Halloween Ideas

How to Make a Chicken Wire Cloche for Halloween

A metal lamp frame and chicken wire are repurposed for this simple project that can be decorated for all seasons. Paint them black and add artificial spiders to create a creepy cobweb effect that is perfect for Halloween.

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Chicken Wire Pumpkin Decoration

Materials Needed:

  • small roll of chicken wire
  • wire cutters
  • work gloves
  • needle-nose pliers
  • black satin spray paint
  • wire lampshade frame (optional)

Option One: Use a Lampshade Frame to Create Cloche

Put on work gloves and roll out chicken wire. Gently wrap wire around lampshade frame to estimate how much is needed to fully cover sides (Image 1). Remove shade and use wire cutters to cut wire to appropriate size. Wrap wire tightly around frame, pinching over top and bottom edges (Image 2). Cut excess wire if needed to make it fit properly.

Trim Wire and Connect Ends

Trim excess wire where ends of chicken wire meet (Image 1). Using your fingers or needle-nose pliers, gently twist wire together to connect the ends (Image 2).

Cut and Secure Top

Cut a piece of chicken wire to fit on top of lampshade frame (Image 1). Fold and twist wire's edges over frame to hold top in place. Spray with one coat of black satin spray paint and allow to dry prior to use (Image 2).

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