Create a Warm Holiday Display Using Glass Cloches and Lights

Glass cloche with lights display
credit: Lucy Akins

Creating a beautiful glow within your home during the holiday season does not have to take a lot of work and effort. By simply inserting mini lights into groups of glass cloches, you can design a stunning and warm display. This would look gorgeous on a mantel, bookshelf, or sideboard.

Things You'll Need

  • Christmas bulbs (optional)

Step 1

Place the mini lights inside each cloche. There's no set way to do this, but try to have some of the lights extending towards the top of the cloche.

Mini lights inside cloches
credit: Lucy Akins

Step 2

Arrange the glass cloches along a mantel or bookcase, making sure you alternate the heights of cloches.

Tip: If needed, use books under some of the cloches in order to create various heights.

Display of glass cloche on mantel
credit: Lucy Akins

Step 3

For more interest, or to hide the battery packs, you can place Christmas bulbs inside the cloches as well.

Christmas lights inside cloche
credit: Lucy Akins

If you don't have any cloches, you can also achieve the same effect by using jars or glass vases.

Glass vase with Christmas bulbs
credit: Lucy Akins
Glass cloche and light display
credit: Lucy Akins

Lucy Akins

Lucy Akins

Lucy Akins is an artist, photographer, blogger, and speaker living in Toronto, Ontario. Her work has been published in several magazines, including: Cottages and Bungalows, American Farmlife Style, National Geographic Kids, Better Homes and Gardens, and more. Lucy enjoys sharing her passion for watercolor, decorating and creating as she believes there is an artist in all of us. When not creating, Lucy can be found enjoying time with her husband, their three children and their energetic Aussie pup, Brody.