I hope you’ve gotten a chance to see all of the wonderfully creative pumpkin-inspired projects so far this week as part of the first ever Pumpkin Palooza! If you’ve missed any of them, you can catch up by clicking on the links at the bottom of this post. If you are visiting today from At the Picket Fence or Thistlewood Farms,
Welcome!! I’m so glad you are here!
I have been eagerly waiting all week to share my pumpkin-inspired project and am so excited that my day is finally here!
If you read my post on Monday, I asked if you could guess which one of the pumpkin projects I created below…If you guess the succulent topped pumpkin, you were right!I am having a love affair with succulents lately and really wanted to incorporate them into a project. There are just about the only plant that I can seem to keep alive!
a pumpkin (I used a real one)
succulent cuttingsI wanted to keep this project super simple and not have to cut into a pumpkin because we all know that’s a big ol’ mess, so I opted to stick my succulents in moss, which holds the moisture to keep them alive.
I also wanted to keep the cost of this project to a minimum, so I pulled the moss I used off of a log in the woods behind our house.Using spray adhesive, attach the moss to the top of the pumpkin. If you have any bald spots, just glue some small chunks of moss into those holes.
I have a few planters with succulents in them, so I mostly used cutting from those plants for my project. I did have to make a trip to the home improvement store to buy a few more though.
I simply stuck the stems of the succulent cuttings down into the moss and (gently) played around with the arrangement until I liked how it looked.
I set it atop a plant pedestal I had to elevate it and am using it as the centerpiece on our dining room table.To keep the succulents alive, you’ll need to use a spray bottle and mist them once or twice a week. Then when you are done using them on top of your pumpkin in a few weeks, just pluck them out of the moss and plant them in a container!To catch up on the rest of the pumpkin projects this week, please visit the wonderful blogs below.Monday
Cherished Bliss | Live Laugh Rowe | Paint Me Pink