Earlier today, French Knot Studios and Izzy Hudgins Photography shared this gorgeous modern New Year’s Eve shoot, and we have to admit we had our eye on the unbelievably cute succulent planters. Luckily for us, Audrey of French Knot is here with us to share these beautiful centerpieces! Bonus tip – these also double as great favors for your guests to take home at the end of the night.

DIY Pipe Planter Favors - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/a-modern-new-years-celebration

The simple succulent centerpieces are so easy to make, and your guests can take them home at the end of the evening. Wedding DIYs can be tricky given a short time frame, but as long as you provide adequate water and light, these cuties can be made well in advance of the wedding.

DIY Pipe Planter Favors - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-succulent-planter

For this project, you will need:
– 2″, 3″, and 4″ PVC Pipe
– Test caps to match the diameters
– PVC Primer and adhesive (sold as a set)
– Spray Paint
– Drill with at least 1/4″ drill bit
– Miter saw or hack saw, but the power tool is lots faster
– Spray Paint
– Succulent and/or cactus potting mix
– Succulents and/or catci
– Scrapbook or wrapping paper, optional

DIY Pipe Planter Favors - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-succulent-planter

DIY Pipe Planter Favors - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-succulent-planter

DIY Pipe Planter Favors - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-succulent-planter

Instructions:
1. Mark the PVC pipe with the height you would like. We used whole inches from 2 to 6.
2. Cut the PVC at the marks.
3. Use the PVC primer and adhesive in a well ventilated area. Swab the end of each tube and the edge of each cap.

DIY Pipe Planter Favors - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-succulent-planter
4. Fit the matching tube with the matching cap. They will adhere almost instantly.
5. Drill 1-3 drainage holes in the bottom of each planter.

DIY Pipe Planter Favors - photo by Izzy Hudgins Photography http://ruffledblog.com/diy-succulent-planter
6. Spray paint. Be sure to cover the top edge and just inside the top so no white will show when filled with dirt and plants.
7. Fill with potting mix and plant 1-3 succulents in each planter. The 4″ diameter pipes may need more than one plant if you purchased small ones.
8. Water and care for your plants until your wedding week.
9. Cut paper to fit, varying the height of each. Tape or glue around your planters.

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2 comments
  • Love this idea. More like this please!

  • Lauren at Vows and Valor

    These would make such nice wedding favors! It’s a nice idea to give something that will last well beyond your wedding day!