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DIY Propagation Station from Scrap Wood

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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.

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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.

Recently, I started propagating my house plants. I’ve been growing them on my kitchen counter and it’s been getting a little crowded! If you’re interesting in propagating houseplants, be sure to check out these great propagation guides from Just Houseplants.

I knew I wanted to do a DIY propagation station and decided to utilize all the scrap wood we have to make one.

DIY Propagation Station

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.

Yield: 2

DIY Propagation Station from Scrap Wood

DIY Propagation Station from Scrap Wood

How to make a semicircular hanging propagation station with scrap wood.

Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $20

Materials

Instructions

  1. Cut the 14" plywood circle in half so that you have 2 semicircles
  2. Cut the 1x2's down to 14"
  3. Mark where the bottles will slide in and use a jigsaw to cut out the notches.
  4. Make sure the bottles slide in and fit well
  5. Use a nail gun to attach the 1x2 to the semicircle
  6. Paint or stain your piece and then put the bottles into their slots!
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