I have been seeing the metal screen cloche everywhere. Then I saw a way to make one on Pinterest using a metal downspout strainer. I thought they were so cute but too expensive to buy retail. Time to get crafty.
I began by wiring the opening along the back together on the strainer, next I gently pushed and pulled the strainer into an bell or cloche shape.
I used my IOD mould and paper clay to form a medallion in which I removed the center, making room to add the Tim Holtz crystal knob.
Then I screwed the knob and medallion to the top and painted the medallion and strainer with a copper colored acrylic paint. On the new cloche wire I painted the wire with a hit and a miss application, not covering the entire wire. Leaving parts of the silver wire showing to give an aged appearance, you could also spray paint the entire piece white or black.
I shaped the bottom of the edge to fit a couple of candy dishes I own. One red and clear and the other blue.
This little Hummel figurine belonged to my hubby's mother. It fits perfectly.
Here is a little blue angel in the blue dish.
It even looks good all by itself just sitting on the table.
And best of all the whole Cloche cost under $5.00.