Farm Fencing Cloche

2 Materials
1 Hour

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.

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!!

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  • Patty Moore Patty Moore on Mar 07, 2021

    Excellent tutorial! Dumb question: You don’t actually use the glass jug? Use as a form?

  • Robin Robin on Mar 07, 2021

    Am I missing something, but the bottom literally falls off this project which only creates the wire frame. Um, what about the base?

  • Kit Kat Kit Kat on Mar 07, 2021

    what is it's purpose?


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  • Susan S Susan S on Mar 18, 2021

    I think it's very cool and different.

  • Jorja Jorja on Apr 05, 2021

    People should look up cloche before responding to something they know nothing about. Funny.... "what is the purpose just to put stuff inside" cracked me up. This is a great way to make a more budget friendly cloche. Thank you!!