DIY Succulent Place Card Holders

DIY Succulent Place Card Holders - Beacon Lane Blog

These cute DIY Succulent Place Card Holders are totally on-trend and super easy to make! Succulents have quickly become a top element to incorporate in wedding decor, and we love their organic, almost effortlessly-chic vibe. Perfect for outdoor or backyard weddings, they help bring in the soft greens of a natural setting.

 

 

Our Desert Love flat place cards and matching invite compliment the planters in color and style – especially if you choose a few different kinds of succulents to use! The slight variation in  textural details adds an eclectic, unique look to your tablescape.

With just a small list of materials and store-bought potted succulents needed, these decorations come together rather quickly. No green thumb needed!

Follow along below for the full tutorial!

DIY Succulent Place Card Holders - Beacon Lane Blog

STEP 1

Gather materials. You’ll need a variety of small succulents (garden/hardware stores like Lowes and Home Depot have a large selection), mercury glass votive holders (Michaels Craft Stores has these in multiple sizes and colors), personalized favor tags/place cards, roundnose pliers/wire cutters, and craft wire (you can find this at any craft store in the beading and/or floral aisle). You might also need some potting soil, depending on how large your succulents/containers are.

DIY Succulent Place Card Holders - Beacon Lane Blog

STEP 2

Gently remove the succulent from the plastic pot.

DIY Succulent Place Card Holders - Beacon Lane Blog

STEP 3

Add a spoonful of potting soil at the bottom of your votive holder.

DIY Succulent Place Card Holders - Beacon Lane Blog

STEP 4

Place your succulent into the votive holder and fill around the succulent with more potting soil if necessary. A small spoon for scooping is super helpful here!

DIY Succulent Place Card Holders - Beacon Lane Blog

DIY Succulent Place Card Holders - Beacon Lane Blog

STEP 5

Repeat with the other succulents and votive holders. We love mixing  succulent types for some variation!

DIY Succulent Place Card Holders - Beacon Lane Blog

STEP 6

To create the wire holders, simply cut an 8″ piece of craft wire, and use the roundnose pliers to bend a spiral at one end. Straighten the other end and cut a few inches down from your spiral to create a “pick”. Insert your personalized favor tag/place card in the spiral.

DIY Succulent Place Card Holders - Beacon Lane Blog

STEP 7

Simply stick your holder in the dirt next to the succulent to finish. Place behind the actual succulent (as opposed to straight down the middle) to avoid damage to the plant!

DIY Succulent Place Card Holders - Beacon Lane Blog

You’ll want to create this project the day before or day of your event, to keep the plants at their freshest.

DIY Succulent Place Card Holders - Beacon Lane Blog

We love that the guests can take these favors home, and re-pot as they wish! The succulents will need proper drainage and special soil to keep them healthy.

If mercury glass isn’t your style, feel free to use terra cotta or white clay pots for a different look. They have a wide variety of small pots at your local craft store or hardware/garden center! Same deal with the succulents – if you prefer a different type of flower or plant, choose accordingly!

DIY Succulent Place Card Holders - Beacon Lane Blog

Have fun creating these pieces!

Desert Love wedding Invitations

Interested in this design? Click below to order a free sample and to learn more!

 

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