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DIY Succulent Pumpkin

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DIY projects are becoming more and more popular. With fall in full swing, setting up your favorite decor is a staple. Whether you have a green thumb, a love for DIY projects, or just love the falls season, creating a succulent pumpkin is both simple and easy for everyone! Add this succulent pumpkin to your patio or balcony, doorstep, or even as a centerpiece for your table. The possibilities are endless! Here is what you need: 

  • Succulents - Grab your favorite variety! You will need enough to fill the circumference of the pumpkin.

  • A Pumpkin - Any pumpkin, small or large, will do the trick! 

  • Tools - A knife or pumpkin carving tool to take the top off the pumpkin. You will also need a spoon to scoop out the pumpkin guts. 

  • A Pot - You will want to choose a pot that will fit inside your pumpkin. Once the fall season is over, you can toss the pumpkin and keep the potted succulents! 

  • Soil - Any type of soil will do.

 

Steps

Follow the steps below to create your own succulent pumpkin.

 

1. Start by tracing an outline of the pot you will be using on the top of your pumpkin. You will have to adjust the hole to make sure the pot fits inside the pumpkin without being seen. Once you have your outline traced, use your carving tool to carve out the top of the pumpkin in a circle. Next, take the top off the pumpkin and scoop out the guts. 

2. Next, adjust the outline of the pumpkin you traced so the pot will fit inside. 

3. Once your pot fits inside the pumpkin, it is time to plant your succulents! Start by adding your soil to the pot. Make sure the soil fills to ¾ of the way to the top. Now, start planting your succulents by arranging them any way you please. You’ll want to make sure you fill up the pot with a good amount of succulents. Once you have all of your plants placed, feel free to add some extra soil to fill in any empty spaces. You’ll want to water the succulents right away, but not too heavily! Succulents are low maintenance plants and only need to be watered once every two weeks. The best part about using the pot is that once your pumpkin goes bad, you can take out the pot and reuse it for other decor purposes!