I found my first old Gutter Guards years ago in Tennessee. From the moment I first saw them (of course, I had to be told what they were!), I fell in love with their shape and form.
So, one day while I was in Home Depot, I happened across this mesh one. It really looked pretty 'cheesy", but I said to myself ."this could work". I painted it white, dry-brushed a cream color, and then finally hit it with brown. Now it's a cloche!
I also searched on-line and found the following new gutter guard.
Of course, it's way to shiny, so I grunged it up a bit with Instant Rust. I also didn't care for the square shape, so I simply rounded it out....very easy! Now it's a 'trellis' for my ivy plant.
I also 'doctored' up the terracotta pot by applying modeling paste (never used it before, but I've had this jar for years). After the paste dried, I slathered on some paint. Once that dried, I just hit it with sandpaper.