My best girlfriends and I recently threw a birthday party for one of our best friends. To save on cost and expenses, we crafted as much as possible. I made the cake topper and party centerpieces on a budget. This way, we were able to splurge on the food, cake, and fresh flowers. Perfect for a birthday or New Year’s party, here is how I made these recycled can centerpieces with succulents.
Time: 10-15 Minutes
My friend and I collected spaghetti sauce jars, and all kinds of cans including tuna cans and tomato paste cans. The smaller cans are perfect for succulents. Make sure to thoroughly clean and dry each container.
I started decorating them with a simple piece of colored paper.
Then I didn’t think that was enough so I layered colors and added ribbon and glittered scrapbook paper. Much better!
I filled each container with potting soil. I have an overgrown succulent garden, so I simply, cut off pieces and replanted them in the soil. Lastly, I watered each container. This can be done several days before the party.
I also saved some cans to use as flower vases and make small arrangements of fresh white flowers. I grouped them together along with glittered teal marque monogram letters I found at Hobby Lobby. They looked beautiful at the party and all the guests were able to take one or two home as party favors. I also thought these would be pretty for a New Year’s party.
In case you missed it, be sure to check out the glittered cake topper I make for the cake!