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!

Ellie






11 comments:

  1. Wow! How brilliant of you! It looks fabulous! ~Zuni

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  2. Wonderful idea ... I have been buying those wire mesh baskets at Thrift stores, some bent and now I know how to shape the top for a cloche. Thanks for the idea. Yours look fantastic.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.

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  3. Glad you like, Audrey! I can't always find them, so it's a good idea to snatch them up when you can. They look even cuter with the dents.

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  4. Great idea! I have been wanting a glass cloche but the wire one is fabulous too!

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  5. Hi, love your project and wonted to follow you in Google, but ..Why it's restricted and for how long, do you know?
    Hugs, Marinela

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    1. I do not know, Martinel. Google changed things a while back. You can also follow me on Facebook as I link all of my posts there.

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  6. Ellie...I was inspired by your idea and made a cloche/light out of my old beat-up wire trash can and gave you a link-back. I published a post today on Knick of Time and Coastal Charm. I tried to email to ask permission, but did not see your address. Hope that was okay. Come take a look if you wish.
    Audrey Z. @Timeless Treasures

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I LOVE your ideas and comments. Thanks for taking the time :)