The French developed the glass cloche, or bell jar, of solid glass shaped like a dome. It’s purpose was to protect garden plants from cold and frost. So, what’s the purpose of a wire cloche? Why, whatever you want it to be !
To make a wire cloche, you need chicken wire 12″ in height, goggles, gloves, wire snippers & a needle nose pliers. I found a whole roll of chicken wire at a yard sale for just 25 cents….. amazing what you find at yard sales…anyway….you need a piece approx. 22″ long.
When you cut the wire you’ll end up with these ends that you just wrap around the other end to join. Start by making a tube shape & then work on the shaping the top, which can be tricky. Very hard to photograph but, below, I’ve connected the center top and am starting to shape the roundness. Some of the wire will have to be cut away to get that shape. Just keep working it & crimping the wires so none are sticking out & soon you’ll have a wire cloche. It’ll end up perfectly imperfect!
Attach a knob, you’ll need a washer to hold it in place, spray it any color & voila, there it is. I painted mine black but white would be great too. Perfect for a seasonal display of mini pumpkins, ornaments, a special cupcake for you valentine,
pictures of your sweet granbabies, an african violet, Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies, pretty pears, yellow lemons, birds nests…..use it to hang necklaces, earrings or a house for your pet rock…..
Put it on your desk or counter & clip on phone numbers , appt. dates, pictures of your sweetie and business cards or mementos. In the kitchen clip on recipes, shopping lists, coupons…..it’s uses are only limited by your imagination, however, I can’t recommend using it to pad your bra, strain macaroni or blow your nose!
GiveAway at Belle Ame
Belle Ame, beautiful soul, beautiful blog, stop by her 50th post Autumn giveaway! *******I edited the link so now it works.
**** Many of you suggested ranch dressing to go with my fried green tomatoes or honey mustard, sure wish I’d have known………that would’ve been yummy. Thanks for the suggestions for the peppers too, I’ll be trying those for sure.
Have you been thinking of your favorite products & foods that you use all the time? The ones you buy over & over again……..nest week I’ll be asking you to share & post your favs.