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Cactus Place Cards & Favors

Love by Lynzie

An inexpensive, colourful and double duty place card and favour!

Photo Credit: Richelle Hunter



  • Mini cactuses (we found ours at Home Depot and Ikea)
  • Potting soil
  • Clean tin cans
  • Neon coloured string
  • Double sided tape or Hot glue
  • Toothpicks
  • Neon paper

How to make it

Step 1: Apply a small portion of double side tape or hot glue to a clean tin can. Starting at the top of the can, affix the end of the neon string to the tape or glue and begin wrapping the string evenly around the can. We created a random pattern alternating between orange and pink string. Finish each piece of string by pressing it firmly to the double sided tape or affixing another small dab of glue. Be sure to keep all glue/tape in one line along the back of the can for a cleaner look.

Step 2: Fill the bottom of the can with potting soil. Transfer your cactus from the original packaging to the can. Remember, cacti don’t need much water so a drop or two will do. Add a bit more potting soil around the edges of the cactus until the can is full.

Step 3: To make the name flag, we used a font called “Channel” that we found for free online. We printed names onto the neon coloured paper and then cut around the names in a pendant flag shape. Using a small piece of double sided tape, roll the name flag onto a toothpick.

Step 4: Insert the toothpick into the soil et Voila!


Lynzie Kent

Lynzie is a DIY maven, event planner extraordinaire, and owner of the visionary brand Love by Lynzie. Encouraged to be creative by her musician parents, Lynzie explores many creative passions, from singing and songwriting, to wedding planning and vintage DIY crafting. As the host of the Makeful TV series, Post My Party, Lynzie shows viewers…
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