Make This: Painted Baker’s Cup Succulent Gift

By Brittni • Updated on 02/13/2024


Need a quick and easy thank you gift for a friend? Don’t worry, I have you covered with a budget-friendly thank you gift that pretty much anyone will appreciate – from your next door neighbor to your best friend.

I recently made these painted succulent favors for Project Wedding, but they could easily transition into a little pressie for any occasion, so I thought I would share them here.

The pots are actually paper baking cups, which I painted in different designs and colors.

There are stripes, polka dots, and even a few ombre ones (which actually remind me of the plaster painted votives I made a while back). 

DIY // Painted Baking Cups + Succulents Gift

DIY // Succulent Wedding Favors

Concept, styling, and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff for Project Wedding.

Full tutorial and more photos here on Project Wedding.

P.S. Don’t forget about Father’s Day…If your dad like to garden this would make a great last minute gift or add-on for him too. You can easily paint the baking cups with a more masculine design.

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Love succulents ( Hen and Chicks) super cute idea to give as gifts

Nancy Kurth

So clever, cute and affordable!! This is a brilliant idea and I will be sharing it with my daughter-in-law as a possible table favor for her Relay For Life luncheon. Thanks for sharing with us.


fantastic little DIY project for any occasion. great for a hostess gift or for take home gifts at a wedding shower. I love the polka dot ones too, and it would be fun to mix and match with different paper. Thanks for sharing.

Trix & Trumpet

Love the cute little polka dot planters!! What a simple + fun little DIY. Will definitely have to try, I can bring a couple to my mom + dad when I visit on the weekend.

Thanks for sharing!

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Alexandra Pettinato

Those. are. adorable. I will be doing this for some sweet gifts to give. How precious!

Trina Curran

Well, this is just too cute to handle!


I love that you painted those little baking cups, such a great idea!

Kelly @ Studio DIY

Really cute idea for a party.


This would be the perfect party gift for any sort of gathering! So fun! Thanks a bunch for sharing. xx. McKenna Lou

McKenna Lou Ryan

I love this. I have succulents in tea cups and planters all over my house. it is one thing I cannot kill.

Seriously Sassy Mama

Oh wow i love this idea so much!! Very beautiful!! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a beautiful week and love to you!


These are awesome!



Oh, these are lovely- what a cute idea! I love the little thank you tags, too.



love this!! succulents make amazing gifts.


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I have been buying succulents right and left. Seriously, these little guys are so cute and so easy to keep alive (perfect for me!). I’m loving this simple little DIY. Thanks for sharing!


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