Thursday, March 13, 2014
Fast, Fun, & Fabulous - Wire Cloche
Have you seen these Frenchy wire cloches that are so cute for decorating, especially for spring? Wow, I thought I might like to have one until I looked at the price. Ouch!!!
So........how would you like to make one
for a little over a buck?
I took my favorite crafting medium from the Dollar Tree, a little wire waste basket, and cut the bottom completely off of it. Then I shaped and molded until it had a nice cloche shape. Finally, I glued a bathroom knob hook to the top. I picked this set up at a garage sale for next to nothing.
Isn't it adorable?
For a $52.50 savings - I'll take mine any day.
(There is not a hook hanging down inside - that is the S from the weather vane behind it)
I found that by using a table top and pressing my hand against the inside of the basket - it helped with the molding. I shaped a second cloche by forming it around a glass cloche I already had. I liked the glass cloche method the best, but perhaps not everyone has one to use as a form.
Thanks for stopping by the Tub!