Fill the pot with potting soil about 2/3 full.
Fill the pot with potting soil up to about 1" from the lip of the pot. Press the soil.
And, voila! Now you have 2.
Most house plants will work. Here's another article with instructions on how to propagate house plants.
Use the cut stems to decorate your house. While you're waiting for the roots to grow, you can use the stems as greenery for your home. Just find some nice looking vases to keep them in.