The French developed the glass cloche, or bell jar, of solid glass shaped like a dome. It’s purpose was to protect garden plants from cold and frost. So, what’s the purpose of a wire cloche?
Why, whatever you want it to be !
For this project you’ll need:
- chicken wire 12″ in height
- wire snippers
- needle nose pliers
I found a whole roll of chicken wire at a yard sale for just 25 cents….. amazing what you find at yard sales…anyway….you need a piece approx. 22″ long.
When you cut the wire you’ll end up with these ends that you just wrap around the other end to join. Start by making a tube shape & then work on shaping the top, which can be tricky. Some of the wire will have to be cut away to get that shape. Just keep working it & crimping the wires so none are sticking out & soon you’ll have a wire cloche. It’ll end up perfectly imperfect!
Add a knob with a washer to hold it in place, spray paint if you like and there you have it.
Perfect for a seasonal display of mini pumpkins, ornaments, a special cupcake for your valentine or just about anything.