DIY Succulent Pumpkins

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Make these fun and easy succulent pumpkins. They are beautiful and will add a lot to your fall décor.
I love the succulent pumpkins that I'm seeing everywhere! I decided to try making some of them myself and love the way they turned out. I think adding greenery into décor always adds so much to a space.
I started out with these paper-mache type pumpkins that aren't bad, I just hadn't used them for a couple years. I think any pumpkin from a store would work for this.
I cut a hole in the top. (If you have a foam pumpkin, you probably do not need to cut a hole) and then stuffed it with paper bag and some floral foam.
Next, I stuck the different succulents into the floral foam. (I have an assortment from the Dollar Store and Hobby Lobby that I use differently for every season). I also added moss to cover up the edges of the hole.
Lastly, I used Distress Ink over the pumpkins to add some depth and highlight the texture. This will help your project look finished and give it more visual interest.
I switched out some candles to add my pumpkins, but they would look nice anywhere.
This is a fun and easy fall project. You can glue the moss and succulents to stay, or you can leave them loose, so you can reuse the succulents in other projects like I do.
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  • JanF JanF on Nov 13, 2018

    Love it. Made my own using real pumpkins.

  • Joanie Joanie on Nov 24, 2019

    Nice pumpkins!! I like what you did with them. They also would make a great table centerpiece.