Fall means cooler weather and pumpkins! I’m so excited to decorate with mini pumpkins again this year, although I will be adding a little to them this year. Today I want to tell you how to make a DIY mini pumpkin planter with succulents.
I love mini pumpkins and succulents, so I thought I would combine both to make a mini pumpkin succulent planter for the fall season. There are several ways to do this, but since this is my first time, I thought I would keep it simple.
Here is a short and sweet list of supplies you will need to make your very own mini pumpkin succulent planter:
- Mini pumpkin
- Glue gun
Of course, you need a mini pumpkin. These are available all over the place this time of year. I got mine at Vons since I like their selection and prices. Mine is just a mini orange pumpkin. Mini pumpkins come in all varieties, just like their larger counterparts. You can read about more varieties of mini pumpkins here.
Next, you want to pick out succulents that can fit on your mini pumpkin. I love the variety Armstrong Garden Centers has. I have a few older succulents sprouting babies, so I just cut off some baby succulents to use. If you like, you can use just one larger succulent to place on the mini pumpkin.
Next, you may need shears. I cut off more of the stem of my mini pumpkin to make room for the succulents. You may or may not need this step, but I thought I would add it anyways.
Last, but not least, you will need a glue gun. I use to make crafts, so I had a mini glue gun handy. I’ve seen varieties of this where you can hollow out the pumpkin, put in dirt, and then place the succulents in the pumpkin. Again, I wanted to keep this simple since I have never done this before, although in the future I may embark on more challenging ways to do this…
Adding Succulents to Mini Pumpkin
Now comes the fun part! I found a few smaller succulents that I cut off from the parent plants. I love how tiny these are and they look great combined with other succulents. I then arranged them the way I wanted them to look on my mini pumpkin. Then, I applied glue and had my own mini pumpkin succulent planter!
DIY Mini Pumpkin Planter
Succulents are pretty hardy plants and should last a while without soil. If you would rather add dirt and moss to make your succulents last longer on the mini pumpkin, go for it! There are many variations to this project, but I’m pretty happy with how my pumpkin succulent planter turned out.
Have you tried to make a DIY mini pumpkin planter before? How did it turn out? Let me know in the comments section below!
What a delightful idea. I, too, love succulents. Thanks.
Succulents are such diverse plants and I love how long they can last, even when they are cut! Thank you for stopping by!
Jane Stephens says
What a cute idea for Halloween! I will definitely have to try making one! Thanks Ann x
Hi Jane! Thank you! I’ve seen these and have been wanting to make my own, and finally got around to it this year. They are fun and super easy to make. I can’t wait to make more mini pumpkin planters! Let me know how yours turn out :).
Green Fingered Blogger says
What a great idea, I’ve planted cacti in a recycled coffee pot before but never a pumpkin! Love it! #MyGloriousGardens
Thank you! Last year, a local garden center was offering paid classes on how to make these, but I wanted to find a way to do it for free or close to it and I did! So much fun and easy to make!
Emma Metson says
This is a really cute idea Ann! I love anything succulent related, but I’d probably be inclined to add soil to help the cuttings last longer. That said, I then might be stuck with a pumpkin in the house way after Halloween is over….Maybe not soil then haha!
Haha, many of the mini pumpkins I got last year lasted well into the new year, so if you add soil, be prepared to enjoy those pumpkins for awhile! I might add soil next time I do this and compare the results. This one is still looking good after a week so we shall see.
This is so cute. Thank you for sharing at Friday Favorites.
You are welcome! Thank you for stopping by!
Sarah - Mud, Cakes and Wine says
What a lovely idea and perfect for this time of year #MyGloriousGardens
Thank you! I enjoyed decorating with mini pumpkins last year so I thought I would change it up a bit this year!
Such a simple and cute idea. Thanks for sharing at To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Wednesday Link Party. I pinned this! Hope to have you join again next week!
Thank you! It was a lot of fun to make! Hopefully, I’ll make more before the season is over! Thank you for pinning this! See you next week at the link party!
that’s a great idea, may do that once I’ve finished with my pumpkin on halloween #mygloriousgardens
Thank you Suzanne! You should! It’s a great way to enjoy your pumpkin long after the holiday season. Thank you for stopping by!
That is such a fun idea! I’m going to try it with my kids this week. #MyGloriousGardens
It is fun and would make a great project to do with kids! Let me know how it goes. Thanks for visiting!
Bec Jones says
this looks brilliant 🙂 my husband loves succulents so I think I need to do this. Thank you.
Thank you! Succulents are great plants that can be used all year long (counting on where you live) and during just about any holiday, as long as you can blend it into the decor. Thank you for stopping by!