Cute. Cheap. Easy. Those are the three qualities that I would say makes a fantastic DIY. This one meets all three AND it’s perfect for fall. I wanted to try something new with the cute mini pumpkins I got at the pumpkin patch the other day, and it didn’t come to me until I was browsing the gardening section of Walmart and noticed that all their succulents were on sale! (Fall, in case you weren’t aware, is the perfect time to get plants on sale – just make sure they don’t look like they’re on the verge of death before buying them). I picked out a few of my favorite succulents and made sure they were still pretty small, about an inch or two in diameter. So keep on reading if you want to see how easy it is to make these little pumpkin succulent holders!
Literally all you need is
-a couple mini pumpkins
-a few small succulents
-a knife that’s sturdy enough to cut through the pumpkins.
-a plastic spoon to scoop out the inside
-a bowl to collect the pumpkin insides/extra soil
Time: about 30-45 minutes (depending if you’re stopping to take as many pictures as I did lol)
Cut the tops off the pumpkin and scoop out the insides.
WARNING: this can get a little messy, but honestly it’s the fun part. Take the succulents out of their pots and loosen the soil around the roots. I actually didn’t need all the soil it came with so I brushed off enough of it until it was small enough to fit in the pumpkins. I played around with the arrangement of the three succulents until I liked the look of each pumpkin.
*I’m sure if you wanted to get fancy you could add your own soil but I just kept the soil they were potted in bc I’ll probably replant them once fall is over and the pumpkins have gone bad.
Stuff those little succulents in there and then brush off the remaining soil. Then you’re done! Literally that easy, wow. And look how cute they are!!
Hello! My name is Carly and I am currently an undergrad studying to be an occupational therapist. I started The Everyday Adventurist as a little reminder to make everyday an adventure, whether that be traveling to a new city, going on a hike, trying out a new recipe, creating a DIY, you get the picture. You don’t have to travel across the world to have an good time (honestly, that’d be great, but then there’s this little thing called “school” that gets in the way). I thought this would be a perfect way to record all of my favorite activities, and maybe inspire you to do the same!