How to Make a Mini Greenhouse Using Picture Frames

Inexpensive picture frames are good for more than just holding family photos. Channel your inner architect with this fun DIY terrarium project.

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Using a hot glue gun and moss build a greenhouse fit your favorite houseplants.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Tools and Materials

  • (6) picture frames
  • hot glue gun + hot glue
  • reindeer moss
  • small plant

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Remove the back of the picture frames and discard. Depending on the frame, you may have to glue the glass to the frame to hold it in place.

Use a hot glue gun to attach the four frames together for the base of the greenhouse. You'll probably have to hold the frames a few minutes while the glue sets. Leave the bottom open.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Create a roof for the greenhouse using two frames. Attach the frames to the sides and where they meet at the peak of the roof.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Use decorative reindeer moss to cover the joints of the greenhouse. Attach it using hot glue or craft glue. This covers imperfections and also gives the frames an organic feel.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Slip a small plant or two into your new DIY terrarium.

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