Upcycled Old Garden Fencing Cloche How To

Lora Bloomquist
by Lora Bloomquist
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Ever ask, “What can I make with old fencing?”. This upcycled old garden fencing cloche how-to will motivate you to pick up that old metal fence edging the next time you’re treasure hunting!


We used the vintage wire fencing that is more of an edging. It’s about 18″. You can make your cloche whatever size you want. Ours had 10 ends.

Bend your fencing into the diameter you desire. We used one of my footed garden containers as the guide.

Cut away extra fencing except for one overlapping pattern. Cut away vertical pieces so you only have a one layered design. It should look like a continuous pattern, without a double.

Wrap bottom horizontal wires around vertical to attach.

Cut away top horizontal wire on either side of each vertical.

Bend and shape to get a fairly round circle.

With scallop size down, bend each end in a gradual arc to middle.Think about an old vintage birdcage.

To attach all those ends together, sandwich them in a grouping of washers with a double ended rod and nuts. Tighten. We used 2 large, thicker washers and 2 more graduated ones on either side.

To finish off the top, use E6000 to glue an old circular door plate, so it covers washers.

Then glue an old doorknob to the top of the rod. Let dry overnight.

Enjoy decorating with your vintage cloche indoors, or out! I’m so excited about this new, upcycled cloche! Think we’ll definitely be making more of these. Once you get the hang of it, they’re quite easy.

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