I can’t believe it is already Thanksgiving weekend … how did we get here so quickly? This week I was adding some Fall touches to my dining room, and will be sharing that tomorrow. But for today I wanted to share this super cute Pumpkin Succulent Centerpiece I made and show you how I did it in about 5 minutes.
I was inspired last year when I was at Magnolia Market in Waco, TX for the Silobration. One of the vendors was selling these little beauties:
So when I was dreaming up ideas for my Fall decor, I decided to re-create this for myself. I had purchased a few live succulents from Ikea and I knew they would be perfect. I selected 3 different types that were different sizes and shapes. In the photo above, the planter was created in a real pumpkin which looks amazing, but I decided that was too messy PLUS I just happened to have some craft pumpkins from Michaels kicking around from last year so I decided to use one of those.
I wanted to be able to easily transplant the succulents when the season is over, so I decided to plant them in an insert. I happened to have a planter on hand that was the perfect shape, so I cut off the top of the pumpkin and fit it inside.
I then put some sand in the bottom of the container for drainage…succulents don’t like being too wet!
Next I placed the 3 succulent plants in the container together and then filled in the open space with potting soil.
I cleaned the dirt off the leaves, and my counter, and then I placed the container into the pumpkin.
The last step was to take some Spanish moss and tuck it around the edges. Not only does this look really nice and adds some extra greenery, but it also hid the white edge of the container I used. Double bonus!
And there you have a super simple, yet boldly colorful centerpiece that you can display either on your dining room table, or any surface of your home that needs a little Fall color.
And there you have it, I told you it was fast and easy! Tomorrow I will be taking you on a little tour of my dining room which is my first time sharing this space on the blog!