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DIY Place Cards

by | Aug 6, 2013 | Decorating Inspiration

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DIY Place Cards

Hi all! This is Michaela from Michaela Noelle Designs and I’m thrilled to be here at The Inspired Room today, sharing my first entertaining post with you. My goal through these posts is to give you simple and sweet ideas to use in your home for your next party, shower, family dinner, or holiday get togethers. I believe that design and entertaining is all in the details, so today I’m giving you an easy Do It Yourself project to create stylish place cards for your next gathering. And there’s a bonus! They can also double as party favors.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Mini terra cotta pots, small potted plants, paint, paint brush, place cards, pen, tape or glue.

DIY Place Cards

Step 1: Begin by painting your terra cotta pots in a cute pattern, or just paint the rim.  Although it appears more white in the images, I went with a soft blush pink paint color to keep it simple.

DIY Place Cards

Step 2: Pick up some name place cards to write your guest’s name on. These pretties are from Rifle Paper Co. Tape or glue them onto a wooden stick or thick toothpick.

DIY Place Cards

Step 3: Pot your mini plants and stick the name cards in the dirt.

DIY Place Cards

Step 4: Set your table with a few key pieces: flowers, cute plates, fun drinking goblets, napkins, colorful throw pillows, and the food.  This set up was for an afternoon girlfriend get together with fresh berries, homemade bread and jam. Yum!

DIY Place Cards

DIY Place Cards

DIY Place Cards

DIY Place Cards

DIY Place Cards

If this is the type of party where you want to give out favors or thank you goodies, then let your guests know they can take the plant with them when they leave. I, for one, would be giddy to take home a mini plant like this!

If you’d like to recreate this look, here are some sources:

Plates: West Elm

Silverware: West Elm

Napkins: World Market

Goblets: Garage sale find!

Terra cotta pots: Michaels

Mini kalanchoe plants: local nursery or Home Depot

Green bowl for fruit: Anthropologie

Pink ikat pillows: Lulu & Georgia

Hopefully this will inspire some summer entertaining!


  1. Kelly - Talk of the House

    VERY pretty party! All the pink is beautiful, and I love place cards with plants. Cute!

  2. Faith

    Easy, pretty, and gracious – what more do you need?

  3. Jill

    What a sweet and simple idea. Your table looks lovely!

  4. JoAnn

    Welcome Michaela What a great idea!! Love the idea of combining a place card with a favor. Everything is beautiful!!

  5. Beccy

    What a great idea. I love it that your guests can take home the plant too!

  6. Amy W

    So cute and adorable! I love the sweet floral print on the place cards. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Michaela

    So fun to create and share here with your readers :) Thanks for having me!!

  8. susie

    I love small craft projects like this! Great for adding a little something extra when you’re entertaining

  9. Shannon

    What a sweet DIY! That would make me feel special seeing my name in a little pot with a sweet tiny flower. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Tanya

    Yes, I love how its serves as a placecard and a favor. Killing two birds with one stone right there.

  11. Sarah

    I LOVE how this turned out! So cute for a party.

  12. Michelle

    This is so pretty and perfect for a girls get together. Us girls notice the effort that goes into the little touches :)

  13. Carissa

    Looks so gorgeous! Could those rifle paper co place cards be anything but perfect? Love love

  14. Julie


  15. Soiledrotten

    I absolutely love this!! Great job Melissa!

  16. Sharon

    How lovely! I don’t think it could be any prettier. I’m going to save this idea and use it one day :)

  17. Mimi

    What a simple yet very lovely place card holder/favor. The tablescape is stunning!

  18. Joanne

    Your craft idea was so simple, so easy and most of all how pretty what a great idea I so enjoy Melissa’s blog and it will be such fun to see your ideas Welcome aboard nice to meet you, joanne


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