Step 1

Equestrian Cloche Centerpiece Materials

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Brian Patrick Flynn

Create a Grouping of Objects

While some free-standing objects look great, they can look cluttered or too big once placed inside of a cloche. Gather several objects, and then try them beneath the cloche top to see how their shapes, sheens and textures read beneath glass. A general rule of thumb: most objects will need roughly two inches of clearance all the way around to avoid looking cramped.

Step 2

Equestrian Cloche Centerpiece Platform

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Brian Patrick Flynn

Place Objects Inside of Cloche

Cloche tops and bottoms are specialty items and aren't routinely found through most major retailers. Excellent sources for cloches are antique stores, wholesale commercial display showrooms and craft stores. After the proper-size cloche is found, it's wise to always buy a second glass top in the event one breaks. Place objects inside of cloche to see what fits properly. Once the best object is decided on, place it in the center of the cloche base.

Step 3

Add Texture to the Equestrian Cloche Platform

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Brian Patrick Flynn

Add Texture to Base

Remove floral moss from packaging, then place along surface of cloche base, filling the area around the chosen object. This will create a ground cover for the centerpiece which introduces texture and color.

Step 4

Place the Glass Dome atop the Cloche

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Brian Patrick Flynn

Perfect Fit

Make sure the moss fits 1/8 inch smaller in diameter than the actual glass cloche cover to ensure it sits perfectly straight.

Step 5

Equestrian Cloche Centerpiece

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Brian Patrick Flynn

Add Decor

Place in center of table, and then add decorative items outside of the cloche to create a vignette.