Tuesday, February 17, 2009

DIY Project: Agave Favors

You may not be asking for wedding advice, but I am going to give it.

DO NOT try to grow your own wedding centerpieces or favors!

Unless of course you have a green thumb - which apparently I do not. I have previously posted about the pots with small agave plants that I am using to decorate the reception tables. Afterward the guests can take home and plant as a favor. I have really enjoyed this project but think I have killed at least half of the plants. There was a horrific storm a few months ago and my lack of attention caused many casualties. Not to fear because I have recently "obtained" some more small agaves with the help of some covert graduate students, long gardening sheers, and a recently bloomed agave plant on the ASU campus (thanks ladies!).

Recently I finished the signs that will go with each pot.

On the back of the sign I adhered a Thank You note and directions on how to care for the plant using the Avery sticker labels. Each sign is made from a colorful Lotteria cards (a popular Mexican bingo-type game) and a Popsicle stick. So even if I kill the rest of the agaves I will have something to display.

Another great thing about the lotteria cards is that our quests can learn Spainish while they enjoy a Mexican dinner!


Blablover5 said...

Those are adorable. The signs fit perfectly with the plants.

My Dream Ring said...

Nice, I like!

Krista said...

That's adorable. Even if you did kill half the plants. My ratio would be like 75% dead. Maybe higher. Good for you for only killing half! :)

AmyJean said...

Very cute. i love them! :)

honey my heart said...

this is so creative and a great idea :)

Anonymous said...

i love the signs, what a great idea!

Patty said...

I love the idea of using the loteria cards! Where did you purchase them? Any links or info is appreciated. My brother asked me to help them research ideas for their mexican theme wedding reception and they both loved using the loteria cards on the tables. Thanks!