As much as I love the glass cloches, I haven’t found one I like in my budget. Therefore I made a rustic one that will do the trick.
Farm Fencing Cloche
Cloches are so versatile. They are also fun and easy to change up.
I used the sturdier chicken/farm wire from the Tractor store because that was what we had on hand. The classic chicken wire would be much easier to use because it’s not as thick and would be easier to cut. That being said this still wasn’t a difficult project. As long as your snips are sharp and you wear gloves it’s very doable.
I used a large glass jug and measured the circumference of the jug.
I then cut the piece of chicken wire to size.
I wrapped the wire around the jug. This is when you want to put on gloves.
I joined the two open ends by wrapping the wires from one side around the other using needle nose pliers.
At this point you need to make several cuts around the circumference as shown above. This is so you can fold your pieces down to make the dome top.
Fold down two pieces and connect them as you did with your original two sides. Continue folding down the pieces and connect them until you a have your dome formed. As I said earlier regular chicken wire might work better as I had to bend and mold a little with this step.
I connected a curtain hook to the top using floral wire.
I spray painted the piece white.
When the white paint was dry, I dabbed brown paint randomly to give it an aged look.
And that’s it!! Hope you enjoyed this little DIY!!