!

Step 7: Put together the centerpiece

The final step is to put some greenery stems around the border of your wooden tray leaving empty the center so you can put your Christmas cloche There. If your greenery is like mine (very fluffy, use small wood blocks, books or boxes to rise your dome a little bit.)

view of DIY Winter Scene Christmas Cloche Centerpiece

Then just to add a little pop of color insert a few berries stems among the greenery and your centerpiece is complete.

I put my Winter Scene Christmas Cloche Centerpiece on my coffee table and placed a candle on each side. Love how it sparkles.

DIY Winter Scene Christmas Cloche Centerpiece Decor in Livingroom

LOVE it!

closer view of DIY Decorative Winter Scene Christmas Cloche Centerpiece lights on
another view of DIY Easy Winter Scene Christmas Cloche Centerpiece lights on
closer view of DIY Decorative Winter Scene Christmas Cloche Centerpiece lights off
another view of DIY Easy Winter Scene Christmas Cloche Centerpiece lights on

What do you think???

Hope you enjoyed today’s cute Christmas cloche project and that it inspires you to create one for yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you put in a cloche for Christmas?

There are so many things you can put in a cloche: artificial snow, assorted ornaments, vintage ornaments, little figurines, bottlebrush trees, pine branches, cute village houses, clay trees, mini Christmas trees, cute reindeer, pinecones, among other ideas.

What can I use as a cloche?

Besides glass cloches, you can use any glass or plastic containers that are clear, mason jars, domes, canisters or anything similar that is clear glass.

What is a cloche dome?

Also, called Bell jars, a cloche – “klōsh” – is a glass domed cover used to protect plants from frost. The word itself is actually French for “bell”, which makes sense given the shape! Back in France, they used these as miniature greenhouses, and outdoor gardeners today may still use them to protect more fragile plants from the cold.

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DIY Winter Scene Diy Christmas Cloche Centerpiece

Camila Rojas
This super cute Winter Scene Diy Christmas Cloche Centerpiece is crazy easy to make, perfect for a night craft, and even involves kids in the activity.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Drying time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course DIY & Craft
Cuisine Christmas craft, christmas project
Servings 1 Centerpiece

Equipment

  • scissors
  • Pencil

Ingredients
  

  • A piece of white cardstock about the size of your dome
  • Faux snow.
  • A small house – I used one from my Christmas Village Tutorial but any house will do.
  • Bottle Brush Trees
  • Metallic light strings.
  • White glue
  • Cloche Glass Dome
  • Greenery stems
  • Berries stems
  • A wooden tray.

Instructions
 

STEP 1: PREP WORK

  • Firstly, gather all your supplies, clean your glass dome, and make your paper house (if you decide to go for it).
  • The paper house can be found as a cut file to download on my Christmas Village post here if you want to download it and also the full tutorial on how to assemble it. You can also print it out and cut it with a cuter.

STEP2: CREATE THE BASE FOR THE CLOCHE

  • Now, get your white cardstock and draw the contour of your dome.
  • You need to cut a couple of millimeters towards the center instead of along the line you draw. This is so it fits inside the dome.

STEP 3: SNOW YOUR BASE

  • Then apply generously your glue and spread it all over your circle. I used my finger since I love to get my hands dirty LOL. You can use a foam brush if you prefer.
  • This is the messy part. Be very gentle or get your whole house full of faux snow LOL. Pour slowly your faux snow over the glue. Cover everything and add some more.
  • Very gently and slowly give small taps to press down the faux snow.
  • Set it aside and let dry completely.

STEP 4: START CREATING YOUR CLOCHE SCENE

  • Once dry, place your snowy circle on your dome base as centered as possible.
  • Then style your elements as you like. I started with the trees and then the house.

STEP 5: ADD YOUR LIGHT STRING

  • Ok, now here comes the very tricky part (at least for me LOL). The light string!
  • I started by the tip (first light bulb/led) since the wire is metallic I bent it so it could go under the paper house.
  • Then I started shaping it going around the house and trees until I got only the last string of wire and the battery switch.
  • The tricky part is that since the wire is metallic as it moves, it drops things until you get it right. LOL, I did it like 3 times before I got it right.

STEP 6: PUT THE DOME BACK IN PLACE

  • When you get your light string in place, it’s time to put in place your glass dome. Do it very carefully as it might touch the string and might move things.
  • You are done with the cloche!
  • Turn the light on and off and see the magic!!!

STEP 7: PUT TOGETHER THE CENTERPIECE

  • The final step is to put some greenery stems around the border of your wooden tray leaving empty the center so you can put your Christmas cloche There. If your greenery is like mine (very fluffy, use small wood blocks, books or boxes to rise your dome a little bit.)
  • Then just to add a little pop of color insert a few berries stems among the greenery and your centerpiece is complete.
  • I put my Winter Scene Christmas Cloche Centerpiece on my coffee table and placed a candle on each side.
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