You know I am all about easy DIYs! And this cloche is one of those.
I also love anything fun I can add to the garden. I have seen wire cloches before, and I had a roll of vintage wire garden fence that was a little too short to fit around any of my flower beds…so I used it to create something new! Of course this is just for decoration, something like this would certainly not keep young seedlings from freezing haha. Let me share how easy it is to make your own.
- vintage wire fencing
- wire cutters
- 2 tart tins (mine were vintage, but new ones would work)
- drill (to drill a hole in the tart tins)
- drawer knob
First start by rolling out your fencing. I figured out how big around I wanted my cloche, and used that number to measure how much fencing I needed. Cut the length of fencing you need with wire cutters.
cutting the length of fencing I wanted the piece of wire fence, that will soon be a cloche
Next you will take the wire cutters and cut off each section of wire fence along the bottom. And remove one piece of the wire at one of the ends. The curved part of the fence with be the bottom of your cloche.
remove the wire sections in between each section of longer wires remove one of the bottom wires on one end
Once you have the wires cut, take the two ends of the fence and join them by twisting them together. The reason for cutting off one of the bottom wires, is so you wont have two wires on top of each other when you attach each end together.
Next, turn the cloche, so the rounded ends are on the bottom and bend all the loose wires towards the middle. This will create the top of the cloche.
Drill a hole in each tart tin
Place one of the tart tins under the wire ends, and place the other on top of the wire ends. Thread your knob through both.
Screw the knob in place, while keeping all the wire ends tucked in between the tins.
You now have a cloche made from vintage wire garden fence! We have made a few, and I have them placed around the garden! I also have one inside, sitting on the mantel.
Next time you see a roll of vintage wire garden fence, I hope this inspires you to create a cloche of your own! If you do make one, please tag me on Instagram or Facebook. I would love to see! If you have any questions, please ask away! Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy Gardening!