Although it is January, the gardening season is not far off. But in cold regions, outdoor gardening without a greenhouse is still impossible. A greenhouse is great for growing capricious plants and flowers when the climate changes, or if you want to keep gardening in the fall or start early in the spring. Decide on the size – large or just small – make a frame out of steel, plastic or wood – wooden pallets or recycled wood. Choose the material for the frame: polyethylene, recycled glass, plastic, glass. Maybe you are using old windows. Check out the tutorials below to find out which is better.
Recycle some old windows! This has to be the easiest DIY build yet. The hardest part of this project is locating the windows. However, once you’ve created a set, the entire project can be done in under 15 minutes.
The cedar tire can last 30 years! If you have cedar or other rot-resistant trees where you live, these can be an attractive and natural alternative to PVC pipe.
Using recycled windows and some old doors from another neighbor installing new ones, the author worked out this design. It’s quite big so it can hold a lot of plants and I love the bold blue color.
Great idea to combine straw bale garden with hoop house design! The livestock panels used here are a thick, galvanized welding fence material. The plastic cover can be detachable so that beans and pumpkins can grow in the summer!
The GeoDome greenhouse is a perfect option. Since there is no foundation and this structure can be portable or temporary, you don’t need a permit and can take it with you when you move.
Make your own townhouse with a few simple materials. Create your design to match your garden. Remember that while the PVC pipe is flexible, it doesn’t bend too much, so your frame needs to be pretty short and wide. Farm-style locker bond row cover material is available from farm and homestead stores, and frost blankets are available from most hardware stores.
This small vertical greenhouse is ideal for those who lack space. It consists of old windows and reclaimed wood. Your tiny greenhouse is ideal for growing something in pots.
Pallets are great for handicrafts of any kind, and of course you can use them to build a greenhouse. This small triangular greenhouse is great for growing heat-loving plants in pots inside.
The greenhouse plans below will help you plant fall and winter crops to extend the growing season and harvest fresh plants all year round, straight from your garden. Get a Barnwood greenhouse plan here and a few more, just choose.
Love the simple cross arch, which is perfect for smaller raised beds like the 4 ‘by 6’ here. Instead of pressure treated wood, use 2 × 12 redwood or cedar, which are non-toxic.
A brilliant use of an old trampoline – no cutting the steel required – just pull the frame pieces apart and you have 2 halves of the frame. The old jugs, which were painted black, are filled with water. During the day the water warms up and at night they radiate additional warmth in the greenhouse!
Summer is here and although we spend most of our time outside, summer should be felt inside as well. To freshen up your space for summer, you can repaint the walls, reupholster the furniture, or add some colorful wall art pieces. However, there is another super easy way to add summer vibe to your home without breaking the bank and hassle with a few brightly colored pillows. This is usually a very simple craft that does not take much time and that you can change at any time of the year. Here are some DIYs.
Pom-poms are bold and fun, we love their soft and colorful look, and decorating a neutral pillow with pompons is a great idea. but this time I don't mean cover the edge of the pillow - cover the whole pillowcase! The look will be moody and boho, which is exactly what we need for summer. Read the tutorial to find out how to attach this fairing.
Gold leaf has been around for quite a while and you can apply this trend to your home decor. Make a cool pillow in dark green or any other dark hue and add gold leaf pineapple with a stencil - dark hues and gold leaf create a beautiful contrast, and pineapples are really summery.
These tropical leaf pillows are perfect for spring and summer decor. They can be rocked both indoors and outdoors, and tropical leaves are timeless - they won't go out of style. Beautify your place for this summer and feel the tropical breeze with these monster leaves!
The patchwork decor looks very boho-chic and cozy and goes well with a rustic, shabby-chic or retro interior. Make this colorful patchwork appliqué pillow in bold summer colors and prints. Here you have pink and floral prints, but you can choose other colors too - fill your home with cozy and colorful summer tones!
What can be more summery than strawberries? This strawberry pillow is just the thing to make your room summery. This project combines 3 different techniques - fabric painting, appliqué and sewing in one project. You can overlay a few different techniques to create something really unique. Just because this pillow uses some techniques doesn't mean it is difficult! This is a great project for someone with basic to intermediate sewing skills.
Watercolor is another hot home decor trend, and if you like it, it's high time you used this technique to dye neutral pillows. I really like the summer inspired colors: pink, blue, yellow, they just scream the sky, the sun and juicy fruits. Watch the video tutorial and make your pillows for this summer!
Watermelon is no less summery than strawberries, and using such a print for summer decoration is a great idea to freshen up and add a cheerful touch. Take a white pillowcase and some neon markings and make a watermelon slice pillow - no difficult dyeing or sewing required!
Wind turbines are the epitome of summer, aren't they? And they're such a staple food for quilters. Even if you've never quilted, you can make windmills without needing any advanced sewing skills. Check out this pinwheel pillow tutorial!
What about some bold food-themed pillows for your interior renovation? These circus animal cookie pillows are going to nail it! They look like delicious cookies and are decorated in bright summer colors. I can't think of anything better to freshen up your interior. Plus, they fit into the room for children or adults.