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DIY plant propagation wall decor: Travertine and test tube plant propagation

The indoor plant trend is just as strong as ever and we are here for it! If you’re looking for an interesting way to display greenery in your home, or simply a more stylish way to propagate plants, look no further than our DIY plant propagation wall decor!

We’ve placed these travertine propagation tubes in Style Curator HQ and it’s definitely added a touch of calming and tranquil energy to the space. 

Check out our video tutorial or keep reading for the super simple step-by-step how-to instructions.

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Items you will need:

  • 1 piece of travertine tile
  • Test tubes (ours are from Etsy)
  • Super glue suitable for stone and glass


1. Smash a travertine tile into random shapes.

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Start by breaking up the tile into random shapes

2. Use a super strong super glue to attach the test tubes to the stone.

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Then use superglue to attach the test tube

3. Once dry, attach 3M Command picture hanging strips to the back of each piece and press down for 30 seconds.

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Once dry, use 3M Command picture hanging strips to attach them to your wall

4. Attach them on the wall in a layout to suit your space, pressing them firmly against the wall for another 30 seconds.

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You can position them however you like to create your desired effect

5. Once you are happy with the layout, carefully remove the propagation decor and press each strip down for an additional 30 seconds and wait 1 hour for adhesive to bond.

Then fill your test tubes with water and plant cuttings and reattach them onto the wall.

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Fill with water
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And place your plant cuttings inside
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Such a simple and affordable DIY decorating project to add interest to your walls

Will you try our plant propagation wall decor DIY? Share a photo with us if you do! You’ll mostly find me on Instagram or you can email it to hello@stylecurator.com.au.

Find more DIY ideas here

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Gina Beschorner Style Curator

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