Pumpkin Succulent Centerpiece

Pumpkin Succulent Centerpiece

Pumpkin Succulent Centerpiece



succulent pumpkin centerpieceIf you’re doing a little entertaining and you’re looking for a quick centerpiece for your autumn table, then there is nothing easier and prettier than a succulent pumpkin centerpiece.

succulent pumpkin centerpieceI started with one of our white pumpkins that we grew this year in our garden, but you could use an orange pumpkin as well.

succulent pumpkin centerpieceNext I cut out stem out of the pumpkin with a knife. I was careful not to make the opening too large.Then I used a spoon to clean out the seeds and stringy pulp.

succulent pumpkin centerpieceNow at this point, you could put some potting mix into your pumpkin, but I chose to use a clear plastic cup.

succulent pumpkin centerpieceI had to cut a little more of the rind to get the cup to sit down inside the opening.

succulent pumpkin centerpieceI had purchased a few succulents at Lowe’s this past weekend just for this project. Right now they are all on sale for 50% off the regular price. Because the pumpkin centerpiece is just a temporary planter for the succulents, I did not put any drainage holes in the plastic cup. I added a tiny bit of potting mix in the bottom and started filling the cup with the small succulents. When it was full, I added some small pebbles on top of the soil.

succulent pumpkin centerpieceCarefully I pushed the cup down inside the opening in the pumpkin. Isn’t it cute? Your guests will be oohing and ahhing over it!

succulent pumpkin centerpieceHere I’ve wrapped a little ribbon around it.

succulent pumpkin centerpieceHere’s a closeup and you can hardly see the rim of the plastic cup.

succulent pumpkin centerpieceAnd since I had a few succulents left over, this owl got the head treatment, too!

If you make a centerpiece like this using a real pumpkin, don’t forget to remove your succulents after a few days because they will not survive such a moist environment. If you use an artificial pumpkin, I would put a few drainage holes in the bottom of the plastic cup.

Well, I hope I’ve given you a little inspiration today to create an easy fall centerpiece for your table. Visit our blog Cottage at the Crossroads for more fall decorating ideas, and I’d love it if you followed on Facebook or Pinterest as well.

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  1. I LOVE this idea!!! so creative, def need to do this 🙂
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  1. […] a few days later, I turned it into a succulent centerpiece. Shortly after, we sent almost all the white pumpkins that we had to be used as decorations for a […]

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