Bulb Wedding Favors

Give old tins new life by planting them with spring bulbs and gifting them to your wedding guests! Growing bulbs indoors is possible with paper whites, daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, amaryllis, cyclamen, agapanthus, and ginger.

Bulb Favor DIY


Comments (16)

Chantale@labellebride | Reply

So amazing! Plus you’re recycling!

Brittany H | Reply

This would make a most thoughtful and organic gift. Lovely.

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Emily | Reply

My fiance and I are getting married in november. Any ideas for plants or flowers that will work with cold weather? I’ve been looking at little seedling trees that would be wrapped in burlap, but I love this idea as well… Just not sure the spring bulbs will work in the fall.

Ewa Björnsdotter | Reply

I just wanted to say that it is a fabolous idea!! Thank You…

connie lyu | Reply

Very very cute. Anything revamped to look like it was painted with chalkpaint is a winner in my book.

artdecodiamonds | Reply

So wonderful.. i love antique tins.. very vintage looking!

Juliana | Reply

This is the most adorable idea ever! I love those vintage tins!


Steve Fogarty | Reply

Those cans are so cool – I can’t even imagine where you got them – they look like pristine antiques.

Heather | Reply

Actually, Emily, bulbs prefer to be planted in the fall and to winter over, so this might work for you. Or, you could choose a winter plant like hellebore that would be a first bloom in the springtime, even in the snow. For a winter wedding, amaryllis bulbs, though somewhat costly (even in bulk) might be a lovely treat, and they can be forced (made to bloom in winter indoors if desired). Many bulbs, like amaryllis, daffodils, other kinds of narcissus, etc, do well with being forced indoors in winter, and would make a lovely gift- if refrigerated to mimic the winter cold outdoors for a few weeks before hand, they could be ready for your guests to bloom right away…

Sabina | Reply

It’s a very original idea with these green gifts…I believe that everyone would love them.

MegM | Reply

Any suggested sources for the vintage tins/cans?

beats audio | Reply

It’s useful for me.thanks

Julie | Reply

My grandmother used to use coffee cans for all of her houseplants. Her’s didn’t look as cute as yours, but this brought back pleasant memories… I have to this.

connie | Reply

beautiful, but do the cans rust? Or how about a hole in the bottom?