Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Succulents on Pumpkins


I know you've

seen these

before, but today I'm sharing what I made this week.

This Saturday we will be back to selling at the Flea Market!

I wanted to make my booth look festive so I went looking for pumpkins.

I found these at Trader Joe's. 

They are called TIGER PUMPKINS-

Love the fall colors and stripes!

To attach the succulents, you will need a hot glue gun.

A small amount of floral moss.

And a few cuttings from succulents in your yard

 or the yard of a neighbor!

Try to find a good variety of colors and shapes.

Tip: Gardeners love to share!

I added a few springs of fresh Rosemary for the scent.

Attach moss to the top of pumpkin.

Pieces hanging down looks great and can be trimmed

when you are finished.

I'm working on three at at time.

I position my succulents like I would

 assemble a floral arrangement.

Taller in the center and work out from there.

Turning the pumpkin as you work, filling in spaces as you go.

Extra moss can be used to help

support tall cuttings.

Fill in nice and tight!

Let's be real-

I made a mess!

But they turned out great!

These will go with me to the flea market and if they don't sell

I will use them for our Thanksgiving table!

Here's a view from above-

I used similar succulents on each
of the pumpkins because I wanted a cohesive look.

Your pumpkin will last well over a month since they are not cut.

The succulents can be spray misted with water.

When you no longer want to keep your pumpkin or it starts to get soft,

Just cut through the top portion horizontally and plant the whole top in the ground


You can pinch off the succulents and plant 

only the cuttings.

Don't forget to save your seeds!

I want to see if I can grow Tiger pumpkins:)

Thanks for visiting with me today!

xo Lisa S


  1. What a darling idea! Visiting you from the party in your pjs link up.

    1. Thank you so much!
      I'm so glad glad you stopped by and said 'hello'!
      Have a great week.
      xo Lisa S

  2. Really cute, Lisa! I'm going to share a link to this in my Weekly Rambles tomorrow:)

  3. what a beautiful combo ... pumpkins and pants. like a hand in a glove, Lisa!

    1. Thanks Linda,
      The colors of the pumpkins go so well with the green succulents.
      Thanks for your sweet comment! SO GLAD YOU ARE HERE!
      xo Lisa S

  4. They look beautiful, Lisa. I'm guessing your going to have to make more for your table, because these are going to sell like hot cakes

    1. Thank you so much! Yes, they did sell fast. Most people did not think they were real :) They made my booth look so pretty- I'm glad I have time to make more. Thank you for the visit and your sweet comment was very appreciated!
      xo Lisa S

  5. These are beautiful Lisa, and great that you've got tips for how to make them last so long :-)

    1. Julie,
      Thank you so much. This will last well past Thanksgiving.
      Can you believe it is almost here? SO NICE TO HAVE YOU VISIT!
      xo Lisa S

  6. I absolutely LOVE this idea and to cut the tops and plant them out is genius. Thank you so much for sharing this #HandmadeMonday

    1. Rebecca,
      Thank you so much. You really can plant them!
      I'm so glad you stopped by to visit.
      xo Lisa S

  7. These pumpkin succulents couldn't be cuter! What a lovely way to celebrate fall!

  8. Love your succulent pumpkins, very cute. Thanks for sharing at Love Your Creativity.

  9. What a great concept Lisa - I just love this!
    CONGRATS - you are one of our Featured Guests at this week's Inspire Me Monday Party at Create With Joy Week 512! :-)