Provided by Cornelius Nursery
- Pumpkin (pick one that’s flatter on top and with minimal stem)
- Variety of succulents
- Decorative moss
- Spray adhesive
- Tacky gel glue or hot glue gun and sticks
- Gardening gloves
- Butcher paper or newspaper
- Paper towels
- Wipe down the pumpkin with a wet paper towel to get rid of any dust or dirt. Let it dry before continuing.
- Lay down butcher paper or newspaper in the area you’re going to create your succulent pumpkin. Put on gloves to protect your skin from the decorative moss and glue.
- Coat the top of the pumpkin with spray adhesive and attach the moss in portions. Press down on the moss to ensure that it sticks to the pumpkin.
- Trim any excessive moss.
- Remove the succulents from the containers and brush off any excessive soil. Use your scissors to cut the stems diagonally, leaving approximately ¼ inch of stem on each succulent.
- Let your succulent pumpkin dry for 24 hours before watering.
- Place your succulent pumpkin in a dry area with good air circulation.
- To prevent the bottom of your succulent pumpkin from deteriorating, make sure it is resting on a dry surface. Once a week, check for any excessive moisture and dry with a paper towel.
- Mist your pumpkin with water daily.
- Succulent pumpkins should last you through the holiday season. Once your pumpkin starts to deteriorate, you can repurpose the top of the pumpkin in a container or garden bed.