By Nadia Ramadan

Traditional fresh cut flowers make for striking floral arrangements, but if you are looking for something a bit more creative for your wedding, bridal shower, or other event, think about displaying these Do-it-Yourself potted lavender centerpieces instead!

Not only are they more cost effective and eco-friendly, but these decorative showpieces can also double as place settings, dinner menu stands and guest keepsakes as well! It’s a win for your budget and a wonderful favor that will live on in your guests’ homes and serve as a lovely reminder of your wedding or event.  Follow the instructions below to make your own DIY potted lavender.

What you will need for this project:

  • Lavender plant
  • Glass container or candleholder
  • Potting soil
  • Decorative rocks or gravel
  • Hand shovel
  • White cardstock
  • Craft paper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Start off by gathering your supplies.

You can purchase lavender plants from your local nursery, such as The Plant Gallery located at 9401 Airline Hwy, New Orleans, LA. Depending on how many plants you need, you can order flats of lavender a few weeks before your event to make sure that they will be available when you are ready to start this project.

Add a Layer of Rocks.

For this project, we are using containers that have no drainage holes so it is imperative to add a layer of rocks to the bottom of the container for excess water to go when watering. Though the water is still in the jar, a drainage layer can provide a barrier between too much water and your plant.


Next, add a layer of potting soil on top of the rocks.

Then carefully remove your herb from its nursery pot.  Be careful not to damage the roots when doing this to be sure your plants are healthy and thriving on your big day!


Create a Name Tag!

Now it’s time for the fun part! Finish off your creation with a name tag, wedding date, menu or plant care instructions. The name tags for this project were made by cutting a 1¼” x 2¼” rectangle out of white card stock and then hot gluing it to a 1¾” x 2¾” rectangle of craft paper. Hand written tags add a personal touch, but it’s just as easy to print your tags as well.


All Done!



Nadia Ramadan is an interior designer and owner of ND Studio LLC.  Nadia’s interior and wedding décor work has been featured on many media outlets and publications.  Find Nadia at her website:


All photos by Nadia Ramadan, ND Studio LLC.