Can you feel fall in the air yet? I don’t want to rush the end of summer but… I’ve been getting excited about that little nip in the morning air these last couple of weeks! Fall is my favorite season. I love the cooler temperatures, the gorgeous colors, and all of the amazing decor. Bring on all.the.pumpkins! Follow along as I show you how to create this beautiful DIY pumpkin decor succulent centerpiece.
- Paper Maché Pumpkin
- Box Cutter
- Acrylic Paint
- Floral Foam
- Assortment of Faux Succulents
- Wire Cutters
Select succulents with warm colors for this fall arrangement!
In order to arrange the display of succulents at the top of the pumpkin we need to remove the stem and some of the area around it. Use the box cutter to carefully cut a hole ~3-4″ wide at the top of the pumpkin.
Save the stem for another project if you like!
Paint the pumpkin with the acrylic paint. Depending on the color you select may depend on how many coats of paint you need. I like how a single coat looked on my pumpkin.
I love the “Cinderella” pumpkins so I selected a greenish-silver-blue color.
Once the pumpkin is dry, cut up craft foam into small pieces that will fit into the opening at the top of the pumpkin. Fill the pumpkin with the pieces until it is completely stuffed.
It’s time to start arranging succulents!
Trim the stems as needed with wire cutters. Start with the larger blooms and press them into the craft foam. Go back and gradually add in the smaller blooms as filler. Don’t be afraid to take apart succulent picks that have multiple blooms to spread them out in the arrangement.
Once you’re satisfied with the placement of all of the succulents your DIY pumpkin decor is done!
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Michele is the creator behind The Scrap Shoppe, a craft and DIY blog. She is a wife and mommy to 2 fun little boys. She gave up a job in science to pursue her dream of spending more time with her boys and becoming a full time blogger. The Scrap Shoppe focuses on creating fun, creative, and unique craft and DIY projects for the home that anyone can recreate.