Projects don’t always have to be super elaborate and time-consuming. We’ve been really into propagating plants lately and we wanted to build a three tiered propagating plant stand to keep an eye on our experiments. We made this three tiered propagating plant stand out of scrap plywood, dowels, mason jars and a couple of great Rust-oleum products.
Three Tiered Propagating Plant Stand
What you need:
- Three 8″x8″ pieces of 3/4″ plywood
- Four 1/2″ dowels
- Three mason jars
- Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass Spray Paint
- Rust-Oleum’s Varathane Weathered Wood Accelerator
We started by cutting our plywood into three 8″x8″ square pieces. Then we drilled four 1/2″ holes into the corners each one inch in and traced the top of the mason jars onto the center of each piece and used a jig saw to cut out the circle.
After sanding everything down, we used Rust-Oleum’s Varathane Weathered Wood Accelerator on the boards and the dowels to give it a new look. The Weathered Wood Accelerator gives the wood a cool weathered grey look that goes really well with our overall decor.
While the stain was setting, we spray painted the mason jars with the Rust-Oleum Frosted Glass spray paint. The frosted glass look is really cool and looks clean while allowing you to partially see through it.
When it was all dry we pushed, pulled and hammered the dowels through the holes so each piece of wood was eight inches apart. Because the dowels were so tight, there was no need for anything else to keep the pieces up.
All we did then was drop the jars in, fill them with water and pop in three different plants that propagate well.
Check out all the details in this video:
Check out our tutorial for how to make a hanging plant shelf!
This project was quick and easy and can be easily replicated in your home. We loved participating in Rust-Oleum’s challenge and are looking forward to a big win!
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