I have a pumpkin problem…it’s well documented. I also love succulents and have a growing (sorry!…I couldn’t help myself) number of them.
Put them together and give me all the heart eyes! 😍
Do you love them too? Good cuz I’m going to show you how to combine the two for a beautiful Fall centerpiece.
Last year I went with a couple of my favorite girls to a fun workshop to make one of these beauties. Guys! It is easy and you can do it too.
Lets do it!
Succulent Pumpkin How To
Flat top pumpkins work best, like a Fairytale or Cinderella
Gardening Shears or Scissors
Succulents or Cuttings of various size and color (10-12 should work)
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Embellishments if you wish, like pinecones, faux leaves, etc.
First, cut your succulents leaving a small stem. Let them air dry a bit so that the cut end will scab over. This way they won’t absorb moisture too quickly and rot once on your pumpkin.
Wipe your pumpkin with a damp towel to clean.
Once your glue gun is ready, put hot glue all over the area you will be adding moss. Working quickly before glue hardens but also being careful not to burn your fingers…ouch! Arrange moss how you like it. Spreading it evenly over the top of your pumpkin.
Now get Creative
3. Start adding your succulents by putting hot glue on the stem. Place on the pumpkin and hold for a few seconds to attach. It’s best to use the larger succulents in the center since there is more support, and working outward with smaller ones. If you have trailing ones, you can fill in at the end. Once you have your succulents arranged to your liking, I like to turn the pumpkin around, checking all angles and make sure it’s even. Pull some tendrils of moss so it spills down the sides.
That’s it…two beautiful things that are meant to be together.
Voila! You did it!
You can seal your pumpkin if you wish with Mod Podge or a water based Varathane. If you’re pumpkin will be living outdoors, this will help it last longer from rotting.
Treat your pumpkin like a houseplant. Mist it once a week or so. It will last for months and you can even cut the top off and plant the succulents in a pot or the ground.
Display these lovelies on your Fall and Thanksgiving table
Be sure and tag me with your beautiful pumpkins so I can see your creations! Pin it for future reference.