Homemade Wire Cloche

Do you agree that anything looks better under a cloche? Well I think so, that’s why I want a cloche so badly.

I have been at the look out for one ever since I started thrifting, no luck so far, not even in the ‘this can be turned into a cloche’ department.

Wire Cloche5

So I decided to take matters into my own hand. Remember that Chicken wire project I did last summer? Well I had a whole roll of that stuff left over, and somewhere in the back of my brain I had this idea that I saw at Raised in Cotton a long time ago and it inspired me to make one myself.

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It is an easy and quick project. I used a vase to help me roll the wire in a tube. I cut the top part in pieces so that I could fold it inwards to form the dome. Pinched all the lose ends together and with a wire cutter cut away the excess. That’s it.

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Because I am into white right now, I lightly spray painted it white. But I can imagine it looking good in black too. Or using rusted wire for a shabby look (I have some wire laying in my garden right now, but who knew that it is so hard to get that stuff to rust properly).

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Those are paperwhite daffodils, and they smell so good!   I am so going to plant these in my garden to enjoy a second time next year.

Wire Cloche3

Oh, are you tired of my white cupboard yet? I hope not, because it is still my favorite vignette-playing spot in the house. It photographs so well and anything looks good on that cupboard. Especially under a cloche…

And if you love cloches just as much as I do. Check out the Cloche party at Marty’s lovely blog A Stroll through Life. This Friday it is the place where cloche lovers unite.

 

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  1. Pat@BPM says

    It's a wonderful cloche, Marianne. I like your cupboard, too.

    I started buying cloches about 7 years ago. It's taken that long to find all the ones, I have. I seem to find them in all sorts of venues

    Mary Carol Garrity's shop, Nell Hill's, has a couple of neat cloches right now, with birds on top. I don't know if she ships internationally.

    Her site is:

    http://www.nellhills.com

    She has authored several beautiful decorating books. I've toured her home a few times and met her. She's a lovely lady.

  2. Pat@BPM says

    It's a wonderful cloche, Marianne. I like your cupboard, too.

    I started buying cloches about 7 years ago. It's taken that long to find all the ones, I have. I seem to find them in all sorts of venues

    Mary Carol Garrity's shop, Nell Hill's, has a couple of neat cloches right now, with birds on top. I don't know if she ships internationally.

    Her site is:

    http://www.nellhills.com

    She has authored several beautiful decorating books. I've toured her home a few times and met her. She's a lovely lady.

  3. Blondie's Journal says

    What a lovely idea, Marianne. I really like the cloche over the paperwhites, it looks so natural (and I love your white cupboard…I have a little chippy table that I photograph everything on, too!

    I have a hard time finding cloches, too. Or if I do, they are very expensive. I want to tell you that there is a Cloche Party tomorrow given by Marty at a Stroll Through Life. You can find her websire on my sidebar. Showing you cloche would be a big hit. Let me know if you have a problem finding her site.

    xoxo
    Jane

  4. Blondie's Journal says

    What a lovely idea, Marianne. I really like the cloche over the paperwhites, it looks so natural (and I love your white cupboard…I have a little chippy table that I photograph everything on, too!

    I have a hard time finding cloches, too. Or if I do, they are very expensive. I want to tell you that there is a Cloche Party tomorrow given by Marty at a Stroll Through Life. You can find her websire on my sidebar. Showing you cloche would be a big hit. Let me know if you have a problem finding her site.

    xoxo
    Jane

  5. The Swedish Room says

    Hi Marianne,
    What a great and beautiful idea, I love it. You have something better than a store bought cloche. Thanks for stopping by and the wonderful comment.
    The Swedish Room

  6. The Swedish Room says

    Hi Marianne,
    What a great and beautiful idea, I love it. You have something better than a store bought cloche. Thanks for stopping by and the wonderful comment.
    The Swedish Room

  7. Pam says

    What a great idea! It is a lovely, fresh take on the traditional cloche. I wouldn't be surprised if they start popping up all over Blogland now!

  8. Pam says

    What a great idea! It is a lovely, fresh take on the traditional cloche. I wouldn't be surprised if they start popping up all over Blogland now!

  9. Kim @ Everything Etsy says

    Beautiful! I am so looking forward to Spring, and I love the cloche idea. What pretty photos!

    Thanks for linking to the new party!

    ~Kim

  10. Kim @ Everything Etsy says

    Beautiful! I am so looking forward to Spring, and I love the cloche idea. What pretty photos!

    Thanks for linking to the new party!

    ~Kim

  11. LiLi M. says

    Toch ff wat tips: een kaasstolp kan een goede cloche zijn, ik heb er denk ik al een stuk of 5(!) gekocht bij de kringloop ed. Je hebt van die foeilelijke klokjes onder een….juist ja…voor 3 euro ben je helemaal gesteld en als laatste: er zijn nogal wat plantenstandaards en vazen die omgekeerd perfecte cloches opleveren voor onder de 2 euro heb ik er 3 gescoord van wel 30 à 40 cm. hoog. Misschien zijn ze op dit moment net iets te gewild, maar ik wilde je mijn tips toch niet onthouden! Succes!

  12. LiLi M. says

    Toch ff wat tips: een kaasstolp kan een goede cloche zijn, ik heb er denk ik al een stuk of 5(!) gekocht bij de kringloop ed. Je hebt van die foeilelijke klokjes onder een….juist ja…voor 3 euro ben je helemaal gesteld en als laatste: er zijn nogal wat plantenstandaards en vazen die omgekeerd perfecte cloches opleveren voor onder de 2 euro heb ik er 3 gescoord van wel 30 à 40 cm. hoog. Misschien zijn ze op dit moment net iets te gewild, maar ik wilde je mijn tips toch niet onthouden! Succes!

  13. Cozy Little House says

    Isn't that just the cutest thing! I love it, Marianne! And I could never get tired of seeing that table. (I only have one actual cloche myself. Just doing the other glass containers thing.)
    Brenda

  14. Cozy Little House says

    Isn't that just the cutest thing! I love it, Marianne! And I could never get tired of seeing that table. (I only have one actual cloche myself. Just doing the other glass containers thing.)
    Brenda

  15. Tracey says

    Oh Marianne it turned out wonderful!!! I just love it with the paperwhites underneath (love paperwhites)!!!!! Great job!

    And that white cabinet it fantastic too!

    :) T

  16. Tracey says

    Oh Marianne it turned out wonderful!!! I just love it with the paperwhites underneath (love paperwhites)!!!!! Great job!

    And that white cabinet it fantastic too!

    :) T

  17. Manuela@TPOH says

    So pretty! I had a hard time just finding a glass cloche four years ago! Now they're everywhere. But I rarely see wire ones. Paperwhites do smell beautiful!

    Manuela

  18. Manuela@TPOH says

    So pretty! I had a hard time just finding a glass cloche four years ago! Now they're everywhere. But I rarely see wire ones. Paperwhites do smell beautiful!

    Manuela

  19. Lisa says

    I've seen chicken wire cloche before but never in white. It is just lovely! Great job! All of your photos are so beautiful. I'm off to take a look at the rest of your blog.

  20. Lisa says

    I've seen chicken wire cloche before but never in white. It is just lovely! Great job! All of your photos are so beautiful. I'm off to take a look at the rest of your blog.

  21. Miss Marple says

    Oh, wat grappig! Nou van mij mag je lekker doorgaan hoor, met je witte kastje te dekoreren!
    Een heel fijn weekend – Irma

  22. Miss Marple says

    Oh, wat grappig! Nou van mij mag je lekker doorgaan hoor, met je witte kastje te dekoreren!
    Een heel fijn weekend – Irma

  23. Gail says

    What a great idea and it looks beautiful. I too had been on the lookout for cloches and lucky for me I was able to find two at our local thrift stores.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  24. Gail says

    What a great idea and it looks beautiful. I too had been on the lookout for cloches and lucky for me I was able to find two at our local thrift stores.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  25. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says

    I have just got to try to make one of these. I just love the look and it is so pretty with the flowers inside. I really love that pretty table too and it is so unique. the display inside is awesome. Thank you so much for joining the party, this is so much fun. Hugs, Marty

  26. marty (A Stroll Thru Life) says

    I have just got to try to make one of these. I just love the look and it is so pretty with the flowers inside. I really love that pretty table too and it is so unique. the display inside is awesome. Thank you so much for joining the party, this is so much fun. Hugs, Marty

  27. Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com says

    Good morning Sheila. You should come by for a visit. Hahaha….I did the same thing too! Great minds I guess. We see something and then have to try it! I loved this idea. I put a small finial on top of mine but it keeps toppling over and I know it will break soon. I love this! Great display. I have a favorite display place too and I wondered…."do people get tired of seeing this!" Hahahah….oh well. We only have one home…this isn't Martha Stewart where there are SEVERAL vignette display areas! Big smile.
    Have a blessed day.
    Debbie

  28. Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com says

    Good morning Sheila. You should come by for a visit. Hahaha….I did the same thing too! Great minds I guess. We see something and then have to try it! I loved this idea. I put a small finial on top of mine but it keeps toppling over and I know it will break soon. I love this! Great display. I have a favorite display place too and I wondered…."do people get tired of seeing this!" Hahahah….oh well. We only have one home…this isn't Martha Stewart where there are SEVERAL vignette display areas! Big smile.
    Have a blessed day.
    Debbie

  29. Grace (WhimsyLoft.Com) says

    Hi Marianne, thanks for visiting my blog. When i read this post, at first I didn't know what cloche was (haha!) but now i do. I like that everythings in the photos were white with candle lights :-)

  30. Grace (WhimsyLoft.Com) says

    Hi Marianne, thanks for visiting my blog. When i read this post, at first I didn't know what cloche was (haha!) but now i do. I like that everythings in the photos were white with candle lights :-)

  31. Coleen says

    Just found your blog…I love cloches,too….I jumped over to the cloche party link you gave,too (Thanks!) and I hope to do a blog post soon!

    Heart Hugs,
    Coleen

  32. Coleen says

    Just found your blog…I love cloches,too….I jumped over to the cloche party link you gave,too (Thanks!) and I hope to do a blog post soon!

    Heart Hugs,
    Coleen

  33. Crafty Girls Workshop says

    You have such a beautiful home! Neat idea for the cloche. Thanks for visiting Crafty Girls Workshop today and saying hi. I've added myself as a follower and will definately be back soon. Your blog is so pretty too!

    Anna

  34. Crafty Girls Workshop says

    You have such a beautiful home! Neat idea for the cloche. Thanks for visiting Crafty Girls Workshop today and saying hi. I've added myself as a follower and will definately be back soon. Your blog is so pretty too!

    Anna

  35. Ana says

    Hi Marianne,
    I'm so excited I came over…I've seen some fancy chicken wire cloches around and just love them. I too have some chicken wire left over from another project and I thought I could make my own…I really didn't now how I would do it, and here you are…Thanks for the inspiration. Can't wait to make mine. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

  36. Ana says

    Hi Marianne,
    I'm so excited I came over…I've seen some fancy chicken wire cloches around and just love them. I too have some chicken wire left over from another project and I thought I could make my own…I really didn't now how I would do it, and here you are…Thanks for the inspiration. Can't wait to make mine. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

  37. Carrie says

    Great design idea…looks great with your plant. I'd like one like that for my deck, come spring.
    Enjoy your weekend,
    Carrie

  38. Carrie says

    Great design idea…looks great with your plant. I'd like one like that for my deck, come spring.
    Enjoy your weekend,
    Carrie

  39. Mrs Twins says

    Thanks for popping over to the UK! I love your pretty blog, what a good idea, the chicken wire! fantastic, what a difference it makes too.
    Really enjoyed your post, thank you.
    Hugs and Love Suex

  40. Mrs Twins says

    Thanks for popping over to the UK! I love your pretty blog, what a good idea, the chicken wire! fantastic, what a difference it makes too.
    Really enjoyed your post, thank you.
    Hugs and Love Suex

  41. Sue (Someone's Mom) says

    Thanks for visiting me today! I love your wire cloche. I've been seeing them today and this may be an answer, at least until I find one with a little bird on top!
    This is my first time seeing your cabinet…I love it!

    Sue

  42. Sue (Someone's Mom) says

    Thanks for visiting me today! I love your wire cloche. I've been seeing them today and this may be an answer, at least until I find one with a little bird on top!
    This is my first time seeing your cabinet…I love it!

    Sue

  43. Natasha says

    What a beautiful cloche! You are very clever. I am only new to your site so I just love your pretty white table!

    Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comment. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

  44. Natasha says

    What a beautiful cloche! You are very clever. I am only new to your site so I just love your pretty white table!

    Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comment. I look forward to seeing you again soon.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

  45. sewcraftyfox says

    The cloche just makes the plant look extra special – some very simple made super-mysterious and elegant. So clever – love it! Jen x

  46. sewcraftyfox says

    The cloche just makes the plant look extra special – some very simple made super-mysterious and elegant. So clever – love it! Jen x

  47. this blessed nest says

    this is just yummy! the cleaverness of it all!!! brillant. said a girl who has a major crush on chicken wire.

    i just started a tumblr blog. just started on…your white suitcase table is on their & soon this will be. love what you create!

  48. this blessed nest says

    this is just yummy! the cleaverness of it all!!! brillant. said a girl who has a major crush on chicken wire.

    i just started a tumblr blog. just started on…your white suitcase table is on their & soon this will be. love what you create!

  49. Bonjade says

    Oh volgens mij ben ik een tijdje niet bij je geweest…..soms zie ik ook door de bomen het bos niet meer. Wat een mooie cloche heb je gemaakt zeg, echt knap gedaan.

    Je foto's in linnenlook zijn ook prachtig. Hoe maak je ze nu in de look? Met een speciaal progr.?

    Leuk trouwens dat je even bij me op visite was. Ik kon ze helemaal niet maar het zijn stoffenstempels zei je? En waar werden die voor gebruikt, weet je dat?
    Nu nu weer genoeg vragen. Wat een fans heb je trouwens zeg, super.
    Zoveel reactie hier maar nog meer volgers ……….
    Ik kom vaker bij je hoor.
    Fijn weekend

  50. Bonjade says

    Oh volgens mij ben ik een tijdje niet bij je geweest…..soms zie ik ook door de bomen het bos niet meer. Wat een mooie cloche heb je gemaakt zeg, echt knap gedaan.

    Je foto's in linnenlook zijn ook prachtig. Hoe maak je ze nu in de look? Met een speciaal progr.?

    Leuk trouwens dat je even bij me op visite was. Ik kon ze helemaal niet maar het zijn stoffenstempels zei je? En waar werden die voor gebruikt, weet je dat?
    Nu nu weer genoeg vragen. Wat een fans heb je trouwens zeg, super.
    Zoveel reactie hier maar nog meer volgers ……….
    Ik kom vaker bij je hoor.
    Fijn weekend

  51. Fröken Vit i Madickenhuset says

    Hi Marianne!

    Here comes a greeting from Sweden! :-)
    What a wonderful blog you have!
    Gorgeous pictures, really!

    If you want to visit my interiorblog you can choose a language, if you want to understand what I write.
    It would be an honor to have a visit from you! :-)

    Hugs from
    "Miss White in the Madickenhouse"

  52. Fröken Vit i Madickenhuset says

    Hi Marianne!

    Here comes a greeting from Sweden! :-)
    What a wonderful blog you have!
    Gorgeous pictures, really!

    If you want to visit my interiorblog you can choose a language, if you want to understand what I write.
    It would be an honor to have a visit from you! :-)

    Hugs from
    "Miss White in the Madickenhouse"

  53. Cindy says

    I so happy to see you lovely cloche, I cannot find them anywhere, so I have been wanting to make one after seeing a tutorial somewhere, don't know where, but I saved some chicken wire aside when we cleaned out our garage. Now I am waiting for warmer weather so I can go in there and find it. Yours looks very lovely! One question, are the holes in your chicken wire fairly small, I am wondering if maybe mine is too big. Thanks, Cindy S.

  54. Cindy says

    I so happy to see you lovely cloche, I cannot find them anywhere, so I have been wanting to make one after seeing a tutorial somewhere, don't know where, but I saved some chicken wire aside when we cleaned out our garage. Now I am waiting for warmer weather so I can go in there and find it. Yours looks very lovely! One question, are the holes in your chicken wire fairly small, I am wondering if maybe mine is too big. Thanks, Cindy S.

  55. One Cheap B*tch says

    This is a great option for those of us with nosey hands. I would feel safe leaving this out in my house with my two boys. The glass ones I have to keep up really, really high and then I don't get to enjoy them.

  56. One Cheap B*tch says

    This is a great option for those of us with nosey hands. I would feel safe leaving this out in my house with my two boys. The glass ones I have to keep up really, really high and then I don't get to enjoy them.

  57. Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern says

    I have to commend you on your great creativity! Your cloche looks great whether it's glass or chicken wire. In fact, I'd like one of these myself. Thanks for sharing.

  58. Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern says

    I have to commend you on your great creativity! Your cloche looks great whether it's glass or chicken wire. In fact, I'd like one of these myself. Thanks for sharing.

  59. Jeany says

    Hee Marianne, ik zit net eens alles goed bij je te bekijken en zie….. je woont in M'tricht? dan kan ik ook Nl schrijven denk ik? :))) Je hebt zo'n mooie side, en je dekoraties zijn geweldig, je zult dit wel als beroep doen denk ik? machtig mooi. kompliment. Enne, nog bedankt voor je kompliment. :) Liebe grüsse van Jeany

  60. Jeany says

    Hee Marianne, ik zit net eens alles goed bij je te bekijken en zie….. je woont in M'tricht? dan kan ik ook Nl schrijven denk ik? :))) Je hebt zo'n mooie side, en je dekoraties zijn geweldig, je zult dit wel als beroep doen denk ik? machtig mooi. kompliment. Enne, nog bedankt voor je kompliment. :) Liebe grüsse van Jeany

  61. Anonymous says

    hallo Marianne, schitterend idee die cloche van kippegaas, ga ik ook doen. En je witgeverfde koffer is ook prachtig geworden. Dat wordt dan dus mijn logeerkamertje.
    Doei, Ans

  62. Anonymous says

    hallo Marianne, schitterend idee die cloche van kippegaas, ga ik ook doen. En je witgeverfde koffer is ook prachtig geworden. Dat wordt dan dus mijn logeerkamertje.
    Doei, Ans