People are turning a $170 Ikea cabinet into DIY greenhouses for indoor plants

Brittany Goldwyn Merth transformed a $170 Fabrikor Ikea cabinet into a greenhouse for her indoor plants, and she said pretty much anyone could do it.

Her Ikea hack is part of a growing trend among plant enthusiasts.

Goldwyn Merth told Insider she wasn't the first person to transform an Ikea cabinet into a greenhouse. In fact, she doesn't even remember the first time she saw it done. 

"A lot of plant hobbyists use Ikea pieces to make greenhouses for their plants and their home," Goldwyn Merth said in a recent interview with Insider.

Goldwyn Merth decided to make her own rendition when she was struggling with a lack of humidity for some of her plants and found it surprisingly easy.

Goldwyn Merth houses both plants that require higher levels of humidity and plants that simply prefer it in her makeshift, see-through greenhouse. 

"I think a lot of houseplants are happier when they're a little bit more humid, too," she said. 

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