Has this winter made you feel like a bird trapped in a cage? Where is spring? I captured a bit of spring in this handmade shabby chic cloche. I used a candle stick and candle holder from Dollar Tree, along with some chicken wire scrap, to inexpensively put together this pretty little cloche.
(This post first appeared atDollar Store Crafts.)
- Candle holder dish
- Chicken wire
- Bird’s nest
- Table scatter gem
Step one: Glue the dish to the candlestick.
Step two: Measure the chicken wire to fit the dish. Cut and twist the ends to make a tube.
Step three: Pinch the wire tube to make the desired size for the cloche. It’s easier to use pliers to twist it together. Cut off the excess.
Step four: Glue or wire a gem onto the pinched end to use as a handle. I hid the twisted wire with a piece of ribbon.
Step five: Place the bird’s nest on the dish and decorate with a battery operated candle, eggs, etc.
I found the bird’s nest at Dollar Tree, and they also had some mini feathered bird figures that would look cute in the cloche. You could simply put a candle inside, a photo, a cup cake that you don’t want anyone to touch….the choice is yours! Have fun crafting and creating!