Garden Cloche Dollar Store DIY, How to Keep Pests Away from Young Plants

Create a garden cloche in just a few minutes with simple supplies from Dollar Tree!

There are an abundance of squirrels in our neck of the woods. They dig holes in the flower pots, and all over the garden. None of the little seedlings are safe when you compound the squirrels with a toddler wielding a plastic shovel.

I just love these beautiful garden cloches, but they are expensive for something so simple.

Wire garden cloches

I saw a wire trashcan at Dollar Tree and thought it would make a great garden cloche! At first I was planning to use the little round wire baskets they also carry, but I like these trash cans more because they are larger. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.

Diy Garden cloche with a trashcan

Here’s the Simple How-to:

The first wire trashcans I found came in white, so I coated them with Rustoleum Hammered spray paint in silver that I had leftover from another project.

Although, these also looked nice in the garden just using black ones!

Spray paint the trashcan cloche.

When first making these cloches, I had these knobs left from sprucing up our kitchen cabinets. BUT now I am updating this post years later, as Dollar Tree started carrying these fun glass knobs, and this is my new go-to to make these!

Dollar tree knobs for diy garden cloche

I used some large washers we had in the garage, and I attached the knobs to the trashcans with the nut like so!

Use washer to attach knob to dollar tree trashcan

Garden staples like these were used to secure the trashcan garden cloche into the ground. They worked wonderfully to protect my catmint seedlings.

The finished garden cloche
Easy diy garden cloche from Dollar Tree, install with landscaping pins

I also made a brief Youtube video describing the process, feel free to check that out below!

This garden cloche DIY is such a quick and easy way to protect new plants in the garden. It adds a little something pretty too while the plants are small and there isn’t much going on besides a ton of dirt and mulch!

If you are looking for other budget  garden ideas, check out these simple hanging solar mason jar lights with supplies that can be found in Dollar Tree!

You might also enjoy reading DIY solar fountain, upcycled solar chandelier, or this simple method for a weed free garden!

Could you use cloches in your garden? Do you have any wildlife deterrent tips and tricks? I could always use them!

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