Planning a bridal shower or reception can be time-consuming and expensive. But, it doesn’t have to be when you DIY succulents for favors and centerpieces.
I brought together items from around my home to use for favor containers and centerpieces on tables. I have a large collection of teacups, plates, and milk glass vases, and bowls. All of which can hold succulent plantings.
I used succulent cuttings and rosettes from Mountain Crest Gardens to fill in the milk glass bowls. But, if you’re wanting succulents in 2″ pots they have a great variety pack perfect for favors. I did place some pebbles at the bottom of the containers to help with drainage and then top-dressed it with some white aquarium gravel.
You can switch out the vintage plates for a different look and bring in a galvanized bucket and some burlap.
For this tall bucket, I used packing peanuts to fill up space and not waste soil.
For the cuttings of strings of beads and bananas, I used small rocks to hold them down in the dirt.
There are so many pots you can use for your favors. The small Coca-Cola glass I got at Dollar Tree for only 50 cents. A small Echeveria is a perfect plant for this size. The square and round glass vases are also from Dollar Tree. These plantings will last for months with the pebbles at the bottom to help with drainage.
For a quick and easy favor, you can use scrapbook paper to wrap around a 2″ pot. You can download the PDF file for the template below.
The “Let Love Grow” sign is part of a 5 piece set of instant downloads available in my Etsy shop. This set makes it so easy to have a cohesive look and theme. I do have a Weddings section in my shop for you to explore or you can check out this recent post on Bridal Shower Printables.
If you would like to take a closer look at these displays, you can watch my YouTube video below…
I hope these examples give you some inspiration for personalizing your event and saving some money along the way. To learn how to make succulent boutonnieres and headpieces check out my blog post and tutorial. I’ve also created a succulent bouquet, you can watch the full video tutorial here.