One of the most important things to us during our wedding planning adventure was to try to plan an amazing, fun, personal wedding without creating a ton of unnecessary waste. That goal extended to everything from food and drinks to wedding party gifts and reception decor. For dinner, I knew I wanted to serve it family-style with people sharing big plates of food, so there was going to be very little real estate to work with when it came to table decor. But, I also knew I wanted the dining room to feel special and to flow with the rest of our rustic, vintage summer-garden styled decor.
After many months of scouring Pinterest boards, I came up with our potted herb centerpieces. We planted a mix of herbs that smelled amazing, looked beautiful and doubled as favors for special guests to take home! Twenty center-pieces ended up costing us around $150 and the best part? No waste!
DIY Herb Centerpieces
For the Centerpieces:
Now read this carefully, because it's super complicated: Grab a terra cotta pot, put in some potting soil, add a few herbs, cover with potting soil. Repeat. Pat yourself on the back and cross "centerpieces" off your to-do list.
For the Table Numbers:
Grab your grocery bags and cut out triangles in whatever size you fancy - its easy to make a template and then cut them all out at once so you know they'll all be roughly the same size! Use the hole punch to make two holes on the straight side of the triangle (this is where you'll thread the bamboo skewer. Ask someone with neat handwriting to write numbers in the white gel pen on each side (or if you have great handwriting, go for it!) Or if you want to be super neat, find yourself a stencil!
Hi! I'm Erin.
I'm a working mama, wife, writer and owner of a little red house. I'm trying to sort through the noise and live a life that is genuine, happy and grounded in simplicity.