DIY Greenhouse

If you love gardening and farming, growing the plants in a greenhouse one of the effective ways, which worth trying.

And the DIY greenhouse is what you need to lower the cost since you will need some maintenance.

One of the perks of growing the plants in a greenhouse is you can control the environment. Hence, you can keep up the garden or the farm, even in bad weather.

On the other side, the DIY greenhouse project will help you to challenge your skills and creativity.

If you are wondering what is the best DIY greenhouse which fit your needs, you have to see the ideas below:

DIY Sophisticated Greenhouse

DIY Sophisticated Greenhouse

This project shows you how technology takes part in gardening. This small greenhouse can be the best option for research.

If you are interested in research, you can install this kind of greenhouse on your house. You can set the light, water, and temperature through the controller touchscreen.

This kind of greenhouse is a perfect thing to be a sophisticated decoration. On the other side, it also works as the experiment supplier.

Find more DIY: Outdoor Privacy Screen Ideas

DIY Geodesic Dome Greenhouse

DIY Geodesic Dome Greenhouse
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The DIY project is one of the best ways to improve your skills and creativity. And in the agriculture field, you can also improve your skill and creativity by gardening in a greenhouse.

Besides the plants you grow in the greenhouse, considering the materials and also the type of greenhouse is important.

The geodome greenhouse is the best idea you have to try. It can keep the plants inside well-maintenance. Aesthetically, it can be a focal point of your backyard as well.

CD-Case Mini Greenhouse

CD-Case Mini Greenhouse
by Mega Crafty via

If you are wondering how to deal with the small space while you want to make a greenhouse, you have to try this idea. You can use old CD cases to make a greenhouse.

Here are the materials you will need:

  • Old CD Cases- it takes 40 to make a greenhouse this size (about 11″x 18″ x 20″) 
  • Plastic Glue- that dries clear.
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Safety Glasses
  • Tweezers
  • You’ll also need a craft knife, ruler and cutting board, and a large flat surface

You can use the tape to hold the panels until the glue dries. After all, when the glue is dry, you can remove the tape.

Voila! Your cute DIY greenhouse is all yours!

DIY Fold-Down Greenhouse

DIY Fold-Down Greenhouse

There are so many ways to maximize your yard. Creating a greenhouse is one of the best options moreover if you love farming. It can make your yard looks prettier. On the other side, you can grow some flowers or vegetables.

Tips: Ensure that the plants do not touch the structure.

You will need the following materials: PVC pipes, plastic sheets, and some cutting supplies. For further information, these steps above will guide you.

French Windows Style Greenhouse

French Style Windows Greenhouse
by Andy

Do you know that you still can use the old French window style to make a greenhouse? It can be a focal point of your backyard, among the trees, which show the beauty of French style.

It is going to be perfect if you grow some flowers in this kind of greenhouse because you can see the beautiful flowers or the vegetables from outside.

DIY Simple PVC Greenhouse

DIY Simple PVC Greenhouse
Fiddlehead Farm

If you are looking for the best idea to build a house for starting seedlings, this simple PVC greenhouse is all that you need. You can build it inexpensively on your farm.

You don’t need to worry about the strength of the PVC greenhouse because it is sturdy. On the other side, this greenhouse also needs wooden materials to make the doors.

Tips: You can keep the ground clean by adding the gravel or the weed fabric.

DIY Lean-to Greenhouse

DIY Lean-to Greenhouse

As we know that one of the perks of a greenhouse is you can extend the growing season. You don’t need to spend much money on making a greenhouse since you only need to use the on-hand materials as possible.

Maximizing the available materials doesn’t mean you can’t make it cool. You can even make it cooler. And the materials you will need to make the greenhouse are:

  • 2×4′s for framing
  • screws and nails
  • glass for windows
  • greenhouse plastic
  • thermometer
  • hasp for 1 venting window
  • misc hardware
  • caulking & glazing materials

DIY Tiny Greenhouse

DIY Tiny Greenhouse

It is also a good decision to bring out a tiny greenhouse to your house. This tiny and pretty greenhouse is such perfect stuff that can make your house looks adorable.

The hint of golden hinges and chains can make the greenhouse looks more elegant.

DIY Barn Style Greenhouse

DIY Corrugated Metal Greenhouse
Ana White

If you are looking for a sturdy greenhouse idea, this design is the answer. This barn style DIY greenhouse is made out of metal materials for the side walls.

Meanwhile, the frame is made out of solid wood. So, you don’t need to worry about the bad weather that will impact your plants since this greenhouse is sturdy.

On the other side, the corrugated plastic panels are such a perfect material for covering the greenhouse. It doesn’t only let the sunlight pour the plants inside. But it also works best as a sturdy cover.

Retractable PVC Greenhouse

Retractable PVC Greenhouse

If you are planning to keep gardening in winter, you need to make this retractable PVC greenhouse.

Cover the plant’s bed by pulling the hoops to one end of the bed if the rain is coming. And when you want to let the plants be poured by the sunlight, then you have to pull the hoops.

You can manage how many plastic layers you will need because it depends on the weather and the environment.

Upcycle Old Window Greenhouse

Old Window Greenhouse

We have been seeing there are so many DIY greenhouses which upcycling the old windows. You can paint white the old windows and set it well. It will be a beautiful yet functional DIY greenhouse at the same time.

You also need to make the roof vents to ensure your plants get sufficient wind and sunlight.

The most important thing is you have to use waterproof materials so that your greenhouse is more durable. You can see how to make this kind of greenhouse to get yours.

Minimalist Greenhouse

Minimalist Greenhouse

Some people think that building a professional greenhouse needs a lot of money. Actually, you don’t need to spend much money to build a professional greenhouse.

The best alternative to make a cheap and sturdy greenhouse is by using the wood material. Meanwhile, you can cover it by using plastic. If you doubt it won’t be that strong, you can add the second layer of plastic.

Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

Plastic Bottle Greenhouse
by Ananda

If you want to take part in saving this planet, you can start with the simplest thing by upcycling the old plastic bottle. The plastic bottle can be the cheapest and easiest greenhouse.

On the other side, it can help you to extend the growing season. If you want the plants to grow properly, you have to ensure that the plastic bottles are big enough.

Tips: Leave the top cap off to keep the natural temperature inside the greenhouse.

Trampoline Greenhouse

DIY Trampoline Greenhouse

Do you still keep your old trampoline? If so, go to the shed and turn it into something pretty; a greenhouse!

You will use half of the frame for each side of the greenhouse.
The materials you will need:

  • Trampoline Frame
  • Piping
  • Wood
  • Thermometers
  • Red Tape
  • Plastic
  • Screw

The piped frame can be the best answer if you want to make your greenhouse sturdy enough. Just like another greenhouse, you need to put thermometers to control the temperature.

Mini Greenhouse

Mini Greenhouse
Project by Christina

You can start making a hothouse from the basic one. It can be a good option if you want to grow some plants when the wind is getting stronger and the temperature is cooling down.

You can use the saran wrap to hold in enough heat. Also, it can keep the plants inside from the wind. You will need the cage, which covered by the wrap. You can put the mini hothouse on your back porch to ensure the plants get enough sufficient sunlight.

DIY Bamboo Greenhouse

DIY Bamboo Greenhouse
by Alea

It is always a great idea to harvest your own vegetables in your backyard. It can save money on buying vegetables at the grocery and also it can be a beneficial entertainment.

You can build the bamboo greenhouse by yourself with the following materials:

  • Bamboo poles
  • Roll of heavy grade clear plastic sheeting
  • Cement
  • Stakes and Twine
  • Heavy Duty Velcro Strips

This greenhouse is not only cheap and easy to build. On the other side, this kind of greenhouse is strong enough to protect the plants inside.

Repurposed Old Windows Greenhouse

Repurposed Old Windows Greenhouse

As what have mentioned, repurposing the old windows is one of the most wanted ways to make a fancy greenhouse. Using old materials also can be one of the best ways to save money and boost your creativity at the same time.

You will use the windows for the whole wall. For roofing, you will need the corrugated polycarbonate clear roof panels.

The clear roof and also windows will let the plants inside get enough sunlight. On the other side, you need to install the vents to ensure the air circulation is good enough.

DIY Easy Greenhouse

DIY Easy Greenhouse

It is always a good decision to make something effortlessly, especially when it comes to a DIY project. It can be one of the best alternative ideas you can apply.

You can make it right in front of your back door to save the space you have. On the other side, the materials you will need are solid wood, plastic, and aluminum channel and wiggle wire to fasten the plastic to the wall corners and gable ends.

DIY 50$ Greenhouse

DIY 50$ Greenhouse
by Shelley Levis

One of the perks of having a greenhouse is you can save money on buying vegetables where you can plant it by yourself.

On the other side, you can save money much more when you can choose the best way to build a cheap greenhouse.

This project shows you how to build a greenhouse within 50$. The materials you will need:

  • 6- PVC pipes, 1/2″, 10′ long (aka Schedule 40)
  • 2- 2″x 6″ x 8′ wood boards
  • 1- 2″ x 6″ x 6′ wood board
  • 1- 2″ x 2″ wood strip
  • 4- metal corner braces
  • 3 ml clear plastic roll
  • Pipe Clamps with matching screws
  • 1 1/2″ galvanized nails
  • Hammer and a staple gun

The Cedar Greenhouse

The Cedar Greenhouse

One of the reasons why you need to build a greenhouse is to keep the plants grow longer in any conditions. Hence, you need durable materials.

Cedarwood is the best option to build a durable greenhouse since it is free from pitch and is naturally decay and insect resistant.

Besides functional, cedarwood accentuates the beauty of nature which makes your yard looks prettier.

Movable Greenhouse

Movable Greenhouse
Brian Perry

It always a great decision to have your own greenhouse where you can fulfill your sort of daily needs easily. You can start from the seed-starting greenhouse. And the movable seed-starting is one of the best ideas where you can move it easily.

If you want to make your own seed-starting, you will need the following materials:

  • 1 large, sturdy piece of glass, sized to the box (at least more or less)
  • 1 sturdy wooden box
  • 2 large woodscrews
  • 4 rubber O-rings (sized to the thickness of the large screws)
  • 6 small woodscrews
  • 1 small piece of wood; sized to the thickness of the glass

Easy Octagonal Greenhouse

Easy Octagonal Greenhouse
Han D Man

What’s more satisfying than creating a greenhouse which functional and also aesthetically pleasing at the same time? This octagonal greenhouse can be the best alternative you can try.

You have to find the best place to build and ensure it gets the sunlight properly. If you want to accentuate the beauty of the greenhouse, you can paint it green and white.

Also, if you want to ensure the greenhouse is durable enough you can use redwood for the main material.

Miniature Greenhouse

Miniatur Greenhouse

One of the perks of having a greenhouse is you can extend the growing season of the food crops. Also, it can be one of the effective ways to save money.

You don’t need to worry about spending much money or time on making this greenhouse.

This miniature greenhouse is made out of PVC for the frame. It doesn’t only easy to find. You can assemble it easily and more flexible. And the most important thing is PVC is cheaper.

Tips: The higher frame is way much better to grow

LED Greenhouse

DIY LED Greenhouse

Are you thinking about infusing a sophisticated hint in your house? Some of you might think about the sophisticated materials which hard to find or pricey.

No worries, you can make this kind of greenhouse using the available materials, like:

  • Blue LED light strip
  • A wall charger (the same voltage as your Blue LED strip)
  • Some type of clear box
  • A light timer
  • A fan
  • Electric tape
  • Something to plant
  • Potting soil

Straightforward Jar Greenhouse

Straightforward Jar Greenhouse
by Jennifer

Have you ever count how many jars do you have? You can use the old jars to protect your mini plants. In other words, it works like a greenhouse. It can be a good decision to “cover” the rosemary or lavender.

Note: You only need to strip the branch of leaves and put them in the loose soil and put the jar over the top.

Solar Powered Greenhouse

Solar Powered Greenhouse

If you are wondering if there is another way to make a sophisticated greenhouse, here is the answer. A solar-powered greenhouse is one of the best ways to help your plant leg up on any kind of season.

The materials you will need to make your own greenhouse are:

  • 2N3906 PNP Transistor
  • 1N914 Diode
  • 5K Ohm Resistor
  • Red LEDs
  • 2 AA Holder
  • 2 Rechargeable AA Batteries
  • Solar Cell (I’m using a 5.5V 320mA Solar Cell)
  • Wire

DIY Cold Frame Greenhouse

DIY Cold Frame Greenhouse
by Tara Nolan

If you are wondering how to deal with changes in weather that will affect your food crops, a greenhouse is an answer. It can protect your plants from the unstable temperature and also sunlight. Hence the growing season will be extended.

You can make the cold frame by upcycling the old window and assemble it with the cedar boards. We all know the benefits of using cedarwood, right? And here is how Tara Nolan made it.

Modular Greenhouse

Modular Greenhouse
by ashaderumeaux

Building a greenhouse doesn’t mean you are a professional gardener or should be a gardener. You can create a modular greenhouse made out of a plastic sheet.

It is one of the best alternatives if you want to create an inexpensive greenhouse and also effortlessly. But the most important is, it can protect the food crops inside from the uninvited water, temp or wind.

Greenhouse Plan

Greenhouse Plan

You don’t have to spend money or time to create a proper greenhouse, indeed. But you have to ensure that the greenhouse you make should be durable and sturdy. Hence, you have to plan every single thing you will need to build a greenhouse itself.

If you are struggling with finding the best plan to make a greenhouse, you can see the steps and further information to guide your project.

DIY Hoop Greenhouse

DIY Hoop Greenhouse
by Jennifer

When you are on a budget, it shouldn’t stop your will to create something. It should be one of the reasons you have to improve your creativity.

You can create a greenhouse where you can improve your skill and create a functional greenhouse at the same time.

You will need PVC for the frame and wooden door and vents. After all, you have to wrap the greenhouse in plastic and staple it to the wood farming. Voila! you can grow the vegetables as you wish!

Green Vitrine

Green Vitrine

There are so many ways to make your balcony looks fabulous. If you want to make a beneficial decorative, then a green vitrine is all that you need.

It can be a focal point for your balcony where you can grow some plants beautifully. You can add some shelves on one side to put the small plants or start-seedling. In the other part, you can grow taller plants.

Pop Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

Pop Plastic Bottle Greenhouse
by John Rutherford

If you feel guilty about having so many plastic bottles, you can deal with it by upcycling it. You can make a greenhouse from the bottles. You will need the iron materials for the frame.

After all, you have to set the bottles on it. On the other side, you need to install polycarbonate clear wall panels. After all, you can put the wire rack to put the potted plants.

Cute Greenhouse

Cute Greenhouse

If you want to make your backyard looks adorable and want to ask your children on creating a DIY project, this project is dedicated to you.

It is one of the best ideas to make a multifunction greenhouse. It can be a focal point in your backyard since the decoration is cute.

You can ask your kiddos to paint the cute farm decorative on the panel glass together. Once you have finished assembling the greenhouse, you can put the plants and see how beautiful it is.

DIY Classy Greenhouse

DIY Classy Greenhouse
via Hometalk

A greenhouse in your garden can be the best alternatives where it can protect your plants and beautify your garden at the same time. We all know that a beautiful garden will increase the value of your house.

You can make the greenhouse next to the fence with the wooden frame and the cinderblock to ensure it would be a sturdy greenhouse.

Start to assembly the windows and the door. For the painting, you can choose any other color as you wish.

Tips: But if you want to make a classy greenhouse, white color can be the best choice.

After all, you can put the plants in your greenhouse. The colorful flowers will be a great option where you can see them from the outside.

DIY Umbrella Greenhouse

DIY Umbrella Greenhouse
Garden Therapy

There will always be a new way for creativity. When it comes to gardening, this idea is worth trying. Besides easy to follow, you don’t need any of the materials which hard to find.

You only need to use a clear umbrella and a wooden container. Before you start gardening, you have to prepare the soil which contains rich nutrition.

After that, you can plant the seeds and cover them with an umbrella.

Unbreakable Greenhouse

Unbreakable Greenhouse

If you are wondering what is the best material to make a clear and unbreakable greenhouse, a polycarbonate panel is all that you need. This greenhouse is made out of a polycarbonate panel with aluminum framing and a wooden floor.

You have to install some shelves so that you can put many more plants. also, it can be the best place to start-seedling and put the small plants.

The materials you will need to make the unbreakable greenhouse are:

  • Spirit level
  • Tape measure
  • Large carpenter’s square
  • 75mm stainless steel or Climacoat bugle batten screws
  • Cordless drill-driver
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Large tent pegs (optional)

Cold Frame Tent

Cold Frame Tent

Some people might think that making a greenhouse would spend a lot of money and need a spacious area.

Actually, it depends on your needs. You can even make an inexpensive mini-greenhouse within 3 hours with the following materials:

  • 1 – 1″ Birch Dowel
  • 3 – 1″ x 2″ – 8 ft. White Wood
  • 1 – 2″ x 2″ – 8 ft. White Wood
  • 150-Grit Sandpaper
  • 1 1/4″ Exterior Screws
  • 10 ft. x 50 ft. x 6ml Clear Polyethylene Sheeting
  • 3/8″ Staples

You can put it in your backyard, where you can start-seedling the food corps for the upcoming season.

DIY Covered Greenhouse

DIY Covered Greenhouse

It is always a good decision to install a greenhouse in your backyard. It can be your food corps supplier when winter is coming. A greenhouse can protect your plants from unwanted weather or wind.

You can make a wooden bed to grow the plants and cover it with a wrapped cover made out of PVC and wire.

The wire will strengthen the plastic from the bad weather. On the other side, you also need to attach two hinges which make it easier to open and close the cover.

Solar Heated Greenhouse

Solar Heated Greenhouse
Picture by Kenton Knowles

Either you love farming or not, growing your own food crops is always a good decision which worth trying. And if you want the best greenhouse which works as effectively as possible, this solar-heated greenhouse is all that you need.

You can also make this greenhouse as a guest house where you can enjoy the night warmly on the bed upstairs.

Since this greenhouse contains lots of glass on the south wall, it can provide light and heat which makes the room warmer.

Stylish Greenhouse

Stylish Greenhouse

If you want to add value to your house, you can start with the garden you have. It means that you don’t need to spend much money to make a fabulous house when you are on a budget.

You can make a stylish greenhouse in your garden which aesthetically pleasing, and also functional at the same time.

Adding a vintage chair beside the yellow sink inside the greenhouse is a good decision to make it looks adorable. On the other side, the exterior design makes the greenhouse looks admirable.

Looking for more specific ideas? Here is our new post about DIY Indoor Greenhouse

DIY Rustic Greenhouse

DIY Rustic Greenhouse
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Even when it comes to the greenhouse in your backyard, you have to pay attention and ensure you make it properly. Upcycling the unused window is one of the most-wanted options for those who are on a budget.

The aged look of the white greenhouse creates a rustic appearance, which could elevate the greenhouse itself.

Other than that, it would be an attractive point in your backyard from a distance. And if you want to add some different accents, consider painting the shelves inside the greenhouse.

DIY Big Greenhouse

DIY Big Greenhouse

If you are wondering if it is possible to build a big greenhouse inexpensively, here is the best option.

Even if it is a big DIY greenhouse, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make it works. It is made out of boards and plastic paneling. It is sturdy enough since the boards are stuck to the concrete block and fastened by the galvanized screws.

Besides, it contains more boards that will hold the plastic paneling sturdily. Attach the window to the frame. Then you can assemble the inside part of the greenhouse.

DIY Green Greenhouse

DIY Green Greenhouse

Create a greenhouse that also could be an attractive point in your backyard so that it could save more money to beautify the backyard. Create a small greenhouse using wood material, which is complemented by the fiberglass paneling to cover the roof.

The glass and the fiberglass paneling offers the natural sunlight to hit the plants inside the greenhouse as well.

Then, the jalousie window takes part to control the air circulation where you can open and close it easily. The last, paint the greenhouse to create an eye-catching look. Also, placing some potted flowers next to the greenhouse will elevate the beauty of the greenhouse as well.

DIY Portable Greenhouse

DIY Portable Greenhouse
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If you still don’t have a certain place to build your greenhouse, try installing the portable ones. No worries, the frame is made out of aluminum that contains the foundations. It is strong enough to hold the polycarbonate panels. Also, it is weather resistant.

It has two shelves on each side of the greenhouse. You can extend the shelves by adding some wooden plank to hold the plants under the aluminum shelves.

The sliding door offers you easy usage, which complements the ventilator to create good air circulation.

DIY Blue Window Greenhouse


DIY Blue Window Greenhouse

Create an eye-catching point in the backyard that also functional by building a greenhouse.

Choose the blue paint to make it works as the focal point of the backyard between the trees.

The fiber paneling roof is attached well to filter the sunlight. The walls are made out of the gridline’s glass. It also lets the sunlight pouring the plants inside to support their growth.

To ensure that the greenhouse gets a sufficient amount of air, open up the window frequently.

DIY Farmhouse Greenhouse

DIY Farmhouse Greenhouse

If you apply the farmhouse style to decorate your house, then you will also need to complement it by making a farmhouse greenhouse in your yard. This beautiful creature is made out of recycled windows you can make during the weekend.

One of the key elements of the farmhouse style is white paint. Hence, consider painting the windows with white color.

It blends seamlessly with the shiplap wall behind the greenhouse. Cover it with the rusted metal panel to accentuate the farmhouse style.

Let the uncovered space to make a ventilator, which letting the plant inside breathe properly.

DIY Small Greenhouse

DIY Small Greenhouse
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Create an extraordinary view in your yard, which also beneficial at the same time. The small greenhouse on the edge of the pathway will offer you an attractive impression.

The walls are build from wooden boards. Then, the roof is made out of gridline glass. Let it be uncovered completely to let the air circulated properly.

For a better appearance, paint the wall with a brick tone. Then paint white the roof. It looks contrast beautifully, which blends with the main fence beside.

DIY Colonial Gable Greenhouse

DIY Colonial Greenhouse
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The key element of the colonial design of this greenhouse comes from the white wall. Other than that, the gridline’s wall and the front part appearance of the greenhouse also take part to accentuate the colonial design.

Install some wooden shelves inside of the greenhouse to organize your plant collections.

To prevent the plain white greenhouse, consider using the black hinges and the door handle.

Besides, grow some colorful flowers around the greenhouse. It also takes part to make the greenhouse an attractive accent in the backyard.

DIY Inexpensive Greenhouse

DIY Inexpensive Greenhouse

If you love gardening, consider making it productive. Growing some vegetables in the greenhouse in your backyard could be the best option.

A greenhouse works to prevent it from bad weather and unwanted insects.
Hence, to ensure your vegetables grow so that you can harvest them as well.

You don’t need lots of money to make it works. Try using the PVC frame and cover it with the plastic sheet. Then, the raised garden beds made out of redwood, which is strong enough to hold the soil.

DIY Natural Greenhouse

DIY Natural Greenhouse
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Expose the beauty of wood color along with the natural texture by letting it unpainted. It perfectly fits if you are planning to infuse a natural atmosphere.

Pay attention to the airflow of the greenhouse to ensure the seedlings grow as well. The perfect plan for this greenhouse creates a multifunction feature you can take that will help your work while gardening.

Also, this greenhouse accentuates the hanging tray tables so that it could be a drying space for herbs harvest when summer is coming.

DIY Mini Greenhouse

DIY Mini Greenhouse
From Country Living

Add an extraordinary decorative piece to your desk that will create a statement in your room. It is a mini-greenhouse made out of a wooden frame and glass.

The aged look won’t ruin the beauty of the greenhouse. Yet, it infuses an admirable appearance, which is perfect to beautify your room.

Attach the hinge on the roof of the greenhouse so that you can open and close it frequently to ensure it has good airflow. Choose the low-light plant so that you don’t need to move it too often.

Pick the best DIY greenhouse ideas that fit your space and your budget. Try challenging your woodworking skill by making the DIY greenhouse during the leisure time to keep you being productive.

Stylish Greenhouse
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