Little Cupcake Greenhouse – for the little gardener

Last week I went to Dollar Tree to pick up a couple things for my husband.  While I was there I remembered seeing these cupcakes carriers and I thought they would make a great greenhouse for Jala’s plants.


Here’s a closer look


Next, I was on the search for the right potting containers.  I tried a couple before I went along with the Styrofoam cups.  They’re easy to cut to fit the cupcake carrier, easy to poke holes in the bottom and when it’s time to transplant it’ll be an easy move.

Here’s the list of the things I used for this project.

Cupcake carrier -Dollar Tree
Styrofoam Cups- think these are 16 oz. cups.
Potting soil
Vegetable seeds of choice

First, cut the cups to fit inside the cupcake carrier. I placed the cup inside the carrier and used an X-acto knife (with the help of my son) to score where I needed to cut. 


After all the cups were cut to size we poked holes in the bottom of all the cups for proper drainage.

Next, Jala filled all the cups with potting soil.




The tedious part about this project was allowing the kids to choose the seeds they wanted to plant.  Good luck with that!  Make sure to read instructions on seed packets and plant as suggested.

As each of the seeds were planted in their cups, I labeled each one as we went along.  I removed a small portion of the backing from the label to wrap it around a toothpick. Don’t fret! If you don’t have a labeler, use a marker to write on the cups.



Lastly, water each cup and cover with the top.


Now, we watch the plants grow 🙂


Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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  1. How cute and it seems like the seedlings would be really well protected in there! I totally understand about the tedious-ness of letting the kids pick the seeds…we’ve planted everything I want to plant and my 5 year old STILL begs to plant more and more because he can’t make up his mind 😉

  2. Such a sweet project to do with your daughter. Gotta love a little mommy-Jala time!!

  3. What a great idea and it looks so cute!!

  4. This is such a great idea!
    I have been tryinig to figure out what to get to plant for my daughter and now I know just what to do to get started.
    The cups will be perfect to begin all this!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  5. Wishing your little one all the best with the seedlings! Some of mine have sprouted. Shortly I will transplant them to bigger containers because they’re still not ready to be outside. I tried peat pellets this year. *fingers crossed for both of us!*

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