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.)


  • Candlestick
  • Candle holder dish
  • Chicken wire
  • E-6000
  • 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!