18 DIY Greenhouses That Will Beautify Your Backyard

These tutorials and plans make it easy to build a greenhouse garden for your backyard.

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The White Cottage Farm/Ana White/Rosalind Creasy

Not only are greenhouses pretty, they're also practical. Usually made of hardwood and glass, the shelters make gorgeous outdoor decor, and more importantly, they help keep your garden growing all year long. No need to shell out a fortune on a , though—it's easier than you think to make your own! Not much of a builder? There are also that come with everything you need to build a greenhouse. You grow, girl!

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free greenhouse plans
The Elliott Homestead
Free Greenhouse Plans

This DIY greenhouse came together for an all-in budget of $745. If you're ready to make a similar investment, take a look at the step-by-step process.

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mini greenhouse storm windows
Design Dreams by Anne
Baby Greenhouse

Leftover lumber and a few salvaged storm windows get new life as a mini greenhouse.

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cold frame greenhouse
Rosalind Creasy
Salvaged Window Cold Frames

Talk about turning trash into treasure! Repurpose windows into a cold frame garden. Simply slide the panes on top during cold weather and uncover for warm days.

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umbrella greenhouse
Garden Therapy
DIY Umbrella Greenhouse

Look for at your home improvement store—or make your own using an inexpensive old umbrella.

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Courtesy of Fine Home Building
Colorful DIY Greenhouse

Since there's probably a lot of greenery in your backyard, choosing a bright blue color is the perfect way to make a greenhouse stand out.

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greenhouse terrarium
The Upcycler
Mini Picture Frame Terrarium

This budget-friendly mini greenhouse puts your old window frames to good use in order to control the temperature of your florals. Leave it indoors where it can double as beautiful decor.

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RELATED: New Ways to Repurpose Old Windows

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The White Cottage Farm
DIY Window Greenhouse

You can easily put together this pretty piece in a weekend using scraps and items you probably already have at home.

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Courtesy of Mother Earth News
Hoop Greenhouse

Use a plastic or metal hoop structure (PVC pipe works perfectly) to create a dome structure. Cover it in clear plastic for an affordable backyard greenhouse.

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Courtesy of Norrfrid
Flower Bed Greenhouse

While these cute greenhouses don't come with a tutorial, we're getting so much inspiration just by looking at them. Unlike the other repurposed window greenhouses we've seen, they use flower beds as bases.

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Courtesy of Jennifer Rizzo
Mason Jar Greenhouse Trick

If you're looking to root plants, it's important to retain moisture and control the temperature. Mason jars provide a quick solution for getting a greenhouse-like effect.

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RELATED: Clever Ways to Use Mason Jars in Your Backyard.

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Courtesy of Montana Wildlife Gardener
Recycled Greenhouse Tutorial

When this couple built their own greenhouse out of recycled materials, they set out to mimic the architectural details of their 1940s home. The real gem here, in our opinion, is the sliding red door.

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Courtesy of Empress of Dirt
Winter-Proof Greenhouse

If you live in a snowy area, build a raised greenhouse (this one sits on a hand-built table) to shelter your plants all year long. Since this option is made out of old windows, it's easy to decorate with glass paints.

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Courtesy of QT's Random Ramblings
Mini Hoop Garden House

Similar to the hoop greenhouse, this mini version is made using PVC pipe and plastic covering. Though instead of creating an entire free-standing structure, this one can be built above the raised flower beds where your seedlings are already planted.

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Ana White
Barn Greenhouse Plans

Use these free building plans to make this structure, perfect for a country home's backyard.

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Courtesy of Northern Homestead
Geo-Dome Greenhouse

If you're looking for a more temporary or seasonal greenhouse, why not at least choose one that will stand out in your backyard? This lightweight structure is made from wood, with a plastic covering over the openings.

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Courtesy of Ana White
DIY Barn Greenhouse

From its colorful front door to its arched roof, this barn-style greenhouse is one after our own hearts. In addition to being completely charming, this design gives the interior additional headroom.

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trampoline greenhouse plans
How Does She
Repurposed Trampoline Greenhouse

Looking for a way to reuse your kids' old toys? This trampoline was transformed from one backyard accessory into a completely new (and amazing!) greenhouse structure.

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Courtesy of Mega Crafty
Repurposed CD Cases Greenhouse

This little greenhouse is made from 40 upcycled CD cases that are hinged together. In addition to being quite the conversation piece, it's a great spot for getting an early start on planting seedlings.

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