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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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:)
ok now that is just cool!!
I have a black thumb so I could put a cactus in there or something else that's cute. Thanks for the tutorial!
Thanks so much for hosting. I am really loving your blog and all of the great ideas and inspirations!
You rock!! Nice!
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!
This is perty darn AWESOME!
how cool Stacey! :)
Oh my goodness that is absolutely positively FANTABULOUS!!!!!!!!
So so clever and adorable!
Love the way it came out. I am going to try this too. Thanks for sharing.
LOVE! you never cease to amaze me!
I'm with you on the prices of cloches, outrageous! Love your creative alternative.
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.
I LOVE this!! I totally want to try it! Where did you get the wire from? Home Depot right?:) This is such a good idea!
Of course at Home Depot ;) It was between $3 and $4.
I was so surprised to see how you made the pedestal because it looked meant to be together. What a great idea!
Excellent! I'll have to make me one, thanks for the tut.
Leslie, the Home Maker