Pumpkins + Succulents = Happiness

Succulents make me happy.  Fall makes me happy.  Combining the two?  Oh my!  This is a quick and easy project and it’s perfect for Fall decorating.  I’ve seen it everywhere the last few weeks.  Here is how I did mine.

So Pretty!

So Pretty!

All you need to gather for this project:  Pumpkins (any size, any color), Succulents (I love the white mini’s here), scissors and a hot glue gun.

Start by snapping of the stem at the pumpkins base.  I used mini pumpkins here, but any size will work.  Plan on 5-8 succulents for mini pumpkins and more for a regular size.

That's my daughter helping me here.

That’s my daughter helping me here.

Wipe the pumpkin clean and dry throughly.  

Shake off as much of the dirt from the plant as possible.  I actually cut most of the root system off from mine so they would adhere better.  These will still last for weeks so no worries!

Gluing succulents to pumpkins.

Gluing succulents to pumpkins.

Use the hot glue gun to begin gluing the succulents directly on the pumpkins.

Work your way around as you would a tiny floral arrangement.  Vary the sizes and colors of succulents for texture.

The whites minis with succulents are the perfect Fall neutral!

The whites minis with succulents are the perfect Fall neutral!

How is easy it that!?!?!?!?  Quick and simple.  My kinda craft!  🙂

I've had these little guys last up to 4 weeks!

I’ve had these little guys last up to 4 weeks!

I love these and these pics were taken 2 weeks after completed so they really hold up well.  That’s it for now.


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Until next time,


Mini Pumpkins and Succulents

White Pumpkin and succulents

White Pumpkin and succulents

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  1. Ann says:

    This is so cute! I love mini pumpkins and get a bunch around this time of year to use as decorations. I’m going to have to try this craft out as well since I’m obsessed with succulents too! Thanks for sharing!

    • Libbie Burling says:

      Thank you Ann! I too love succulents and mini pumpkins are just so adorable! My favorite thing about this project is that they last so long.
      Thanks for stopping by, you made my morning.

  2. Linda says:

    I love how this DIY turned out! The mini pumpkins and succulents just go so well together! I will be featuring this project at this week’s Creative Circle link party. Thanks for sharing!

    • Libbie Burling says:


      Thank you so much, you’ve made my day! I’m excited to be featured and thank you for hosting the link party. I love seeing all the weekly inspiration. -Libbie

  3. OMG the adorable! I’m totally featuring this on my blog this week! Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s we go link party!

  4. My favorites are the white ones. Thanks for sharing them with Creatively Crafty Link Party #CCBG.

  5. Robyn Davis says:

    Thank you Libbie for sharing your DIY with us on Wall to Wall DIY Wednesday! You are my pick for this week and you will be featured on our blogs on Wednesday. 🙂 Such a cute idea!

  6. Your Pumpkin Succulents are so pretty! What a wonderful fall decorating project. Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you again this week. Have a great week ahead!

  7. Ana says:

    I just love the succulents in pumpkins idea! I need to do this ASAP!

    • Libbie Burling says:


      It’s such a quick and easy project! Send pics when you complete yours!

      Thanks for stopping by,


  8. Jane says:

    Love these and have made some as gifts. My daughter made a larger one, lots of grey moss, and lots of succulents that she gets from nipping the tips off her many pots of succulents. Beautiful centerpiece on her table. When the pumpkins starts too go she sits the top in dirt. Mist I t every couple days

  9. Julie Briones says:

    Interesting that you can use live plants on this! They look lovely, Libbie!

  10. Maureen says:

    What a cute idea! I never would have though of gluing them on top!

  11. Linda says:

    How cute are these? Love them.

  12. Carri says:

    Who knew that succulents and pumpkins would make such a pleasing combination? I absolutely LOVE the look!

  13. Linda says:

    Very sweet project. The succulents look lovely in the pumpkins. A wonderful look and the fact, they do last. Thank you for sharing at "Love Your Creativity."

  14. These are adorable! I love succulents! Found you at the Vintage Charm Party 199

  15. Super, super cute — one of my favorite fall crafts! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen/Our Hopeful Home

  16. This is a wonderful idea! These look great–such a fun Autumn touch.

    Thank you so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

  17. janet Trieschman says:

    What a great project, I am glad to hear you took photos after 2 weeks. I was wondering how the hot glue would affect the plants. It seems to be OK. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty Link Party.

  18. CONGRATS! Your post is FEATURED at #AThemedLinkup 30 for All Things Halloween from my previous linkup for Pumpkin Crafts and Décor.

  19. Diane says:

    These are adorable! Love the idea of combining these two loves.

  20. Marie says:

    I agree with your sentiements about pumpkins and succulents ha ha. Happy hoppin!

  21. What a cute idea-love hopping with you!

  22. Sue at Blu says:

    Great project especially if you have a succulent garden!

  23. I LOVE adding those succulents to pumpkins! I never would have thought of putting the two together. They are simply a perfect match! Pinning it to keep it when the time comes for centerpiece creations. Loved hopping with you!

  24. What an interesting combination! I would never have thought of this combination. Great that the succulents are lasting so long. Happy to be hopping with you.

  25. Nicolle says:

    These are soooo cute! You can never have too many succulents or pumpkins if you ask me!

  26. Lynne says:

    What a great little project, Libby! I love succulents and pumpkins, but never thought to put them together. This is genius and so cute! It is always fun to hop with you!

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