How To Create A Simple Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece

I love a simple, inexpensive centerpiece, don’t you? I mean there’s nothing better than throwing together the easiest item for home decor in less than an hour. I made this super cute pumpkin with succulents the other day and couldn’t wait to share it with you. I also have some other easy centerpiece ideas here How to Create A Beautiful And Unique Fall Centerpiece

 

This really can be done in under an hour and it’s also a simple craft that kids can do. They may need help cutting the pumpkin top, but I used a kids cutting knife so there’s that! lol

 

Supplies:

  • Faux styrofoam pumpkin (mine is from Michaels Craft Store) *this can be done with a real pumpkin but won’t last
  • Pumpkin carving knife or serrated knife
  • Florist block foam
  • An assortment of faux (or real) succulents
  • Moss

 

 

Step #1

Draw a circle on top of your pumpkin as a marker for where to cut. I just put a cereal bowl on top to trace it with a pencil to get a perfect circle

 

 

 

Step #2

 

Cut around the circle you just made. I used a serrated kids knife but a pumpkin carving knife would be good too. It’s really messy so be prepared for little pumpkin crumbles.

 

 

Step #3

 

Pull the lid off and use light sand paper or your fingers to smooth the rough spots on the edge. You really won’t see any of this section so don’t worry too much about it.

 

 

Step #4

 

Add your florist foam snuggly into the pumpkin. It may take a few pieces depending on how big your pumpkin is but it needs to be in there tightly.

 

 

Step #4

 

Add your succulent flowers and arrange them randomly so no two similar flower color shapes or sizes are right next to each other. Find a few that can drape over the sides if you like that look.

 

 

The secret is to mix a nice variety. I loved the big white ones and the pop of red in some of them.

 

 

Step #5

 

Fill in any bare spaces with moss. I like how it looks with some hanging down and peeking through. I think it gives a more natural look to the arrangement.

 

 

That’s  all there is to it. The different textures and the uniqueness of the unexpected succulent flowers inside a pumpkin are so fun. They have so many interesting shapes and color tones that together they really can make a showstopper centerpiece.

 

 

To create my finished centerpiece I placed it on top of a round pizza board and added some real succulents and a mini pumpkin to complete the look. However there are so many options on how to style them . I collection of different sizes would look beautiful on a mantel. It would also make a great housewarming gift or hostess gift for Thanksgiving.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed this fun idea and make one for yourself.  how different it is and how easily it can be incorporated into any Fall decor. Be sure to subscribe to the my newsletter for weekly updates on what’s new here. It will also give you access to my free printable page where I have many label and tag ideas. Happy Fall y’all… and happy decorating!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNIQUE FALL CENTERPIECE

September 10, 2020

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