How to Make a Succulent Pumpkin Arrangement

Create this beautiful fall display with moss and a pumpkin.

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Photo By: Melissa Caughey

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Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Photo By: Melissa Caughey

Make a Succulent Pumpkin

Learn how to make a beautiful succulent topped pumpkin. They make perfect fall displays both indoors and out.

Gather Your Supplies

For this craft you will need: a flat topped pumpkin/ a hot glue gun/ moss/ garden clippers/ and assorted succulents.

Wipe It Down

With a damp paper towel, wipe the pumpkin clean of any dirt.

Dry it Off

Be sure the top of the pumpkin is completely dry prior to moving onto the next step.

Add Hot Glue

Add a bit of hot glue like so to the top of the pumpkin.

Add Moss

Next, add a bit of moss to the top of the pumpkin until the majority of the top is covered. Apply extra glue where needed then set it aside to dry.

Succulent Cuttings

With the garden clippers, take small cuttings from a variety of succulents such as Sempervivium, Sedum, Echeveria and Jade for the top of the pumpkin.

Remove Lower Leaves

For each succulents stem, remove the lower leaves gently like so. On a side note, you can plant those leaves in soil to grow new plants.

Add Glue

Apply a bit of hot glue to a succulent stem like so.

Add to Moss

Working with the larger succulent stems first, apply hot glue to the stems and tuck them to the moss.

Large Ones First

Combine the larger succulents clippings on the top of the pumpkin. Vary the colors and leaf shapes for interest.

Top the Pumpkin With Assorted Succulents

Combine the larger succulents clippings on the top of the pumpkin. Vary the colors and leaf shapes for interest.

Work From All Sides

Fill in all areas of the pumpkin with succulents as you work. Turn the pumpkin as you work in order to assess bare spots.

Mediums and Minis

Finally, add in the medium sized succulents and then the smaller ones. The pumpkin top should be full and lush with succulents. If you have any spaces, simply tuck in more succulents.

View From Above

Looking down on the pumpkin reveals how various colored succulents work well together to create a beautiful patchwork of texture. Try adding a pumpkin like this to the holiday table or even to your outdoor living space. The pumpkin should last for weeks. When you are ready to toss the pumpkin, simply remove the succulents and plant them in a container.

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