Wire Plant Cloche Tutorial

I love plants! I have always loved coming up with different ways to display them. I have seen these types of cloches around but they always have a bigger price tag on them than I am willing to pay. So I thought, why not try to make one???

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It was simple and with the plant it was less than $15.00 to make. Here is how I did it:

I used a $1 pie pan, wire, a candle stick, epoxy, needle nosed pliers, wire cutters, spray paint, and a big wooden bead.

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I spray painted the pan and the candlestick holder before gluing them but you could glue them first if you want. I used Rustoluem’s Painter’s Touch X2 in Expresso. The candlestick is from IKEA.

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Using the inside of the pie pan as a guide, I made a circle out of the wire.

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I was worried about the strength of the circle so I wrapped another wire around it. It helped it be stronger and I liked the look if it better (not that you will really see it).

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I cut about 8 pieces of wire that were about 2 feet long. I straightened then out as best I could. The I bent the end of one of the 2 foot pieces around the circle. The needle nosed pliers really helped with this part.

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The I took the other end and wrapped it around the circle on the opposite side. This crates the dome. I did this with all 8 or so.

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Don’t worry when it looks like a hot mess.  :)

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Cut a small piece of wire to tie the top together with. This will help hold it still so you can play around with it to get the shape you want.

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Just keep bending a little here and a little there until it is the right shape. Then I used epoxy on the bead that I had spray painted and added it to the top.

And there you have it! I was really easy and didn’t take much time at all. I can’t wait to add it to my office! This will go on one of the shelves I built the other day.

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Comments

  1. says

    Oh my, once again this is so clever…seriously I am totally impressed. I love it and you did an awesome job! I love it when someone see’s something they want and decides to take a stab at it for themselves:)

  2. says

    I just had to stop by your blog when I saw the name of it on someone else’s sidebar. “Not JUST a Housewife.” That is a GREAT name!!!!!!! I just had to tell you that. The wire cloche is pretty cool. You have some really wonderful ideas! Congratulations on a terrific blog!

  3. says

    I love this, Stacy. It is awesome & something I will definitely be copying. I’m rushing to the “Pin It” right now! Thanks so much for sharing.
    :) CAS

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