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5 Minute DIY: Easy Frame Mini Greenhouses

It’s that time of year when you want to bring in greenery but also start planting and getting the outdoors ready for the warmer weather. It is slowly getting warmer here and I am enjoying my garden more than ever. I was itching to re-build my terrarium from Ikea frames which had turned out really cute, but unfortunately didn’t last long. It kept falling apart, so eventually I just stored the frames away. Until I had the idea to make these really easy frame mini greenhouses with them. But not using hot glue like I did when I made the terrarium. Even easier!


5 Minute DIY: Easy Frame Mini Greenhouses

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1.What you will need:

2 lightweight frames for each greenhouse taking out the backing [I had two bigger and two smaller sized frames]

a rectangle wooden tray for each depending on the size of your frames

clear tape  or duct tape


My frames are really lightweight Ikea frames that are no longer available though. I bought them quite a few years ago. They came in two sizes or maybe more, but I have the large and smaller size. Two of each.

The trays are sieves in my case that I bought at our local dollar store. I simply brush painted them white. They have a sieve as the bottom and a wooden frame around them as you can see. They also come in different sizes and the frames happen to fit right in with each tray, I was so happy about that!

I’m sure, you’d find dollar store frames and maybe even trays just as useful and even mix and matched ones would look great as long as they are more or less the same size.

2. Lay the long side of the frames next to each other, inside up.

3. Add a few layers of clear tape or duct tape along the middle [where the two frames touch].

4. Like this they will be flexible to fold over.


easy frame mini greenhouses kreativk.net


5. You should be able to open and close the frames like a book and this will be your roof.

6. Simply place the roof into the tray and that’s all. You don’t need to glue or tape it into place, because the tray is holding it in place and like this, it is also easy to open it to add plants and change out your decor.

If you don’t find a tray with a wooden frame around it to hold the roof, you could also add tape to the inside on one side to have it stay put.


And just like that you’ve created a fun little mini greenhouse that actually won’t fall apart! Add your favourite plants, mine here are succulents.

easy frame mini greenhouses kreativk.net


easy frame mini greenhouses kreativk.net


easy frame mini greenhouses kreativk.net


easy frame mini greenhouses kreativk.net


They also look cute outdoors!


easy frame mini greenhouses kreativk.net


easy frame mini greenhouses kreativk.net


easy frame mini greenhouses kreativk.net


easy frame mini greenhouses kreativk.net


easy frame mini greenhouses //kreativk.net

So tell me, are you going to make your own mini greenhouses? Aren’t they so easy to whip up and they sure bring a lovely fresh summer vibe to any decor!

Thank you for stopping by today, I appreciate it!







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  • Kim~madeinaday
    11/05/2018 at 20:26

    VEry cute idea. I love all the white in your home. Pinned! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!

    • Katrin
      16/05/2018 at 21:09

      Thanks Kim!

  • Amber Ferguson
    11/05/2018 at 07:35

    Absolutely gorgeous post and great idea! I would like to invite you to link up at Thursday Favorite Things! If you would like to be featured next week please leave a comment with the number of your link up. Have a great weekend!

  • Michelle Leslie
    07/05/2018 at 11:46

    Ahhh, they’re just perfect Katrin and they way you’ve made them still lets the air flow over the plants and it’s super easy to water and change the plants. They’re lovely

    • Katrin
      11/05/2018 at 17:17

      Thanks so much friend <3

  • Julia - Vintage with Laces
    05/05/2018 at 10:03

    That’s a clever solution and looks great, Katrin!
    Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

    • Katrin
      11/05/2018 at 17:16

      Thank you Julia, wishing you a wonderful weekend as well!

  • Ellen
    05/05/2018 at 01:46

    Easy is my favorite kind of craft and this one is perfect. My daughter has a box of these Ikea frames in various sizes that she bought several years ago (and never used). Some of them must have my name on them. Thank-you!

    • Katrin
      11/05/2018 at 17:16

      It’s fun doing something like this with frames, and this way they can easily be used as frames later on as well, you know? Well, Thank you for stopping by Ellen.

  • Audra @ Renewed Projects
    04/05/2018 at 03:13

    So pretty and fresh looking!

    • Katrin
      11/05/2018 at 17:13

      Thank you so much Audra!

  • Marie
    03/05/2018 at 21:51

    You had me at 5 minutes! I adore your mini greenhouses, Katrin, and love how easy they are to make. These would make a lovely gift too! Pinned 🙂

  • Mary
    03/05/2018 at 17:02

    Katrin this greenhouse is so much easier than the other one. I definitely could do this one and I also think it looks great with all those pretty succulents.

    • Katrin
      11/05/2018 at 17:12

      It is a lot easier and a lot of fun decorating it! Thank you Mary, I hope they’ll last long!