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DIY a charming piece of fall decor with this tutorial on how to create a pumpkin succulent garden! It’s the perfect addition to your fall lineup. [post contains affiliate links, which means we may make a small commission, at NO additional cost to you, if a purchase is made. thanks for supporting north country nest!]

Hi everyone,

This is Sabrina over from meetourlife.com and I am so happy to be here.  Being from Germany, fall has always been one of my favorite seasons.  I love it when the air gets cool and crisp outside and when the leaves start to change.  But if we are honest my absolute favorite part about fall is definitely the decor.  So naturally today I will be sharing with you a super easy and fun fall decor DIY project – how to create a pumpkin succulent garden.  This is the perfect little project to get you the farmhouse look.  So shall we start?

How to Create a Pumpkin Succulent Garden – What You Need


Faux pumpkins and spray paint

How to Create a Pumpkin Succulent Garden – The Steps

Pumpkin Succulent Garden – Step 1

So this step is somewhat optional.  I bought my pumpkins at the dollar store and as much as I love fall colors I wanted the pumpkins to be silver.  So I sprayed the pumpkin with some spray paint and let it dry completely.  If you are not a fan of spray paint you can also use chalk paint which will give it more of a farmhouse feeling.

faux pumpkin being carved

Pumpkin Succulent Garden – Step 2

Once the pumpkin is dry, use a knife to cut out the top part of the pumpkin.  The size of the cut out depends on how many succulents you want to use.  Once you have cut out the top part use a spoon to get some of the Styrofoam out.  It is almost like actual pumpkin carving.

Faux pumpkin stuffed with faux spanish moss

Pumpkin Succulent Garden – Step 3

Put some of the fake moss into your pumpkin.  You want to fill it up as close to the rim as possible just so you can’t see any of the Styrofoam.

faux succulent being clipped

Pumpkin Succulent Garden – Step 4

Cut the succulent stems so they have the right height.  I also cut some of the succulent plants in half or rather I separated the stems since they were a little bushy.

faux succulents and faux pumpkin

Pumpkin Succulent Garden – Step 5

Place the succulents one by one into the pumpkin.  Try to push them down so they can get some hold within the Styrofoam and between the moss.  Add as many succulents as you like.  There is no rhyme or reason to it.  I just did it in a way I thought would look nice.

how to create a pumpkin succulent garden

And voila you are done, wasn’t that easy?  Like with the other succulent garden I created, the best part is that you can always take the succulents outs and rearrange them.  You can also wash them if they get a little bit dusty.

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always happy diy’ing!



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