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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!