DIY: 4 Easy Steps to Create a Dried Flower Cloche
We cant get enough of dried flower cloches at the moment, there is just something about an assortment of dried
blooms placed under glass that adds charm and whimsy to any decor. They
make the perfect alternative for a party centre piece paired with some
beautiful candles or are the ultimate accessory that can added to a coffee
table or shelf. The added bonus is that they require absolutely zero
maintenance, they just sit there looking all pretty in your home without
Yes, there are lots of lovely
ready-made cloches out there to purchase, however, why not make something
unique to you? This DIY really doesn't require a lot of material, which is
great for budget! It also takes less than an hour to complete so if you are
wanting to make something different for your loved ones this Christmas our Dried
Flower Cloche is the perfect gift which will last the test of time.
You don't need a lot of dried
flowers so you could easily purchase one of our Dried Flower Bouquets to get a good variety
and then have enough left over for a flower arrangement display as well as the
cloche. Or you may want to select a few of our dried flower bunches in order to
work with the colour scheme you have in mind.
How to make
your own Dried Flower Cloche
Prepare the Clay
Take your clay and roll it out
to make a thick base to sit on top of your cloche base. If you purchase the
same Cloche as us, we would suggest you take the rolled clay and press it down
on the wooden base so you get the inner imprint (as per the image below). With
your scissors trim off the excess clay around the circle created and place in
the centre of the cloche base.
2: Add your flowers
Now that your base is ready, start adding your
tallest dried flower pieces, trimming the ends of the stems as needed and press
them gently into the clay. We found this part really easy and so enjoyable as
you can arrange the flowers whatever way you like, there is no set rules.
To create depth and visual interest continue to
add stems of varying heights, colours and textures.
Top Tip: To ensure your stems aren't too tall for the dimensions of the
cloche place your tallest stem into the clay when you first start and slide the
glass on tops to ensure it fits. You can then use this as a guideline going
forward. What you want to avoid is putting your display together and then realising
at the end that that glass won't sit properly on top as your stems are too
Step 3: Fill
in the gaps
on the areas with gaps and fill them with shorter stems and larger flowers
around the bottom of your arrangement to
fill the base out more. As you are using clay, it's really easy to move things
around which means you can play around with the arrangement until you're happy
We placed shorter stems of statice at the front and also rhodante as their flower
heads are a lot bigger, making them the perfect gap filler.
Step 4: Leave
the clay to harden
Once you are happy with your floral display
leave the clay to harden. When the clay has hardened carefully slide your
cloche over your display, tucking in any stray stems as you go and voila you're done!
is the difficult part do you keep your gorgeous little masterpiece for yourself
or gift it? We will not judge if you decide to keep it for yourself - we couldn't
part with ours.
Cloche Colour Palette
We opted to go with bright, cheery, and colourful
blooms (trying to hold on to summer that little bit longer!) as they complimented
the colour scheme of the room and shelve that the cloche has been situated. However,
you do not need to stick with these colours, below you will find some colour
Keep it Neutral
neutral palette will mean you can move the cloche from room to room as it works
with all colour schemes. For the perfect neutral
palette of botanicals select our Wheat, Lagurus, Icing Sugar Delphiniums and
Add tall stems of the Wheat and Lagurus to the centre
of the arrangement to give you an outline of the overall shape and then cut the
Delphiniums and Gysophilia short to create volume in the centre.
autumn is just around the corner, we thought it was only right to include this palette. We instantly think warm greens, golden yellows and lots of orangey
reds. To create this colour palette we would choose our Orange Helichrysum
, Green Nigella Orientalis Bunch
and Natural Linum
give your Cloche that extra wow factor you could use decorative moss
the base, press this around the clay first before you start to add your stems.
The good thing about using the moss is that there will be no gaps to fill
around the bottom of the base and it will look fantastic paired with the
The options are endless, when it comes to the
colours and styles for this little DIY! We hope you enjoy and if you do decide to
have a go make sure to keep us posted by tagging us on social media or send us
some updates via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love the SP team