Plant Propagation / Hanging Wall Vase / Upcycled Craft

11 Materials
5 Hours

I love freshly grown herbs, but I am terrible at growing anything from seeds, so I inevitably find myself buying new herb plants every spring only to watch them die off in the fall.

Did you know that some plants can be grown from leaf clippings? I had never tried it. So, I was super happy to find out how easy it is to start plant clippings in water. Plus, it’s free, which is another bonus. So I am hooked.

The problem was the unsightly bottles that I used to stick my leaf cuttings in.

So I set out to design a more attractive way to propagate my plants. With what else but recycled materials. I love to make all kinds of upcycled crafts so I hope you will check out some of my other projects.

The wall hangings are made from old pieces of fence, rusted tin cans, and an empty tabasco bottle.

The lid of the can is used for the base to hold the bottle and then a strap is made from a folded strip of the tin can.

An L bracket is used to hold the tin can lid to the fence post using pop rivets.

Then the metal pieces are attached to the wood fence piece using small screws.

The final step is to add a coat of minwax polycrylic to seal the metal and the wood.

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Happy Upcycling,


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