10 Charming DIY Mini Indoor Greenhouse Ideas - Backyard Boss
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10 Charming DIY Mini Indoor Greenhouse Ideas

Indoor gardening is a satisfying hobby that anyone can enjoy, no matter their available space. For example, you can take advantage of those sunny windowsills and turn them into mini greenhouses for your indoor gardening dreams.

With a little work, you can create a beautiful and functional greenhouse that will allow you to garden year-round. You can make a little oasis in your living room with a few simple supplies. Get a head start on your DIY indoor greenhouse today with this list of 10 charming ideas, and think outside the flower bed! 

1. Clear Plastic Container

With some creativity, you can turn a clear plastic container into a mini greenhouse. Simply cut a few holes in the bottom of the container for drainage and place it on top of a saucer or plate. Then, fill the container with potting soil and your favorite plants.

You can cover the container with a plastic sheet or wrap it to add warmth and humidity. Just be sure to provide ventilation by opening the cover on warm days. With a little effort, you can create a petite greenhouse that is perfect for starting seeds or caring for delicate plants

2. Plastic Bottle

Do you want an effortless way to create an indoor greenhouse? If so, why not use a plastic bottle? This simple project can be completed in just a few minutes using a recycled plastic bottle and a sharp knife.

To get started, cut the bottom off of a plastic bottle. Then unscrew the cap and remove it. That’s all there is to it! You now have a mini “greenhouse” that is perfect for starting seedlings or propagating cuttings. Just place your plants inside, and screw on the top cap to create a humid, warm environment.

3. Mason Jars

A mason jar greenhouse is a cheap and easy option for indoor gardening. You can create a mini greenhouse perfect for starting seeds or propagating plants with a few supplies. And because mason jars are transparent, they let in plenty of light, which is essential for healthy plant growth. 

4. Egg Cartons

An egg carton greenhouse is an excellent solution if you want to start seedlings or grow herbs indoors. Egg cartons are an inexpensive and readily available material that you can utilize to build a miniature greenhouse.

Place your seedlings in the cups and cover them with a transparent plastic sheet. The egg cartons will protect from the elements and create a warm, humid environment ideal for germination. 

5. Grow Light Shelf Set Up

The grow light shelf set up is ideal for creating a DIY indoor greenhouse. You need lights, shelves, and plant trays to get started. The grow lights provide the perfect amount of light for your plants, and the shelves keep everything organized. Plus, the plant trays will make it easy to water your plants and keep them healthy.

6. Picture Frames

You can reuse old picture frames to make beautiful and functional greenhouses. To get started, arrange the frames on a table or countertop to create a mini enclosure, gluing them in place. Then, line the inside of the frames with clear plastic sheeting or window film to create a waterproof barrier.

Once done, fill the enclosure with your chosen plants and enjoy your indoor greenhouse. Not only will this project add life and color to your home, but it’s also a great way to recycle old materials.

7. Umbrella

A quick and easy way to create an indoor greenhouse is by using an umbrella. It will trap heat and humidity, creating a mini greenhouse environment to help your plants thrive. Just stick the umbrella handle in the dirt, plant around it, and open up the top!

Plus, it’s a very inexpensive way to start indoor gardening. So if you’re looking for a creative and budget-friendly way to get into greenhouse gardening, give this simple DIY solution a try.

8. PVC Pipes

A DIY PVC pipe greenhouse is a great option. Not only is it relatively inexpensive to build, but it’s also easy to construct. You’ll need basic tools and materials, including PVC pipes, fittings, and plastic sheeting.

Once you have everything, arrange PVC pipes in an enclosure and wrap plastic sheeting around it. There you have it! Your very own DIY greenhouse.

9. Plastic Sheet

You can also use plastic sheets to create your DIY greenhouse. All you need is basic supplies like your favorite potted plants and a bunch of wooden sticks. Take your time maneuvering them into the desired shape.

Once the stakes are secure it’s time to create the enclosure. Carefully wrap the plastic sheet around your plants and the structure you created. There you have it, your DIY indoor greenhouse.

10. Curio Cabinet

A curio cabinet greenhouse is a great DIY indoor greenhouse project. It’s easy to set up and a great way to grow your own herbs, spices, and vegetables year-round. 

The first step is to disassemble the curio cabinet and remove all of the glass shelves. Set the shelves aside, as you’ll use them later. Then, line the inside of the cabinet with plastic sheeting. It will help create a humid environment for your plants.

After that, it’s time to plant! Fill each shelf with the best potting soil and add your plants. Once you’ve added all your plants, water them well and place the shelves back in the cabinet. Close the door and enjoy your new indoor greenhouse!

Bring Some Of That Green Beauty Indoors 

Take advantage of every inch of space and add some green to your home with mini indoor greenhouses. It’s a fun project that will uplift the beauty of your indoor space yet is an absolute delight to the senses. You will get the satisfaction of having built it yourself, and it will be soothing to watch your plants grow

Have you ever tried building a DIY indoor greenhouse? Share in the comments.