Ever ask, “What can I make with old fencing?”. This upcycled old garden fencing cloche how-to will motivate you to pick up that old metal fencing roll the next time you’re treasure hunting!
Do you have things laying around you keep telling yourself, “I need to come up with an idea to use that”? I’ve had several rolls of old metal garden fencing laying around I picked up on the curb. It’s not the really old nice stuff we’ve used for projects before (I’ll link to them at the end). But I love the chippy paint and the scalloped top. This idea’s been brewing in my brain for awhile; so glad to see it come to life! Hope you enjoy this Upcycled Old Garden Fencing Cloche How To!
Today’s project is part of our monthly Thrifty Style Team collaboration, organized by Julie at Redhead Can Decorate. All the rest of the creative, inexpensive projects will be at the end. To see more of our TST projects, see HERE.
Upcycled Old Garden Fencing Cloche How To
Old metal garden fence edging (check HERE)
doorknob and circular door plate (check HERE)
threaded rod, nuts, washers
wire or bolt cutters
If you’re a visual learner, the pictures will be the most helpful, but I’ll explain the steps down below, too.
- We used the vintage wire fencing that is more of an edging. It’s about 18″. You can make your cloche whatever size you want. Ours had 10 ends.
- Bend your fencing into the diameter you desire. We used one of my footed garden containers as the guide.
- Cut away extra fencing except for one overlapping pattern. Cut away vertical pieces so you only have 1. It should look like a continuous pattern, without a double.
- Wrap bottom horizontal wires around vertical to attach.
- Cut away top horizontal wire on either side of each vertical.
- Bend and shape to get a fairly round circle
- With scallop size down, bend each end in a gradual arc to middle. Think about an old vintage birdcage.
- To attach all those ends together, sandwich them in a grouping of washers with a double ended rod and nuts. Tighten. We used 2 large, thicker washers and 2 more graduated ones on either side.
- To finish off the top, use E6000 to glue an old circular door plate, so it covers washers. Then glue an old doorknob to the top of the rod. Let dry overnight.
- Enjoy decorating with your vintage cloche indoors, or out!
I’m so excited about this new, upcycled cloche! Think we’ll definitely be making more of these. If you’re a vintage dealer, this repurposed project would be a great way to maximize your profits. You could sell this home decor architectural accent for much more than a simple roll of fencing! Once you get the hang of it, they’re quite easy.
More Upcycled Salvaged Fencing Ideas
I can’t decide if I want to use it inside or out, which probably means we need to make more! This repurposed fencing upcycle joins several others we’ve made through the years. For more more vintage metal fencing ideas & projects, see:
Hopefully the next time you see a roll of this old wire fencing, you won’t be asking what you can make with it again! I’m just glad to get another idea out of my head and into my decorating hands.
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