Easy DIY Mini Greenhouse Ideas | Creative Homemade Greenhouses

See these 11 DIY Mini Greenhouse ideas that are easy and worth trying.

If you are passionate about gardening and have a small space but want to have a greenhouse then this post is for you. With these mini greenhouse ideas, nothing will stop you from growing everything you want during unfavorable conditions. These ideas are more useful for those who are city dwellers and have a limited space garden.

Also, these mini greenhouse ideas are economical too.

Before you start working out, calculate well the space you want to allocate for the mini greenhouse. Another very important aspect to be calculated is the purpose of your greenhouse. If you are planning a mini greenhouse for one season, then you should invest in simple and light structure, easy to assemble and dissemble. If, however, your goal is to dedicate each day to the healthy and good garden, you can create a more durable mini greenhouse that is slightly more complex, which allows you to organize plants both in winter and in summer.

Check out our article on diy garden cloche ideas here!

11 Ideas for Building a Mini Greenhouse

1. CD Case Greenhouse

cd case greenhouse

Do you love to recycle? Learn how to make this versatile and good looking greenhouse from old CD cases. It is easy to make and you’ll need about 40 CD cases to make a greenhouse illustrated in the picture above.

2. Umbrella Greenhouse Umbrella-Greenhouse_mini

This creative greenhouse is very fun to make. Just follow the simple tutorial to protect your plants from the exploitation of weather and save them from pests and diseases. Learn how to do it.

3. Turn Window into Greenhouse

window greenhouse

Instead of spending the winter gazing through glass panes at frozen flower beds, transform your window into a mini-greenhouse where herbs, houseplants, and even little pots of grass will thrive. For best results, choose a large inset window that receives lots of light.

Check out this tutorial from Martha Stewart to learn how to make it.

4. Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

bottle greenhouse

This mini greenhouse is economical and simple to make and the best way to recycle plastic bottles. These micro greenhouses can be made with one or two soda bottles with the labels removed.

To learn to make it read this.

5. Pallet Greenhouse

pellet greenhouse

Pallets are really useful recycling material, especially for a gardener. If you own a patio or a rooftop garden, you can try this. This simple greenhouse is adaptable to small spaces and only require pallets. See how to make it here.

Also Read: DIY Pallet Ideas

6. Recycled Container Greenhouse

container greenhouse

What can be a better way to reuse these handy little containers than to make a mini greenhouse in which you can start seeds and propagate cuttings. This no work micro greenhouse project is quick, handy and best of all—it’s practically free. Find more about this.

7. CD Spindle Case Greenhouse

cd care greenhouse

This is such an unbelievably simple idea, I can’t quite believe it isn’t already everywhere. Read more on this.

8. Wooden Greenhouse

mini wooden greenhouse

A Wooden mini greenhouse can be adapted to any size and need. For building this, measure the space where you are going to place your greenhouse. Once the measurement is taken, cut the wooden boards according to measured length and make the frame of your greenhouse by fixing wooden boards on right place using nails. After you have made the frame, paint it and let it dry. In the step cover and arrange the plastic sheets over the structure. Also, make sure you make the top area operable by fixing it with hinges so that you can take plants in and out easily.

9. PVC Greenhouse

pvc greenhouse

PVC greenhouse is the most simple to make yet the most functional. It needs minimal effort and is extremely versatile and compatible with different needs since its structure is made of PVC pipes, which are really easy to arrange.

You will only need to take the measurements for your mini greenhouse and create the structure by joining together the pipes by means of couplings L and T joints, in order to adjust the length and the size of your greenhouse. After creating the basic structure with the pipes, all you need is to cover it with plastic sheeting. Secure it where it is needed with tape or super glue.

10. Hothouse from Old Windows

DIY patio greenhouse

Create a hothouse with old doors and window panes that you now no longer use? Learn to make this here.

Read this post for finding more creative ideas on greenhouse from doors and windows.

11. Mason Jar Greenhouse


Another creative idea that is ideal for the germination of plants. Learn more about it here.

Also Read: Budget-Friendly DIY Greenhouse Ideas



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