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So last week I showed you the journals I made to give as gifts, but these were really only secondary to the vintage jewelry bookmarks I had already made. The idea came from CountryLiving (their picture below), and when I finished the bookmarks I decided I needed something to put them IN to make sure people would know what in the world they were! You never know, right?
If you don’t have a bead shop in your area or a good fabric/craft store you can click on the CL link to view sources for materials. Then follow along with my tutorial below:
I began with 10″ pieces of crushed velvet ribbon but any type of ribbon, or even lace, will do.
Then just twist the ring back in place.
But here are a few shots of the bookmarks I made with beading materials from my local Michael’s store (on sale after Christmas by the way). I think they are also very pretty and quite vintage-looking. They just aren’t quite as special as the “real thing”.
Linking up with:
Here is another outdoor cloche idea from ClassicChicHome. What a wonderful way to light the path to your front door.
I was really drawn to these cloches because of their wintry white, coastal feel.
I think wire cloches are interesting and I love this one from Courtney at HoneycombCreativeCo. Head over to her blog for more pictures of her lovely Christmas decor, all done in silver and white.
For more bling, look at this gold tinsel cloche on a silver stand from Marianne at Songbird. Her site is filled with pictures of her very vintage Christmas.
The cutest cloche I’ve ever seen is at RhonnaDesigns. Pay a visit to her blog to see more of these glitter houses and a tutorial on how to create your own.
Take a look at this Santa under glass at Pat’s BackPorchMusings blog. I think he is just darling! While you’re there take a peek at even more of her lakeside cottage decor.
This little cloche delighted me and the directions for putting it together can be found at VintageStreetMarket. This website is filled with lovely vintage papers for wrapping or scrap booking and is a nice place to revel in a bit of nostalgia.
Can you believe how beautiful this cloche filled with pastel ornaments is? This display was put together by TheAtticGirls. They sell “modern vintage” items on Coronado Island in California. Road trip anyone?
I couldn’t do this post without including a picture of this beautiful Nativity cloche since that is our reason to celebrate Christmas.
And finally, I’ll share my very simple Christmas cloche with you. My mom was a proud Finnish lady, so it was a delight to receive this little guy to add to my Santa collection. Here he is, frolicking in his dome-covered woods of Finland!
In this week leading up to Christmas, I hope you enjoyed taking a look at the many ways people use cloches in their Christmas displays. I know it is a busy week but remember to take some time to