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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

February 17, 2010

Make a Cottage/Garden style Cloche

Have you all seen one of these?

A garden wired cloche? I've seen a couple in farmer hubby's magazines....usually covering plants!
I took (snuck) some chicken wire (from the chicken pen) and cut it with my handy dandy wire cutters. Snuck some 18 gauge wire (from hubby~barn) and started cutting it.
I made some wire bobbie pins to wire the cloche closed.
After I shaped it into a round cloche I smooshed the top of the wires closed so they would meet each other at the top. Then I would close it and put a finial on top.

I had decided a while ago that I wanted to make something with chicken wire...and I had also wanted to make a cloche. I see so many creative ideas out there and wanted to try this project.

Once the cloches were closed and rounded at the top I spray painted little terra cotta pots to attach to the top.
I had enough chicken wire to make three....all different heights. This was very fun and addicting. Of course hubby wasn't too impressed, but he did recognize what they were.

Tomorrow I am joining the Winter Cloche party and I will show all that I did with these and other Cloches I had around the house! Come back soon for a visit!
Today I'm playing along with:

and Leigh @


Anonymous said...

How cute are those! I love em!

Tausha said...

I love it! I have seen them around, but I never knew how to make them. Now I do! YEa! Thanks so much! I have a whole roll of chicken wire in my shed. It is just begging to be transformed! If you get a minute, please stop by and say Hello! BTW-you and your daughter are Beautiful!

Simple Home said...

What a wonderful idea. I hadn't seen these, but I love the idea. With two 9 yo boys running around, I'm still a little careful of the crystal I put out. This is a safer, and very pretty alternative.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love them!!! Now I want to make some. Bought I will have to buy the chicken wire. You did a great job.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Hoe cute are these???? VERY! Congrats!!!

cherry said...

OHHH I hope I can try this! I have seen these in fancy mags so cottage cute! You made me smile today....NO pouting from me!

Linda said...

Ok, now that is creative! What a great job!

I love cloches of any kind!

Laura said...

What an amazing project.I am so glad I found your blog this morning while drinking my coffee.
I will be back!

Laura @White Spray Paint

Unknown said...

Beautiful! What a smart idea!!!

At Home With Amy said...

You are very clever and creative Debbie and I'm pretty sure your hubby won't mind you borrowing his chicken wire either.

Tardevil said...

I think they turned out great. My husband would have NO CLUE what they are, so at least your's got that going for him. I would love to make one, but it would probably cost me a trip to the ER, so I'll just have to enjoy yours.

Darlene said...

Hi Debbie,

I have seen those in several magazines lately. You did a GREAT job making yours with the wire and chicken wire. LOVE them!!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh my gosh girl... you know I am loving those!!!! How sweet! I would love to come to your house but I would be afraid I would need to have a U-Haul when I left and you would need the law..ha! I think I would have to help myself to some of your critters and they would need their water bowls...you know.. hehe! Enjoy your day!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I love the look of the wire cloche...I don't have any chicken wire in the "barn"! Love how you put the little pots as the finials!

Kim said...

Hi Debbie. It's so great to meet you. I love your cloche creation - so cute. How nice that you live on a farm! Stop by and enter my giveaway if you have a chance!

Angie Holden said...

Oh so creative!! Thanks for the idea!! I am "cloche"ing today too but with glass.

Kansas Amy said...

Those are great, I've never seen one. Thank you for sharing! Stop by to say hello sometime!

Elder Esplin In Oaxaca said...

HOW COOL! These would be perfect on MY table too. Thanks for sharing!

Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

Anonymous said...

Oh, Debbie! You're truly the smartest one! I have a chicken wire cloche and yours is just as pretty! Oh, you're so good! I love it!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

I love these! I am writing chicken wire on my "grocery" list!! How did you get the finials on(what did you use to stick them)? Found you from The Shabby Chic Cottage and can't wait to read more!!!

:) Michelle

Diann said...

so adorable!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Really cute! I love those chicken wire cloches!


Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Yours turned out cute as can be!
Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week!
Tales from Bloggeritaville

K-Sue said...

Thank you for sharing this - what a great project!. How does Hubby feel about his 18-gauge wire being turned into "bobby pins"?

Sandra said...

Oh what a great idea! I love'em! I have no cloches and might have to make my own. lol Thank you for sharing!