Hi there! It’s Katie from View From The Fridge back today with another DIY project … a DIY Chicken Wire Cloche!
I’d have to say … Chicken wire is becoming the new black. Or, more like … the new ‘chalkboard’ of crafting materials. It has even made a debut at Michael’s. I’m pretty sure the people purchasing it from the craft store are not bringing it home to contain their chickens.
I did buy my chicken wire from the Home Improvement store, however (I feel like this ups my credibility). My husband was again thoroughly confused by what I was up to (this is not new … he is often perplexed by my ‘projects’). I’m pretty sure he’s still confused by my cloche, though. He asked me why the plants were ‘in jail’. Someone explain to him that things just look much more important when you put a cloche over them!!
Okay … I realize this cloche is PURELY decorative and is completely useless. But it is pretty, huh?
Want to make one? Here’s how ..
- Chicken wire (a.k.a. Hex Netting).
- A fancy broach (or a cheap one on clearance at Michael’s).
- NOT a scissors (see result of trying to use one above).
- Instead, you’ll need a wire cutter
- Metal ring. They sell these at the craft stores near the jewelry making stuff (not entirely sure what people usually buy these for).
And here’s how it all goes down:
- Cut a rectangle out of chicken wire. Mine was about 15″ tall x 24″ (your second dimension should be equal to the circumference of your ring . On one of the ends (one of the sides that matches the circumference of the ring), wrap bare ends of wire around ring
- On the other side, fold in the ends to form a dome.
- Trim ends at the top ‘dome’.
- Apply a large dollop of hot glue to back of broach.
- Stick broach onto top of cloche. Flip and apply more glue underneath broach.
- That’s it! Put a plant inside (or … ‘in jail’ as my hubby says).
That’s it! What do you think … do my flowers and plants look like they’re ‘in jail’? Ha! Make one … or five! Oh, and I recommend gloves (they’ll help prevent your hands from taking a beating!!).
Thanks for having me here! I’ll be back next month, but stop over and say ‘hello’ if you have a minute!