DIY Fall Succulent Pumpkin Planters
It is finally started cool off in Bakersfield this weekend. The mornings were down to 60 degrees and the high was only 75… Perfect! It is starting to feel like fall, so what better time to make some super simple fall decor for the back patio. How cute are these little guys.
CREATE A DIY SUCCULENT ARRANGEMENT:
Here is what you will need to get started!
Varying size styrofoam core pumpkins (I grabbed these at Michaels)
Cactus potting soil
A serrated pumpkin carver and a pen to draw your outline
Clay pots about the same height and your pumpkin (also grabbed these at Michaels)
Your favorite small succulents (I got these cuties at Cricklewood, but any local nursery near you will have them)
Moss, I chose the grey for a fall look, but you can use any variety you like.
Instructions FOR FARMHOUSE FALL DECOR PUMPKIN:
Take your clay pot and put it upside down and on top of your pumpkin stem. Draw a circle around the edge. Using your serrated pumpkin knife cut just outside your line. Discard your top.
Place your clay pot inside your pumpkin leaving just a little of the edge of the pot showing.
Fill your pot half way with potting soil.
Now just arrange your succulents in the pot as desired.
Finish with a little moss around the edge. Don’t forget to water these little guys and remember they don’t use much . I just use a water bottle and spray them.
Add to any table scape, porch or just around the house. They also make a great hostess gift! Hope you have fun with it and share how yours comes out. I would love to see some samples and maybe some spins or your own version. You can use any color pumpkins to go with your decor!