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???
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.
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.
Using the inside of the pie pan as a guide, I made a circle out of the wire.
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).
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.
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.
Don't worry when it looks like a hot mess. :)
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.
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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