Scroll-stopping, beautifully colored faux succulent pumpkins are all over the internet; however, I decided to create a unique version of them for myself! As true to form, this decor project was a sort of “make it up as you go” creation—and I love it! Follow along with me as I show you how easy this one really is…
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I want to start by saying that this was by far the simplest and easiest DIY project I’ve ever done that turned out so gorgeous!
I seriously just took a creamy white craft pumpkin (you can use whatever size you like) and picked several colorful, faux succulents from Hobby Lobby or you can get yours from Amazon (link is under ‘shop’ section on the website) here along with the rest of the project materials from the comfort of your own couch!
So, I knew real succulents we’re never going to do for my “black” thumb. I don’t know why I have such bad luck with keeping plants alive—even the easiest ones like cactus and succulents die on my watch. So it was “faux” for the win!
STEP BY STEP
I tried making the pumpkin a little unique by adding depth with a brown Crayola marker drawn down each of the seems of the pumpkin and then quickly wiped off to create a shadowing a fact. This worked out great! Then I proceeded to make the holes in the top of the pumpkin staying near the top of the crown area. I used a small drill to make the holes; however, it would’ve been just as easy to use a screwdriver or some other sort of sharp object to make the holes. Here you can see the holes and hopefully, the brown lines I made with marker. ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Then, I simply proceeded to poke the succulents down into the pre-made holes and arrange them until I was satisfied with the way they looked. The dripping fernlike succulent down the side of the pumpkin was perfect for adding style and texture. Finally I added a raffia bow to each side of the top of the pumpkin to fill in any void spaces and cover up the stem. See entire video tutorial here
Violà! The faux succulent pumpkin project was complete. There so many variations of this project it makes my head spin; however, I am in love with mine. What do you think?