DIY Succulent Pumpkins Centerpieces … Easier Than You Think


Two of our favorite green décor items have now become one… succulent pumpkins. If you are browsing Pinterest or Esty like we are at night, you could not have missed the trend of succulent pumpkins. These gorgeous pumpkins that are filled with live succulents make the perfect centerpiece or a great hostess gift.

Well, the next pin one, don’t get fooled by how nice they look and think they are complicated to make, feel like you need to splurge to buy a $75 decorative pumpkin, or think that you need to take a pricey workshop averaging at over $100 at your neighborhood garden center to learn how to make one. We’ve got you covered with these 5 simple steps that will take you 10 minutes to make and cost you less than $30.


Pumpkin: we prefer the fairytale pumpkins because the flatter top lends well to holding the succulents

Glue: clear craft glue

Planing Moss



Steps to Making Your Succulent Pumpkin

Step 1:

Wash the outside of your pumpkin, you don’t want any dirt getting in the way of the glue stick to the pumpkin.

Step 2:

Clip your succulent plants so that they are in smaller segments that can be glued to the top of the moss on the pumpkin. You will want the stems to dry out a bit so that they do not die.

Step 3:

Pull out enough moss to cover enough of the top of the pumpkin for the succulents that you want to attach to the pumpkin.

Step 4:

Before gluing down the succulents, arrange the clippings on the top of the pumpkin, so you know where you want to place each succulent clipping, and it is organized the way you like. You will want to look at the textures of the succulents and colors to make sure it looks best.


Step 5:

Now, glue down the succulent clippings onto the moss in the arrangement that you like.


After Care:

You will want to keep your succulents moist, but not soak them in water. We recommend using a spray bottle and misting them every couple of days.

Writers credit: Nicole hall

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