Propagating plants can be super fun. It’s also a great way to add more greenery to your space for free. While there’s nothing wrong with letting your plant cuttings root in plain glass jars and bottles, you can also take things up a notch by making your own macrame propagation station
Juliet, the Philippines-based YouTuber behind the channel Missus Nightowl, is a pro at all things macrame. When she decided to try her hand at dressing up her propagation bottles, the final result was nothing short of Instagram-worthy. “I set up a propagation station in my studio,” she said in the video. “I reused empty jars and bottles I have at home as my propagation jars. To make it look more boho-ish, I incorporated macrame into it.”
Some of her favorite plants to propagate are ones you might already have at home: aloe vera, pothos, and snake plants. They tend to take well to propagation, making the process easy. But before you snip off your cuttings, first grab some macrame rope—or whatever string you have on hand—and settle in for a little crafting session.
Even though anything macrame-related seems complicated, don’t worry—Juliet goes through the process of making a macrame propagation station step-by-step in the video below. Her video is also super relaxing: It’s a silent vlog with no talking. Instead, you’ll find very soothing, meditative music. (Aka maybe the best way to wind down after a long day.)
Once your macrame propagation station is ready to go, place one cutting in each jar with some water. You should see roots start to form in a few weeks. Once the roots get to about 1 to 2 inches long, they can be potted and you can use your pretty jars with a brand-new batch.
Press play and follow along as you make your own macrame propagation station: