Wednesday, March 16, 2011

{Dollar Store} Wire Cloche

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Something about a ceramic bird trapped er… nested inside some sort of cloche or glass jar just screams Spring, don’t ya think? ;)   
Well, here is a inexpensive & simple way to create your own wire cloche.
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I picked up a few wire wastebaskets at the dollar store a while back wanting to do something like this with them.  I just spray painted the basket in ‘Oregano’ and then added a metal finial with a bolt to the top (or bottom) of the basket.
*This finial is the sister to the one I used for my paper towel holder. They actually went on the end of a curtain rod.  I just glued a bolt on the underside to attach it.  You could use a knob as well or just glue it right on your basket.
I then put my new wire cloche on top of my Homemade Cake Stand. 
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Here is a lighter version…
Same wire cloche, just different cake stand and a crystal drawer knob.
I’ll be sure to share where my little cloche ends up.
Stay tuned for more Spring Decor….My natural light is not cooperating so I’m having a hard time getting good pictures today, but hopefully soon. :)
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26 comments:

  1. Ha, I love this! What a brilliant idea - and I just happen to be at the Dollar Store today...clearly I should have checked out your blog earlier this morning!!!

    Chelsea

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  2. very cute and original.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  3. stop it right now, girlfriend!

    i'm loving this idea. it turned out awesome.

    you = so smart! ;)

    thanks for linking up. xoxo

    kellie

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  4. Wow!.. you definatly have an eye!.. this is great!..

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  5. I love this! Which dollar store are the baskets from? I'd love to have some like that? The only dollar store I know of is the Dollar Tree, but maybe in other parts of the country there are others with a different name : )
    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Courtney

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  6. Too cute! I can't believe you got those wire baskets at the dollar store Krista. I might have to try this.

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  7. This is such a great idea!!! Love this cloche and the cute little vignette you have under it too!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  8. Following you now. Found you on This Blesse Nest.

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  9. Really GREAT!! Super creative!! Love it!! :)

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  10. Visiting from the CSI project - this is so creative!! Love it!

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  11. I LOVE that! What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower!

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  12. this is really cute! I do have a question though. In your before picture, the basket is pretty straight, in the after picture it is narrower from top to bottom... it is angled. How did you do that?

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    1. Thank You!:) It actually was always kind of fluted like that...I think is was just the angle I took the first picture at that made it look more straight.

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  14. What a great idea! I would love to do something like this to incorporate into our wedding. Thank you so much for sharing! :)
    ~Katie

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  15. Now, why can't I think of things like this? Great imagination creates imaginative things! Love your other ideas too!

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  16. Hi,
    It is really a great explanation, thanks for sharing.

    Mahesh
    Spring Wire Manufacturers In India

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