16 Awesome DIY Greenhouse Projects with Tutorials

A greenhouse is really an addition to any garden. Many gardeners would desire one in their gardens. A greenhouse is a structure made of plastic, glass or fiberglass, which is meant to protect your seedlings, grow plants from cold and critters and exhibit plants. Greenhouse can adjust the temperature, humidity, soil moisture and light to support growing plants and keep plants productive and allow you to grow plants all year long regardless of the weather outside.

However, a commercial greenhouse can be very expensive. Many gardeners look for less costly ways to build their own greenhouses. When thinking creativity, there are a number of self-made greenhouse plans shared by the creative DIY lovers and bloggers today. These plans allow people to build their own greenhouses out of inexpensive materials from big-box home improvement stores or the repurposed materials around your garadge, like the old window frames, PVC pipes, pallet wood and more. It is easy to construct one. Constructing a greenhouse can be also affordable if you choose the right materials and building methods.

If you’ve thought about building your own greenhouse, just read on! Here I have collected 16 amazing DIY greenhouses with free plans and tutorials for your inspiration!

1.DIY Removable Covered Greenhouse Garden Bed

DIY Covered Greenhouse Garden Bed. Protect your plants from chilly fog, bugs and harsh winds with this removable covered greenhouse garden bed! It is really an easy DIY project!

Protect your plants from chilly fog, bugs and harsh winds with this removable covered greenhouse garden bed! It is really an easy DIY project! Check out the supplies and DIY tutorial via Apartment Therapy.

2.How To Build A Simple Everyday Greenhouse

A tutorial to build a simple everyday greenhouse on your own with simpler stuff that you might get for a few dollars.

Bepas Garden will shou you how to build a simple everyday greenhouse on your own with simpler stuff that you might get for a few dollars.

3.Hardware Fencing Hoop House

Hardware Fencing Hoop House. Use a heavy gauge galvanized welded wire as the fencing material.  The plastic cover can be removable to allow beans, gourds etc to grow in the summer!

Use a heavy gauge galvanized welded wire as the fencing material. The plastic cover can be removable to allow beans, gourds etc to grow in the summer! Get the step by step instructions via Dream Garden 101.

4.CD Case Greenhouse

Make a green house with plastic CD cases. It is easy to open and close! So smart!

Mega has a great tutorial to make a green house with plastic CD cases. It is easy to open and close! So smart! Get the tutorial with full details and start to make your own one!

5.Cedar Branch Hoop Greenhouse

Cedar Branch Hoop Greenhouse. Cedar branch hoop can last longer than PVC pipes. It makes a great and all-natural alternative material to build your greenhouse!

Cedar branch hoop can last longer than PVC pipes. It makes a great and all-natural alternative material to build your greenhouse! Thank Earth Easy for sharing this genius project!

6.DIY Plastic Bottle Greenhouses

DIY Plastic Bottle Greenhouses.

What a great idea and re-use of materials! Check out this free plans on how to make a plastic bottle greenhouse via Den Garden.

7.Retractable PVC Hoop House

Retractable PVC Hoop House. Love the smart design of this retractable PVC hoop house! It is easy to pull all the hoops to one end of bed, exposing the entire growing area to sunlight.

Love the smart design of this retractable PVC hoop house! It is easy to pull all the hoops to one end of bed, exposing the entire growing area to sunlight. See the DIY instructions via grit.

8.DIY Fold-Down Greenhouse

DIY Fold-Down Greenhouse. Love this great DIY greenhouse plan! It is easy to lift up the convertible green house for Sun and cover the plants at night or in cold days. With a few PVC pipes, plastic sheet, and some cutting, you will own this quick and reliable piece of protection!

Love this great DIY greenhouse plan! It is easy to lift up the convertible green house for Sun and cover the plants at night or in cold days. With a few PVC pipes, plastic sheet, and some cutting, you will own this quick and reliable piece of protection! See how to build this one with the tutorial via Fabart DIY.

9.DIY Greenhouse Using Old Windows

DIY Greenhouse Using Old Windows. Never throw away the old and unwanted windows, consider recycling them into a project instead. With a bit of creativity and handiwork, old windows can make a cute, inexpensive greenhouse that will brighten any yard or patio.

Never throw away the old and unwanted windows, consider recycling them into a project instead. With a bit of creativity and handiwork, old windows can make a cute, inexpensive greenhouse that will brighten any yard or patio. Instructions via Global Garden Friends.

10.Make Your Own Mini Greenhouse

Make Your Own Mini Greenhouse. This mini greenhouse is about 3 feet wide, 6 feet tall, and 2 feet deep.  It was extremely cheap and easy to assemble and breaks down easily for moving when needed!

This mini greenhouse is about 3 feet wide, 6 feet tall, and 2 feet deep. It was extremely cheap and easy to assemble and breaks down easily for moving when needed! See the DIY tutorial via Simply Natural Homestead.

11.DIY Greenhouse from Pallet

DIY Greenhouse from Pallet.

See how to make a green house from pallet via Instructables.

12.DIY Hoop Greenhouse With $50

DIY Hoop House Greenhouse With $50.

This hoop greenhouse was built with 50 dollars by Door Garden! Get the full tutorial via Door Garden.

13.DIY Geodome Greenhouse

DIY Geodome Greenhouse. This geo-dome is both practical and beautiful, elegant. It has beed the collest greenhouse in town.

This geo-dome is both practical and beautiful, elegant. It has beed the collest greenhouse in town. See the tutorial via Northern Homestead.

14.Homemade Low Cost Glass Greenhouse from Recuperated Windows and Pallet Wood

Homemade Low Cost Glass Greenhouse from Recuperated Windows and Pallet Wood.

The Green Lever has a great tutorial to make a glass greenhouse with recuperated windows and pallet wood on a low cost! Love the tutorial!

15.PVC Hoop House Over Garden Bed

PVC Hoop House Over Garden Bed.

Here is a great video showing how to secure the PVC onto rebar stakes for your referance! Check it out via Bonnie Plants.

16.DIY Mini Greenhouse with Roof Panels

DIY Mini Greenhouse with Roof Panels.

Love the design of the roof panels on top! When it gets too warm, you can prop open the roof panels to let cool air in. Free plans with full tutorial via Bepas Garden.

17.DIY Rustic Window Greenhouse

DIY Rustic Window Greenhouse.

Built this awesome greenhouse out of antique windows inside & out! See the full tutorial via liz marie blog.

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  • hey, Loved the post! Great article and congrats on Reaching Top 50! The Greenhouse Effect is Good
    Really! The greenhouse effect helps regulate the temperature of our planet. It is essential for life on Earth. Without it we’d all be Popsicle.

    I will be back to visit often.

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