It’s no surprise that chicken wire, however, unpretty it is, is essential for me because I was raised in the backwoods! Chicken wire is something we use for EVERYTHING.
Last year I had a horrible ground squirrel issue, and these cloches were something I whipped up on a whim. All you need is chicken wire (I keep some around at all times) and wire cutters. Mine are from Garrett Wade, and they are superb! The trick with wire-cutters is to find some that require minimal muscle strain.
The video below shows how I make my garden cloches, but it’s the easiest DIY of all, requiring just a little bending of wires into shape.