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
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.
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.
They also look cute outdoors!
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!
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