Saturday, May 12, 2012

Wired Garden Cloche

I am sure many of you have seen the wire cloches that are so popular now.  I have had one for a couple of years that I put over a large pot and I use it like a terrarium cover.  I love the look of the wire with my plants, but the sizes are never very large when I find them.  So I decided to make my own with a wire lampshade form I have had knocking around here for a while. 
 I used 1/2 inch poultry wire and cut the piece to fit all the way around the form.  Then I cut a circle to clamp over the top.  I purchased an inexpensive finial and used a bolt to attach it up through the shade.
 Then I sprayed it with gray primer paint.  When that was dry, I took a small paint brush and some ivory paint and dry brushed the ivory to spot lighten the cloche.
 Here I have it sitting over a pot of ivy with a cherub.
 This was a pretty good sized shade so it made a nice size cloche.  You can cut the poultry wire with wire cutters and then clamp it down with long needle nose pliers.
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NanaDiana said...

Very, very cute, Maggie! Hope you have a wonderful day- xo Diana

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fabulous. I love it. Hugs, Marty

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

This is very cute! I bought several lampshades, empty like yours, and now I know why. It's a terrific idea!!

Bliss said...

Cute, and when you want you can put it on a lamp too. Versatile.


Gail said...

Oh Maggie, I love this! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration...I'm definitely going to give this a try.

Michele said...

You are so clever to figure out how to do that! It turned out great.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

I've got a bunch of lamp shades forms. I should do this with a few of them. Nice idea!

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com said...

Lovely cloak!
Thank you for linking it up at our link party: As always, I love your ideas, and look forward what you'll bring us this week, as a brand new party will open today!