Monday, March 4, 2013

DIY Hardware Cloth Containers

Craft: hardware cloth containers

I finally found a solution for all those leftover small scrap pieces of hardware cloth.

And even better I was able to mix hardware cloth, wire, wood and jute string all in one project!

The wood base keep the shape form solid and provides weight and stability.

Here's how to make hardware cloth containers:

1. Gather scrap pieces of 1/2" hardware cloth:

2. Cut 4 pieces of equal height (2 pairs must be equal width as well).

3. To make rectangle shape simply 'sew' edges together with wire:

4. Then wrap top edge with jute string to cover rough wire:

5. Find 1/2" or 3/4" wood scrap and draw shape desired, I added 1/4" to the outside edge of each wire shape:

6. Cut out wood bases and sand smooth:

7. Mark wood bases for holes by placing hardware cloth shape on top of base and gently tapping with hammer.  This gives a slight indentation of where holes need to be and from there you can estimate every 1/2".

8. Mark 1/8" drill bit at 1/2" deep with painters tape:

9. Drill holes for prongs:

10. Place container on top of holes and gently guide prongs down into holes with wire cutters:

11. Once all prongs are in place give gently hammer to secure.

12. Apply a tiny dab of glue at prong hole to further secure.


  1. These are awesome, so many things you could do with them!

  2. These are fabulous! Love the little round one especially.

  3. Creatively quirky. Such a great idea. Had to pin it for sure.

  4. beautiful. You always have amazing ideas.

  5. what a genius idea! i really love these! thanks so much for sharing your great tutorial. xo


  6. I absolutely have a thing for these hardware cloth baskets & this tutorial means a few are going to be showing up in my house. Thanks for sharing such a creative idea!

  7. What a great idea! I'm pinning this one! Little Bit from

  8. SUPER Cute! Love em! Pinning!

    Jenna @

  9. This is so great! I love to use hardware cloth to make plant containers and always have scraps left over. This is a wonderful way to use every little piece. Thanks for the cleat tutorial.

  10. These are AWESOME! Can't wait to give this a try!