DIY Propagation Station From Scrap Wood

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30 Minutes

Home plants are all the rage right now. And if you’re going to have home plants you definitely need a DIY propagation station! So let’s make one.

I’ve been wanting a propagation station for a little while now. They are so cute and it’s a great way to get free plants!

If you haven’t propagated your own plants, you should definitely do it! I’ve been propagating succulents in my backyard for over a year.

This DIY propagation station from scrap wood is so easy to make. I also used some bottles I already had from Target’s dollar section. So this project was completely free!

If you want a different look, you can use the propagation tubes to make this propagation station. Or any bottle will work.

I had plywood circles that I had used to make some art for Bugs room and decided to repurpose those. They were 14″ circles and I cut one in half to make the 2 semi circles.

To hold the bottles, we used 1×2 that we had used in the bathroom. I traced the bottles onto the 1×2 and then John cut it out to make sure the bottles would fit snuggly.

Because the bottles are bigger on the bottom and then kind of hour glass shaped, we cut the front out of the wood so that we could slide the bottles in and out from the front.

Then attached the 1×2’s to the semicircle with a  nail gun. I chose to paint the whole thing black, but you could easily stain it.

The semicircles can be displayed either way, with the round down, or up, or one of each! Which is what I did in my kitchen.

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  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Dec 11, 2020

    Such a pretty project for propagating, like a fine work of art! Wherever did you find those beautiful, unique bottles (vases?)

  • Lisa West Lisa West on Dec 18, 2020

    Love those bottles. Where did you find those little gems? Even dollar tree doesn't have any thing like those. Such a great idea to. Thank you for sharing.

  • Mindy Mindy on Dec 21, 2021

    Beautiful!!!! How did you attach them to the wall?

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  • Grace Beals Grace Beals on Dec 11, 2020

    wow! Awesome project & EZ TOO!

    That is exactly what I’ld Better do.

    Bless you for sharing ☘️

  • MB MB on Dec 21, 2021

    Terriffic idea for displaying them. I use empty oiu yogurtgurt jars my friend fave me after I said no. I love to craft but have no room for more things. After sneaking them in for my birthday surprise I decided to use them for propagading and new seeds. I plce them on the window sill. I didnmt want to use the sill but that’s where the light is. No more room for another horizontal furniture innour space or walls. But it was that or never getting to do them. I’ve gifted so many plants and have been very happy. You’ve made a beautiful design of yours. Thank you for sharing.