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Chicken Wire Cloche

Back in November I decided I wanted a cloche. Not only did I want a cloche, but I wanted one that had character, wasn't too expensive, and could be made. While doing another project with chicken wire, the wheels in my brain started turning and I cut a piece out and in about 5-10 minutes (tops), came up with this:

At the time I didn't really know what I was going to do with it, I had just seen the things people were doing with it and wanted one of my own. It sat around for quite awhile in my garage until last month when I went to a church rummage sale and found this:

Well, I have to confess, it didn't look like this yet, it was actually really smooth and a shiny wood stain. I thought I'd taken a before picture, but I must have forgotten with all the projects I've had going on. I picked it up (for 10 cents, nice deal huh?!) thinking it looked the perfect size and for a dime I was at no real loss, brought it home and tried it out. It fit perfectly. YAY!
                                    So I gave them both my rusting remedy (details in a future post)
Added a knob spray painted wooden knob (that looks lame in the pix, what gives?!)

And set it on my new fireplace mantel 

                                           which I will be sharing soon, so Stick around!


  1. How clever! I have always loved the look of glass cloches but glass and my kiddo's don't seem to get along just yet. This is a great, fun, and unique solution. Great job! Pin'd =) Marcy @ day2day SuperMom

  2. This is awesome! I love making things with chicken wire ~ it's so homey! Your project is just beautiful. I'm visiting today from Shabby Creek Cottage. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I'd love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
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  3. That's really a cute idea! I love how it turned out! Saw you at Chic on a Shoestring :D

  4. Lovely and cool. Thanks for sharing on our BeBetsy Link and Hop!
    Hope to see more of your wonderful creativity!
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  5. Michele
    I wanted to let you know that I'm featuring this on VMG206 ~ Brag About It Tuesday's Linky Party tomorrow! So, stop by and grab a Feature Button. Also, I have pinned your project to my Brag About It Features Pinterest Board. I can't wait to see what you've been working on this week!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
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  6. That turned out great, Michele! This is the perfect way to make a cloche to fit a base you already have, too.

  7. love it. been gonna make one for several years, but keep forgetting to do it.
    you inspire me. maybe I will get one done now....well, soon anyway.
    enjoying your pic pages. =)



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