DIY Chicken Wire Cloche and Farmhouse Style Easter Coffee Table Centrepiece

Happy Monday Friends!

I hope you all had an amazing weekend. We traveled up the Central Coast to see my mum and celebrate my brother's birthday. We also called into a few homewares shops and I may have bought a huge ceramic bunny. 🤔🤣 Don't you just love Easter?

Speaking of which, today is another 2 in 1 post. I'm sharing my first attempt at a DIY chicken wire cloche, and I'm sharing my coffee table Easter centrepiece which incorporates my new cloche. 

DIY Chicken Wire Cloche

Supplies:

  • Chicken wire - I found the thin wire much easier to cut and to work with. 
  • Scissors or wire cutters - I was able to get away with using scissors.
  • Pointy Nose Pliers - For bending your wire and flattening any sharp edges.
  • Gloves - I used gardening gloves. I learned the hard way that chicken wire will spike your fingers and you will bleed. ⚠ Handle with care! 
  • Drawer knob - Or similar to add to the top of your cloche.

Step 1:

Cut your wire to the height and diameter you require. I actually had some scrap wire left over from another project and I've always wanted to make a wire cloche but haven't had the guts to try. 

Step 2: 

Wrap your wire into a cylinder and start twisting the ends to meet and secure your cloche. I used my fingers, then went back and used the pliers to flatten the ends to make them look a bit neater. 

Don't worry if it doesn't look super neat. Mine certainly isn't!

Step 3:

Fold the top of your cylinder in towards the centre. You want to make sure the ends meet in the middle. 

Then begin shaping your wire into a dome/cloche shape on top.

Again, this doesn't have to be perfect. You just need to get a good overall shape. 

I used my pointy nose pliers again to pinch the wire together in some places to make it look neater. 

This part took me a good half hour to get right and I still occasionally fiddle with the shape in passing. (Maybe a bit of OCD.)

Step 4:

To complete my cloche I found an old drawer knob and hot glued it to the top of my wire to make a little handle. 

The glue held well and when the cloche is face down you can't even see the glue. 

Finished Cloche

And that is how I made my very simple little cloche which I think turned out super cute. 

It was a bit fiddly, but not impossible. 

I'd be keen to try making a larger one too! 

Easter Coffee Table Centrepiece

While I'm sharing my new chicken wire cloche, I wanted to quickly share my simple Easter coffee table centrepiece.

1. The Base

I started with a wooden bowl and added an upside down Plaster of Paris terracotta plant saucer as a riser. 

Step 2.

I added some sprigs of greenery, taken from a deconstructed Ikea artificial plant. Layering them around the back of my riser. 

Step 3 & 4.

I added the silver metal base from a vintage tart tin to the centre of my riser. It provided better contract for my little white ceramic bunny, which I added in next.

Step 5.

I added my new chicken wire cloche to the top of my bunny. 

Step 6.

To add balance, I added a little birds nest in the bowl next to the greenery. 

And that was all I need to make a simple but sweet Easter coffee table display. 😁

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Julie


Comments

  1. Clever use of the upside down saucer. I think I will try that.

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  2. This is amazing! I would love it if you would share it on the Fabulous Friday Link Party this Friday, and every Friday after that. You can find the link on my website. Hugs and blessings to you.

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  3. This is such a cute idea! And the best part is that it's not breakable!

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  4. I love your cloche idea. I pinned it to make myself. .Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2022/03/thursday-favorite-things-party_01572878638.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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