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I have always loved plants, being an agronomy and horticulture major in college… growing up on a farm… gardening… I just love the outdoors in general. My house is always full of house plants, so naturally I wanted to have live plants as decorations at our wedding. Milk glass has been very popular recently, and selling for good amounts online. You know that’s not where I got it though.
For a few months, I would pickup a few pieces here and there while at different thrift shops. Once we decided on green as an accent color for our wedding, it was fun to find some beautiful glass with green in it also! And how fun, we got married in March – so green was a no-brainer!
The most I spent on a single piece of glass or a vase was $2. Most of these I purchased for $0.50 – $1. Toward the end of our wedding reception we walked around to our guests and thanked them for sharing the evening with us & invited them to take one home. They were great wedding favors and guests were surprised that those were our favors. They were special, unique favors that would match just about anyone’s decor at home!
It has been fun a year later to see who has kept their succulent alive 😉 Happy Anniversary month babe!
Your tables can be gorgeous and done on a budget, sometimes you just have to use a little imagination, and some good thrift finding skills!
How to make your own succulent centerpieces
First I gathered up all of the “pots” that I wanted to use. I washed them with some gentle dish soap to clean the dust off of them and get them ready to house some cute little succulents!
I then used a measuring cup, just for ease of scooping… to scoop some succulent friendly soil into the pots. I used Miracle-Gro Cactus Palm and Citrus Potting Mix, 8-Quart (2 Pack). This potting soil is great for succulents and cactus plants both. How cute would cacti be for wedding centerpieces! Someone please do that and send me photos!
This is my favorite part – picking which plants go into which pots. The pack of succulents I got on Amazon had a ton of great reviews. I was skeptical about buying plants on Amazon, but for a March wedding, I couldn’t find them anywhere local here in Iowa. When the UPS man brought these to my door, I couldn’t open the box fast enough. They were gorgeous! I couldn’t have hoped for better looking plants. You can find them here: Shop Succulents | Assorted Collection of Live Succulent Plants, Hand Selected Variety Pack of Mini Succulents | Collection of 20
After I planted each one, it was time for water and fertilizer. I just used a “>simple spray bottle to give them a nice mist. You never want to over water succulents. I then followed the directions on the back of the fertilizer (Miracle-Gro Succulent Plant Food, 8 oz., For Succulents including Cacti, Jade, And Aloe, 1 Pack), and Viola! I hope this helps you envision how you could create your own live plant decorations for your wedding. Cactus, succulents, pansies, roses… there are all kinds of small plants that would be gorgeous to use as centerpieces or party favors. Happy planting!