I love it when the most mundane items can be transformed into something useful and practical. Cake icing tips are one of those items! They come in all different shapes and sizes and can be transformed to coordinate with your wedding with just a coat of spray paint. Add your place card, and this project takes about 5 seconds to complete, shopping time not included. To add an extra element, gather up colorful glass containers and add some simple flowers. I bought spray roses, stock, hyacinth, and hydrangea all from Trader Joe’s.

-Ashley of Dolci Odille

diy wedding flowers

Supplies: Cake icing tips (can be found at your local Michael’s or cake supply store), spray paint, paper and pen.

Step 1: Spray paint your cake icing tip and let dry.

Step 2: Write name on paper with a pen or paint marker.


wedding place card holder ideas

Project created by Dolci Odille


Comments (30)

Mouse | Reply

Cute idea–great and inexpensive solution to placecards!

Windsor Grace | Reply

That is such an awesome idea. While reading and before seeing the pictures, I was like, LAME. But seeing it, it looks great!

Merci New York | Reply

What a wonderfully simple idea! I also cannot believe that you found such beautiful blooms at Trader Joe’s! Making a mental note of that! :)

Hilary Fruiht | Reply

So cute! Love your trader joes flower arrangements too!

Amelia | Reply

Cute idea. What I am really curious about though are those glasses. I love them, but can’t seem to find them anywhere. Does anyone know what that type of glass is called?

Amy@OldSweetSong | Reply

Very clever. The flowers look great. Are all the vessels from Anthro?

ashley | Reply

they are all from anthropologie except the small green and gold one… it was a gift from friends that just got back from morroco.

ajb | Reply

love the simplicity! beautiful!

Kaira | Reply

I’m all about the diy, and the easy diy, love the name tags, so cute!

Dognbird | Reply

What a happy, cheerful look! Reuse = good!!

Kathryn | Reply

What a cute idea – perfect for a birthday party or shower!

Jenna Sais Quois | Reply

I am in love with this idea, and it could be great for a shower or even just a dinner party at home. It has such a vintage feel to it and I like the idea of using items you have at home to transform ordinary into elegant.

Chantale@labellebride | Reply

simple+genius = simply genius!

Happy Nappy Bride | Reply

We’re doing the small containers for flowers rather than large centerpieces…those are cute.

chandra | Reply

Um, I LOVE this! So chic and those florals are to die for. I’ve saved this in my DIY folder :)

lana | Reply

love the idea! perfect for a dinner party too!


Melissa @ The Loveliest Day | Reply

Such a great idea! It’s so easy and totally cute.

Adventures in Dressmaking | Reply

What a great idea!! So cute for a themed bridal shower or birthday party.

Jeanee | Reply

What a genius idea! And so cheap. Tips aren’t even $2 each.

natasha jane | Reply

I love this idea – how cute and original is this!! especially if you are having cupcakes and homemade items on the table, it really carries the theme throughout! XxX

Lanie | Reply

So cute and simple…I love the way they look like little crowns…could also be cute for a kids party!

Quiztwit | Reply

What a FUN idea!

Danielle | Reply

I LOVE this idea! Exactly the kind of easy and inexpensive table setting idea I’m always looking for. Will definitely have to write about it if I can figure out how to transfer it to a city apartment (spray paint isn’t very indoor-friendly).

annie | Reply

what a clever idea for the name holders – so classy – yet easy!

theflashdance | Reply

i want to sit next to elodie

Julia | Reply

I love this idea…so simple, easy, and clever!

place card holders | Reply

so simple… just like when we were pre school where our teacher places a name card holder just like that… ice one

Wedding Stamps | Reply

Great creative thinking! I like the idea of spray painting them as well. I wouldn’t have thought of that.