Celebrate the season with this gorgeous, long-lasting decor.
Pumpkins and their quirky, brightly colored cousins in the gourd family are the ultimate fall harvest symbol. After all, Halloween wouldn’t be the same without jack-o-lanterns, or Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie – and we all love a pumpkin spice latte or two! To decorate with them in a slightly more elegant (and practical!) way, why not try your hand at these stunning succulent-topped pumpkins I put together with my friends at Roger’s Gardens? All it takes is a little moss, some simple craft supplies, and the plants that spark your creative imagination.
- Pumpkin (either a large or small pumpkin will work)
- Sheet moss (can be found at Michaels or on Amazon; Spanish moss will also work or any non-living moss)
- Tacky Spray
- Fast Grab Tacky Glue
- Succulents, various sizes, types and textures
- Pruners (to cut the succulents)
- Take succulent out of the package and remove all dirt and most of the root. Get your succulents ready to go so you can easily assemble.
- Spray tacky spray down on the crown of the pumpkin. Be careful not to spray too wide or your pumpkin will get sticky.
- Place moss down on top of pumpkin and press down with hands to adhere.
- Now time to add the succulents—Place a generous glob of tacky glue on the stem of the succulent. Start with the larger succulents to make a base in the middle.
- Fill in with smaller succulents around the edges
- Let dry overnight
- Mist with a spray bottle every few days to keep the succulents alive and happy!