Today’s DIY contest entry comes from Melanie Blodgett of You Are My Fave. We love the idea of incorporating plants as your wedding favor, whether it’s fruit (seen here), herbs, or even flowers!
Reminder: Our DIY Favor Contest is still open to submissions! Submit any and all wedding favor ideas by April 3rd.

diy wedding favors tin can plants

diy wedding favors tin can plants

– sheet metal or a piece of wood painted with magnetic primer
– empty tin cans, label removed
– twine
– tags
– stamp (or just pretty handwriting)
– strong magnets
– strawberry plants and soil (herbs, wheat grass, moss or flowers would work well too)
– mini flag (made with a skewer and ribbon)

1. Paint the piece of wood with two coats of the magnetic primer and let dry.

2. Remove labels from tin cans and wash thoroughly and let dry.

diy wedding favors tin can plants

3. Stamp the tags and attach to the tin cans by knotting a piece of twine.

diy wedding favors tin can plants

4. Fill the can with soil and top with the strawberry plants. Stick the end of the skewer into the soil with the flag hanging over top.

diy wedding favors tin can plants

5. Attach two magnets to the back of the can and display in rows on the magnetized board for your guests to grab on the way out.

diy wedding favors tin can plants


Comments (10):

  • Cherie Kolin on July 26, 2012

    You should definitely poke a hole or 2 on the bottom of the tin cans prior to planting so that they are able to drain when watered... otherwise they are not going to last too long!
  • miya on March 27, 2011

    for anyone who is curious- the cute fabric is from liberty of london's tana lawn collection :)
  • Sara on March 26, 2011

    This is super cute - I'm not getting married but I kind of want to do this in my apartment. The magnetic board is a great way to grow more plants in a smaller space. Thanks for sharing!
  • Michael and Anna Costa on March 25, 2011

    Such an eco-cute idea!
  • Heather on March 22, 2011

    Really cute! I'm going to use these for my herbs on my kitchen counter. :)
  • Naomi on March 21, 2011

    Such a great idea...and easy, too!
  • Jenny @ Hank + Hunt on March 19, 2011

    I LOVE this! I want to make one and hang it on the side of my fridge!
  • Rose on March 19, 2011

    What an unusual idea. This would be very memorable indeed. Thanks for sharing!
  • Jessica on March 18, 2011

    LOVE LOVE this! The magnetic board is such a great way to display these favors! I will be incorporating this in my wedding for sure!
  • RobbieLee at Chickiedee on March 18, 2011

    So cute n so very clever!!! I love them to pieces!


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