Personalized Plant Place Settings That Double as Favors

Thank guests with these custom herb planter favors that do double duty as rustic, aromatic place cards.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Materials Needed

Makes 1 place setting

  • 4" herb plant
  • tin pot
  • metallic cardstock
  • metal letter stamps
  • hammer
  • cutting mat
  • flat-head screwdriver
  • utility knife
  • ruler
  • adhesive
  • paper plate
  • 3/16" wooden dowel (approximately 7")
  • snips
  • paintbrush
  • black acrylic paint

Add Herb to Planter

Using a hammer and flat-head screwdriver, carefully punch two small holes in the bottom of the pot to add proper drainage (Image 1, 2). Then, transfer the herb into the planter (Image 3).

Cut Cardstock

Lay the cardstock on the cutting mat and mark it at 1/2-inch increments. Then, using a utility knife and ruler as your guide, cut the cardstock into 1/2-inch-thick strips (Image 1). Cut the strips into two 1/2-inch-long name tags (Image 2).

Stamp the Tags

Stamp your guest's name onto the name tag one letter at a time using the metal letter stamps.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Trims the Tags

Once the name is stamped, trim a "V" out of the right end of the tag using the utility knife.

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

Assemble Tags

Using a paintbrush, paint the dowel black and let dry. Then, using snips, cut the dowel into a 7-inch length (Image 1). Add a bead of glue at the end of each dowel (Image 2), then place the tag face down. Press the dowel against the tag until the glue is cured (Image 3).

Stake Into Plant

Once dry, insert the stake into the plant. This unique and fragrant place setting favor is ready to impress!

Photo by: Tomas Espinoza

Tomas Espinoza

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