It’s October! I’m so excited for all things Fall like pumpkins and boots and sweaters and snuggling up with a fire, and hot toddies, but what I’m really excited about, is decorating my house! I’ve been dying to share this DIY Succulent Pumpkin tutorial with you, because it is one of my favorite DIYs I do all year!! The first time I made the succulent pumpkins was for my Friendsgiving party 2 years ago and they were a huge hit. I did 3 small orange pumpkins for the center of a round 8 person table. This year I’ve decided to mix it up with some different varieties of pumpkins. I chose an orange pumpkin, a white pumpkin and a green & white striped pumpkin, all real. I always choose to use real pumpkins and real succulents, however if you want to use fake pumpkins or succulents you can as well. Click here for my DIY Succulent Pumpkins Youtube tutorial or keep scrolling for a written How To below. I hope you don’t think this DIY succs (sorry, I had to)!
What you will need:
Hot Glue Gun
Clean your pumpkins and cut the stem down if your pumpkin has one. I like to choose pumpkins with short stems so I don’t have to deal with cutting them off.
Cut the moss to fit the top of the pumpkin. Don’t worry about cutting a perfect circle because we will be covering the moss with succulents. Spray the top of the pumpkin with your adhesive spray and attach the moss. Hold it down for a few seconds to stick.
With your hot glue gun attach succulents to the moss. Arrange them in any order you want. (A little tip- if you know which side of the pumpkin will be facing front then I would put the shorter succulents in front and the taller ones in back; if you’re going to be able to view your pumpkin from all sides I would put the taller succulents in the middle and surround them with the shorter ones, but it’s up to you.)
After you have secured all the succulents go back and add moss around the edges if you see any holes that need filling. A trick to keeping the succulents fresh is to mist them with water every few days. I have my succulent pumpkins set up on my dining room table, but I cannot wait to see where you put yours. I hope you enjoy this easy and fun to make DIY! Comment below and don’t forget to tag me in anything #theRebelBlonde that you create. Here’s the link to the YouTube tutorial again, in case you missed it.
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