Monday, June 6, 2011

Upcycling: plastic greenhouses

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I’ve been saving a couple of plastic trays – you know, the kind that come with store-bought breakfast rolls – the rolls are yummy, not like homemade yummy but still pretty good.  I saved the trays with an idea to make some greenhouses.



I recalled a post I had seen over at Michelle Made Me. Michele made some amazing Christmas Ornaments out of sheets of plastic. Michele is an upcycling extraordinaire.

Photo courtesy of Michele Made Me
Photo courtesy of Michele Made Me
Inspired by Michele’s miniature ornaments, I made some greenhouses large enough to cover the smallest size terra cotta pot.


The plastic cylinder is a parmesan cheese container (the kind you sprinkle not freshly grate onto your pasta).
The rectangular greenhouse is made out of a leftover plastic box top.


The greenhouse roofs are made from the breakfast roll trays.


Store bought breakfast rolls and parmesan cheese – a lot of calories went into making these greenhouses.


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19 comments :

  1. I love your greenhouse idea.. If I have the patience for starting plants from seed, I would put plastic wrap over the top...

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  2. Brilliant idea, and it LOOKS pretty! What a good excuse I'll have now to buy my favorite cheese rolls! LOL!

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  3. great idea!! I so wish I had a green thumb--connie, measuredbytheheart.com

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  4. lovely and brilliant....i love greenhouses and now maybe I can make one too! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday and I'll try to make it to your party, though Tuesday night/Wednesday is a Jewish holiday so things are a bit hectic . All the best!

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  5. This is such a pretty idea! I am always saving different cartons for different crafty projects. I love gardening and this would be perfect! Thanks for sharing :) I am your newest follower via Homemaker on a Dime's blog hop. I invite you to check out my blog wethreedyes.blogspot.com

    Cheers!

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  6. Are the greenhouses enclosed or are they mostly decorative? They look beautiful in either case!

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  7. I love this! Another amazing (green! natural/outdoorsy!) idea! : )

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  8. Great idea! I love recycling. :)

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  9. What a smart idea! I love it!

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  10. Calories are good. Calor is the latin word for warmth, and come winter, you'll be glad for every extra bit of heat you have stored ;)
    Plus, those little heat bombs seem to do your plants good, too. I could kick myself for acquiring a little plant propagator kit when I could have used trash- am I mad to throw money away like that??
    Lovin' your photography, as always. You have some mad skills, Carolyn!
    If you will excuse me, I have to hunt down some discarded plastic bottles to turn into green houses for cat nip!

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  11. what a cute idea so super cool come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  12. Would love to see you link up at my new party that will run through Sunday!

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/party-mindie-style-link-up-1.html

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  13. These are so cool, I love them! Pretty and eco and kinda chic, too!

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  14. Carolyn, Your greenhouse are darling. Love that you used recycled material...fantastic idea. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase. I am a little behind commenting - as I have featured this last week. Hope you are enjoying your weekend ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  15. Brilliant! I love that it is truly a green greenhouse! :)

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  16. That is awesome! Great job. Stumbled you :)

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  17. Thanks for linking up at Bacon Time. Wow for a first party I can't believe we had over 300 links. Can't wait to see what you share next week. I have a special give away planned just for the linkers at the party. I would love it if you would add the party button to your collection!

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  18. I just found your blog over at michele made me and think these little greenhouses are brilliant. I'm your newest follower and really looking forward to looking more around your blog.

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