One of the best things about this pumpkin succulent centerpiece arrangement is that there is no need to actually cut into the pumpkin! Which means it will last MUCH longer and no stinky rotting pumpkins. Using a variety of succulent cuttings, moss, and hot glue, this project comes together fairly quickly and it makes for the most stunning centerpiece ever. Almost all pumpkins will work for this project but I tend to favor the heirloom pumpkins, something so magical about them. Most importantly, you will need a pumpkin that has a large area on the top so a slim pumpkin will not work.
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- Pumpkin I love Heirloom pumpkins (Trader Joes)
- Succulent cuttings
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue
- Spray Adhesive
- Moss I used different varieties found at the craft store
- Pruning Shears
Cut your succulents and allow them to callous over 4 to 5 days. To callus, take the cutting and place it in a warm dry place out of direct sunlight.
Remove the pumpkin stem
Glue moss on top of the pumpkin using spray adhesive. You want about a 1/2 inch layer of moss so the succulents can develop new roots. Work in small sections pressing down as you go.
Working from the center outward, add the largest succulent in the middle of the pumpkin by placing a small amount of glue on the stem of the succulent and pressing it into place onto your moss hold in place until the glue has cooled.
Spray the arrangement with water after one week from creating it, then weekly.
Wipe off any moisture collected from the bottom of the pumpkin. I keep mine on a trivet for good air circulation
They do best indoors with a bright light
When the pumpkins start to decompose, simply pull off the moss and succulents and plant them in some soil. They will establish roots and keep growing.. Let me know if you give these no-carve Pumpkin Succulent Planters a try, they are super easy to make and mess-free!