Welcome to our first Pinterest Challenge in 2022! I must give a shout-out to Cindy, the girl who finds our monthly Pinterest challenges. Please visit Cindy’s blog. If you are stopping by from Michelle’s amazing blog welcome to Everyday Edits. My name is Laura and I live in Colorado! I can’t wait to share my Valentine Cloche.
This month’s challenge comes from Crafting While I Wait. She went with a vintage them with her vintage-inspired cloche.
The main elements of her Valentine theme cloche included:
- vintage cards
- wood spools
- wood buttons
Here’s the deal I own very few vintage items and I can barely sew a button let alone have a collection of them.
Three years ago I did not know a glass jar with a base was called a cloche.
I know right. It is amazing I was accepted into this amazing group of women who inspire me daily.
So I am ahead of the game this year with my Valentine cloche.
My first attempt at my Valentine cloche included shiny heart garland. It was more 4th of July meets Valentine’s Day.
A little too much sparkle and glitz for winter.
Over the weekend I decided it was too much and went back to the original Pinterest image.
That’s what I love about Pinterest Challenges they often take me out of my comfort or creative zone.
So I circled back to the original image. And this is what I did:
HOW TO MAKE A VALENTINE CLOCHE IN MINUTES
- I used paper hearts and held them together with a wooden toothpick
- added pom snowballs to hold the Valentine card in place. The snowballs are a subtle reference to winter in February.
- I found these cute gingham pink hearts at Hobby Lobby and added them to my narrow cloche.
And then I just stuffed the cloche from the top down. There is something magical about a cloche when I stepped back and saw the results.
Please visit Amber with her amazing cloche challenge.
I would love if you pinned this image to inspire future crafters who didn’t know what a cloche was before this Pinterest Challenge. #wink