Succulent

Baby Shower Favors

Planning a Baby Shower

Succulents make such a cute baby shower or wedding shower favor. Plus, they are fun and easy to make. Just follow the steps below for inspiration and easy DIY instructions!

1. Find your Inspiration

Below are some of my favorite Pins from Pinterest to inspire you! Just click on the image to see the image credits and to save to your own Pinterest board. 

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2. Select Your Succulents

Visit your local nursery or yes, you can even order succulents online. Find the variety and pack size that fits your occasion. Below are a few of my favorite varieties from Amazon. Just click on the images to see more buying options.

The Cal Farms Succulents are my favorite succulents from Amazon. They are beautiful, well priced, and highly reviewed. After comparing the prices with my local nursery, these succulents were about half the price. Of course, prices do vary by area and your local nursery may not be as expensive as mine. Be sure to look through the photos in reviews for more inspiration.

The Plants for Pets Succulents are also a beautiful variety of succulents that are highly rated by reviewers. 

These San Diego Miniature Succulents are a gorgeous option. I love the variety you receive and how decorative they look. 

3. Select your Container or Wrap

Select a container that fits your theme and style. You can go as simple as wrapping your succulent in paper or burlap, or you can place your succulent into a glass, clay, ceramic, or metal container. They are all adorable so the choice is yours! Just make sure that the container is larger than the size of your succulents. The succulents above are 2 to 2.5 inches in size. 

Terracotta clay pots are a great option because you can either leave them their natural color or you can paint them to match your theme. Visit our Pinterest board for posts on how to paint or age your pots.

Mini metal buckets are also a cute option. Finish off the bucket with some twine and you are done.

*Most buckets do not have a drain hole which is not recommended because of potential over watering. Some users have drilled their own drain hole in the buckets. Others have kept the succulent in the original packaging and just place it in the bucket. This makes it easy for the guest to replant the succulent if they choose to do so. 

Instead of a container, wrap your succulent in paper or burlap. Just follow the steps below:

Step 1: For a 3-inch succulent, cut a 7-inch x 7-inch square piece of paper or burlap.

Step 2: Place your succulent in the middle of your cut piece and fold the edges up, one at a time.

Step 3: Secure with a piece of twine.

Watch this video for a visual.

Some of our other favorite options:
4. Add a Thank You or Saying

As a special touch, add a thank you tag or a cute saying such Baby in Bloom and Watch Me Grow. You can either make your own tags or purchase premade tags or flags from Amazon, Etsy, or other stores.

5. Display Options

Display your succulent favors on a table, shelf, old ladder, or even mixed in with your decor. You can also display a sign with a thank you and cute saying.

6. Additonal Supplies

Depending on the size of your succulent and container, you may need some additional soil or rocks to finish it. 

7. Putting it All Together

Once you have all your supplies bought, it is time to put your succulent favors together!

1. If you are going to plant your succulent in another pot, read the instruction that comes with your succulent (if provided). Generally, they will recommend placing some soil or rocks in the bottom of the pot and then add a little water to the bottom of the container to keep your succulent moist.

 

2. Gently place the succulent in the container and press the soil down.

 

3. Add more soil or rocks as needed.

 

4. Add your container decorations, tag and/or flag.

5. Display your succulent favors.

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