Chicken Wire Cloche DIY

This blog will show you how to make your own DIY chicken wire cloche. Just follow the step- by-step instructions below.



  • Experience Required: Low
  • Tools Required: Protective Gloves, Pliers, Wire Cutters, Glue Gun 
  • Materials Required: Chicken Wire, Door Knob, Artificial Flowers, Bow


Step 1) Cut your chicken wire


  • Firstly, cut a piece of chicken wire, depending on the desired size of your cloche.


Step 2) Shape a cylinder


  • Turn the mesh in the oriented direction, in a way that the holes to be taller than they are wide ( this will make easier to shape the top).
  •  Form the wire into a cylinder shape.


Step 3) Twist wires together


  • Next, attach the wire together in the middle and twist the edges using pliers.


Step 4) Form a dome


  • Gently squeeze the chicken wire holes towards the center to help bring the ends closer together and create a dome shape.


Step 5) Twist the top 


  • Twist the edges of the dome using pliers.


Step 6) Attach door knob


  • Finally, attach a doorknob or other decorative accent to the top with the help of a glue gun.


Step 7) Finished cloche


  • Your DIY chicken wire garden cloche is now ready to protect your plants from pests and harsh weather!





Tips and tricks

  • Always wear protective gloves to prevent cuts and scratches.
  • Use multiple cloches in your garden, arrange them in close to each other. This grouping technique creates mutual support and stability, reducing the chances of them being knocked over.
  • Paint the cloche with rust-resistant spray paint, ensuring its longevity and protection against corrosion, here you can learn how to paint chicken wire.
  • Dig shallow trenches around the base of the cloche and partially bury it in the soil. This method provides additional stability.
  • Secure the cloche with sturdy stakes or rods by twisting wire or using twist ties, ensuring it stays firmly in place even in windy conditions.


Other people’s lovely projects

Having learned how to make a garden cloche out of chicken wire, why not take a look at some other notable creations from bloggers around the internet? Below, we collected some of the DIY  projects that we were most inspired by.

DIY cloche from garden fence edging


Brooke, the inventive force behind The Junk Parlor, introduces an enchanting project using vintage garden fence edging. While fence edging typically finds its place in the garden, Brooke seeks a new avenue for its use, find her tutorial here.

Chicken wire like cloche


Debbie, the author of, takes readers through the steps of transforming ordinary items into rustic-chic decor pieces. With a trash can and a small basket as her canvas, Debbie adds unique accents, demonstrating her knack for repurposing materials. Find the instructions for the project here.

DIY junky chicken wire cloche


With an eye for the extraordinary in the ordinary, Patti from Old Things New blog effortlessly transforms thrifted treasures into stunning decor pieces, leaving readers in awe of her ingenuity. You can dive into her tutorial right here!

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