How to Make a Succulent Pumpkin

3 Materials
$5
20 Minutes
Easy

I had so much fun creating this beautiful pumpkin centerpiece that I wanted to share how to make a succulent pumpkin with you!!

Follow along as I show you how to create this beautiful succulent pumpkin centerpiece!

supplies you will need

To make your succulent pumpkin you will need a pumpkin of whatever size, style and color you choose. You will also need succulents, moss and a hot glue gun.


I purchased tiny succulents at my local grocery store, 10 for $10. I also took some clippings off of succulents I already had. You can purchase tiny succulents here.

step one

You will want to remove all of the dirt from the roots.

step two

The next step is to hot glue moss to the top of your pumpkin.

This is a top view of what your pumpkin will look like with the moss glued to the top.

step three

Next, you will glue the succulents to your pumpkin.


Just put a touch of hot glue on each piece and tuck into the moss.

These little guys are so hardy, the succulents will actually put off roots around the hot glue.  

finished succulent pumpkin

If you treat your pumpkin before you start, it will last even longer. You can do this by washing in a bleach wash. Some also spray with a shellac, but I have never tried that.


These are also very cute on mini pumpkins and would be so beautiful at each place setting for your Fall or Thanksgiving gathering.


They are beautiful on any color pumpkin. I prefer the white since my decor is neutral, but I have also made them on the gorgeous heirloom pumpkins.

The colors of the succulents against the colors of the pumpkin is stunning.

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