Introduction: Window Propagation Station
- strong wire
- super glue
- wire cutters
- measuring tape
Step 1: Step One: Finding Your Jars
For this project you will need very small jars. I found mine at my local thrift store. They also need to have some sort of lip on them so they can be held up by the wire. I am using four jars, but you can use more or less than that.
Step 2: Step Two: Take Your Measurements
the measurements you need are
- how deep your window sill is
- how wide you want your propagation station
- how long you want your propagation station
Step 3: Step Three:starting Your Wire
first you will need to cut your wire, I cut off three feet for mine and had just the right amount of wiggle room
to find your wire length,take your measurements, double the depth and length, and multiply your width by 4. This will give you a little bit of extra room to work with.
Step 4: Step Four: Bending the Wire
start with measuring out half of the width of your propagation station. make a 90 degree bend in the wire. next measure out the depth of your propagation station, making another 90 degree bend. This bend should go down. Now measure out how long you want your station to be and make a 90 degree bend. this bend should bring the wire to the same direction as the beginning of the wire.
Step 5: Step Five: Wrap the Jars
now you can wrap the wire around the neck of your jars. You can space then out or have them close together. I only wrapped the wire around once, and left an inch of space before adding another jar.
Step 6: Step Six: Bending the Wire
once you have added all of the jars make a 90 degree bend in the wire going up. using the same measurements from before, make another 90 degree bend at how long you want the station to be, making sure that both sides are even. this bend should point backwards. Again making sure that both sides are even, make a final 90 degree turn so that both of the wire ends are parallel.
Step 7: Step Seven: Glue the Ends Together
you can either tape the ends together or hold then while the glue dries, but make sure that everything is even before glueing the ends together. To glue them together, overlap the ends about one inch and cut off any excess wire. tape them together very tight so they will not move while drying. Add a generous amount of superglue, making sure to coat the areas that are touching very well. allow the glue to dry before removing the tape.
Step 8: Step 8: Last Touches
after removing the tape, set your propagation station on the windowsill, and flatten out the wire in any spots that are not laying flat. Once you are able to have the station lay flat against the window sill, you are able to add water and small plants.