How to make your own DIY greenhouse

We haven’t wanted to admit it, but there is no getting away from the fact that winter is settling in and getting comfy.

As the weather is getting cooler, we thought this month’s DIY project could be for the garden before we head in for the winter.

Greenhouses are not just great for giving seeds a head start. They can extend your growing season in cold climates or can allow you to grow varieties of plants you may not otherwise be able to grow in your area.  This small one is just genius and it certainly won’t break the bank!

Meg, who won this particular repurposing challenge on So You Think You’re Crafty, explains that “the greenhouse really isn’t difficult to make. There are lots of details I wanted to be sure were explained clearly. To do that I had to break this down into a bunch of steps and include a lot of pictures. The toughest part about the whole project is cutting the cases into angles- and even that’s not really hard to do, it just takes some patience. The rest of the project is just gluing!”

Read her full tutorial here, and this is what you’ll need before you start:

Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

Old CD Cases- it takes 40 to make a greenhouse this size (but you’ll need a few extra in case a few break while being cut)

Plastic Glue- that dries clear.

Painter’s Tape

Safety Glasses

You’ll also need a craft knife, ruler and cutting board, and a large flat surface (that can get a bit of glue on it) for the cases to lie on while drying.

On June 1st, 2017, posted in: How to, News by , ,

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