desert wedding ideas

This is another case of me falling in love with a can… then trying to figure out a clever way to incorporate it into a party!

These cute little cacti can be used as a party favor or as a seating card and if you use the punny little tags I made for you everyone will think you’re just the most clever hostess alive (or at least that’s how I imagine it going!)

what you'll need, ingredients

What You’ll Need

– Assorted little cacti

– El Pato cans – washed out

– Wooden Skewers

– Black and White Card stock

– Floral Foam to prop up your plant

– “Just Deserts” Tags – save the image below and print it out on white card stock

– Scissors, tape or glue

Just Deserts FREE Tags

Save this image on your computer and then print it out on white card stock. Cut out the circles and glue or tape them to the black card stock. Cut out a black circle about an inch wider than the white, attach to a wooden skewer with tape… I just used  a cute washi tape.

TheChic - Cactus Favor

My cactus wasn’t quite tall enough for the can so I added a small piece of floral foam to the bottom of the can.

handling a cactus

I used a towel to gently grasp the cactus and then place it down inside the can… be careful, these suckers are sharp!

cactus tags-thechic

Once your cactus is down inside the can, add your “Just Deserts” sign to it by sticking down inside the dirt… the foam at the bottom will also hold it in place if you work it down that far.

cactus seating card

I think the end result turned out just darling and the best part is, your guests can replant them at home and always remember you swanky, desert themed party! If you make your own version we’d love to see it too! Please tag the photo #TheChic when you put it up on social media. ~Rachel

Cactus Party -TheChic