DIY Succulent Chalkboard Place Card Setting

This lovely DIY Succulent Chalkboard Place Card Setting can be used for any party, for any season, and can even be sent home as a party favor!

Succulent Place Card Settings
Tonight is the only night this summer our family of 5 will be together for a meal, so I’m determined to make it fun and memorable! Everyone is going in different directions this summer, one son to China, the other home from college, our daughter headed to Mexico to build houses, and my husband and I will be going to Africa, where he’ll be speaking and helping free Africa bullying. We’ll be scattered, but in our hearts, we’ll be together. The love of a family goes deep and I never want to take our moments together for granted.

Succulent Place Card Settings

My daughter came up with this simple, creative idea for making DIY succulent chalkboard place card setting, which (big smile) we didn’t really need for our family (I think we know each other? LOL).

But it’s a clever idea that I’m using for our next dinner party!

Succulent Place Card Settings

So easy.

She gathered succulents from our yard, using clear Dollar Store votive glasses, chalkboard paint–all with the help of her kitty, Hobbes, who never leaves her side.

Succulent Place Card Settings

Our pets are a huge part of our lives. So it’s fun when they end up in our photos, or on Instagram.

Succulent Place Card Settings

I love Abby’s creation. So simple and sweet. We set the table with a pretty tablecloth, and geared up for a great night ahead!

Love succulents.

Succulents are living plants and to me say blessings, hope ….. LIFE!

Succulent Place Card Settings

Keeping the table informal, yet sophisticated, I love how it all came together.

DIY Succulent Chalkboard Place Card Setting

Here’s the steps on how Abby made these.

DIY Succulent Chalkboard Place Card Setting

How to make DIY Succulent Chalkboard Place Card Settings:


6 clear glass votive holders
Chalkboard paint

Spray the clear glass votives with chalkboard paint. Allow to dry for a few hours.

Spoon dirt into each vase.

Remove a tiny succulent from the garden bed and plant in the container.

Write on the outside of each vase with chalk, the name of each guest.

Why not make the table fun with an eye-catching place card setting? For your next dinner party, this is a great idea and better yet, they can double as darling party favors to send home with your guests! Cool!

What’s the simplest place card idea that you have used?

More place card setting ideas:

Twig Wreath Place Card {Spool and Spoon}

Flag Place Card Setting {fun for the 4th of July!)

Wood (tree) Coaster Place Setting

Chalkboard Wine Glass Place Card Setting

Wood Chip Place Card Holder {Julie Blanner}

Floral Frog Place Card Holder {Chris Nease}

Neon Pink Place Card Holder {Camille Styles}

Evergreen Place Card

Easy Sprig Place Card {Glitter Guide}

Sunflower Place Card {The Knot}

A simple Pear Place Card {Camille Styles}

35 Clever Place Card Ideas

3 comments on “DIY Succulent Chalkboard Place Card Setting”

  1. Such a great idea! Plus you have sparked an idea for another great chalkboard place card setting …. I will sure link back. Hugs!

  2. Dear Sandy,
    What an adorable idea! Thanks sooo much for sharing. I just love to create a beautiful table, whether indoors or out!
    Where, or where did you find such a bright n beautiful tablecloth? I love to use printed tablecloths to bring color and/or a theme to the setting.
    Neat tip: I don’t like ironing, due to problems w/my hands but I love using pretty cloth tablecloths, just the same. I have some sweet vintage ones from the ’40’s & ’50’s. I buy heavy-weight clear plastic from off the roll at Hobby Lobby (or Wal-Mart) in the appropriate length to cover my tables. Placed over the cloth tablecloth, it enables us to still enjoy the beauty but we can relax about any little accidental spills.
    I always look forward to your posts. Be blessed! –Carolyn.

  3. Such a simple and fun idea! Really like the use of chalkboard paint because they’re so easy to reuse.

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