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DIY Succulent Pail Favors Collaboration with Michaels®

I am really excited to share this DIY modern succulent pail favor project with you! I partnered with Michaels® to show you how to create these adorable favors step by step. The little succulent pails can be favors, or also serve as escort/place cards. You can easily customize the ribbon and sign colors to match your wedding palette. You might also consider including care directions for your guests so they can grow their succulent and eventually re-plant it in a larger container. Since the succulents are living plants, the favors can be assembled weeks ahead of the wedding and maintained with a little plant care.

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  • Celebrate It™ Galvanized Pail Set (12 mini pails each)
  • Celebrate It™ 360 ribbon in three shades of selected color
  • Wooden Dowels or Craft Sticks
  • Card Stock
  • Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks
  • Potting Soil
  • Small Decorative Stones
  • Scissors
  • Succulent Plant

Step 1: Measure needed ribbon length to go around the small pails. Cut strips to length from each color of ribbon.

Step 2: Put a small dab of hot glue on the back of the pail and affix one end of the darkest ribbon. Pull the ribbon around the pail, sloping upward slightly toward the back to account for the curvature of the pail. Glue the end of the ribbon in place. Repeat with the other two ribbon colors, slightly overlapping each over the last.

Step 3: Cut a small piece of ribbon and glue it over the ribbon ends to give a more finished look to the back of the pail.

Step 4: Separate small buds off of your succulent plant. Try to get a little bit of root with each one. Fill each pail to the top with potting soil.

Step 5: Place a few decorative stones around the edges of the soil. Make a small hole and place the succulent in the soil.

Step 6: Create sign artwork on your computer. My signs are 1.5″ square. Print both sides of the signs on card stock and cut to size. Gather your wooden craft sticks and trim them to length, if needed.

Step 7: Place a dab of hot glue on the back of the front sign, affix the wooden stick. Add a bit more glue to the center and sides of the card stock and apply the backside of the sign.

Step 8: Place your signs in the pails and admire your work!

Images and execution by Kate

A big thank you to Michaels® for sponsoring this post!

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Our Wedding: DIY Letterpress Image Update

I finally updated our DIY “letterpress” invitation posts with improved images. The old images were so embarrassingly bad that I deleted them completely! Check out all of our updated DIY letterpress results in the following posts:

Image by Kate

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DIY: How to make your own lined envelopes

A few weeks ago, I created holiday cards for a few of my fellow TWIPS that included lined envelopes. Today, I want share with you how easy it is to make your own customized lined envelopes! I made about 130 custom lined envelopes for our wedding invitations in the same way described below (but with my own template), and it was a very manageable project.


  • Decorative paper (I am using scrapbook paper for this tutorial, but you could use all sorts of gorgeous papers, maps, book pages, sheet music…really anything!)
  • Envelopes (I am using A2 envelopes from Paper Source)
  • Scissors or an X-Acto Knife
  • A pencil
  • A glue stick
  • Optional: Envelope liner template (I am using an A2 template from Paper Source). If there isn’t a template available for your envelopes, it is quite easy to make one. Simply trace the shape of the envelope with the flap open on a sheet of cardboard or stiff paper, then use a ruler to measure in about 1/2″ from the outline of the flap area. Cut out and use as a template.

Step 1: With pencil, lightly trace your template onto your liner paper. I recommend tracing on the back of the paper so any marks will not show on your final product.

Step 2: Cut out your liner pieces.

Step 3: Slide one liner piece into an envelope, making sure it is pushed all the way to the bottom.

Step 4: Fold the envelope flap forward with the liner, creasing from one side to the other in one motion. Lift the envelope flap.

Step 5: Apply a thin line of glue around the perimeter of the exposed liner paper. Push the envelope flap back down over the liner and smooth. Place your envelope under a stack of books to keep the flap flat as the glue dries.

Step 6: Open and enjoy!

My “helper”:

All images by Kate Myhre

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