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Succulent DIY

Updated: Oct 23, 2019

Ridiculously easy ... must do!

All right, so if you want to talk about the easiest, super affordable and quickest fall craft/DIY in the entire world- look no further!!! Its high impact ... meaning people go nuts if you hand them one ... or it totally dresses up any space you put it!!! You need very few supplies ... some you may even have on hand, which makes it even more affordable ... and the best part is they take literally a few minutes to make ... AND they stay good for 4 to 6 months

I’m going to make a large one for my front porch ... but honestly you could put them ANYWHERE!!!  From your kitchen counter, coffee table ... even bathroom counter!  I LOVE giving these away as gifts too!!!  Your kids teacher, neighbor or Mom would love this ...They really do have such huge impact and look so impressive and last forever!!! 


Then I’m going to make smaller ones (also great gifts!) and use them as a centerpiece for each individual table setting on “Friendsgiving” ... and give it to each of my guests to take home as their ... memento ... I hope when they place it on their desk at work or counter at home ... it reminds them of our fun evening and our friendship!   I can’t even tell you how happy it makes me when I see people’s face light up when they find out they are basically getting a “party favor” like you did in the third grade at a sleepover!!!  This small gesture takes minutes, costs dollars and literally leaves a life long impression. 


SUPPLIES (this applies to both large and small pumpkins!)

  • 1 cinderella pumpkin (They have a nice flat top and are only $5.99 at Trader Joes)

  • 1 mini pumpkin

  • succulent clippings (various varieties and colors for more interest)

  • moss

  • hot glue gun

  • pine cones (optional)


Glue moss to top of pumpkin, a nice layer that will retain moisture - so 1/4" to 1/2" thick.

Then take your succulent clippings and glue them on the SIDE of stems or leaves (not the end of the stem where it drinks water from) to top of pumpkin ... get creative and go wild ... you cant mess this up! I added some pine cones to help transition it to from fall to winter because I realize they really do live that long ...

Even think about hosting friends over for brunch or a kids party ... you could set up a little area so everyone could make their own!!! 

To me ... it’s all about the small things in life ... the little details ... the simple gestures ... I’m glad I make myself take the time to do this for my friends ... but even more so for MYSELF.  It makes ME feel good about myself knowing I’m using my time in a thoughtful and creative manner!  And the best part is ... after the pumpkin starts to deteriorate ... you can actually plant those succulent clippings in the ground!