It’s the time of year where my two daughters have their birthdays. I always like to think of unique gifts to give them and this is what I happened to come up with for my oldest. She loves house plants and has really developed an interest in learning about taking care of and propagating them. She doesn’t have a special vase for propagation, so this will be just that. A scrap piece of baseboard was my main inspiration to make this propagation wall vase. It obviously came from an old home and I love the chunky paint layers on it, especially the pink color on top. Since it was an older piece, I did cover it with many coats of sealer to keep the paint in place and protect it from water.
- Wood Block (I used an old baseboard piece that measured 4.5″ x 9.5″)
- Test Tube (found mine in dollar section at Michaels)
- 1″ x 4″ piece of leather (or other durable material, ex: vinyl)
- 2 Black Cut Tacks (these are the ones I used)
- Sawtooth Hanger (or other hanging hardware)
- Glue Gun/Glue
- Ruler (if needed)
Heat up the glue gun and determine where you want the tube to sit. I used a ruler to make sure it was centered on mine. Then use the glue gun to tack the leather strip on each side where it sits on the wood. You want it to be snug around the tube that it won’t fall but not so tight that it can’t be removed.
Remove the tube and then hammer in a cut tack on each side. This will secure it very well and looks nice.
Use the hammer to add a sawtooth hanger on the back or add some other type of hanging hardware.
Now it’s all ready to go on the wall. Once hung, you can add water to the tube and put it in place on the board. I added a plant cutting to this one for my daughter to be able to experiment with plant propagation. I can’t wait to see how this works for her.