Pretty Fall Pumpkin Centerpieces

DIY Succulent Pumpkins - pretty fall table decor

We are hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year, so I am going all out with fall decor!

I love all the succulent pumpkins planters I am seeing all over Pinterest, but I did want to go to all the trouble and have the pumpkin rot.  Luckily I found a tutorial for making a succulent pumpkin that does not require carving.  Ideally it should last for awhile!

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Here is what you will need to create succulent pumpkin decor:

  • Pumpkin(s)
  • Succulents
  • Moss
  • Glue Gun
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Scissors

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I removed the stem from some of my pumpkins but later realized they were easy to work around (as long as they were trimmed fairly short).

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Moss was added to the top of the pumpkin.

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And the succulents were attached to the moss.

I found this tutorial on Simply Happenstance.  This blog shows a detailed step-by-step tutorial for making these gorgeous succulent pumpkins.  There are also several tips for how to enjoy your succulents post-fall.  You can read all about it HERE.

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My succulent pumpkins were made almost a month ago, and I have (somehow) managed to keep them alive.  I mist the succulents lightly a couple times a week, and I am crossing my fingers they make it to my Thanksgiving table!

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My centerpiece includes one large orange pumpkin and two smaller white pumpkins.

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It was not an inexpensive project due to the amount of succulents I had to buy.  However, succulents may be easier to find (and cheaper) depending on where you live.

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I decided it was worth the investment – assuming I can keep them alive through Thanksgiving!

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There is a way to keep them alive once your pumpkin rots.  You can read more about it on Simply Happenstance.

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I shared the tutorial (and a free printable) for the “vintage” pumpkin patch sign hanging in the background earlier this month.  You can see all the details HERE.

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I would love to know if you try these pretty centerpieces, and if you have any tips for keeping them alive through the holiday!

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