DIY and Disconnect: Pumpkin Succulent Planter

You guys—it’s pumpkin season! Just like that, pumpkins have taken over the grocery store shelves and farmer’s markets. Almost every article you’ll read right now is about how you can turn a pumpkin into just about anything. And here’s another one!

From recipes to cocktails to decorating, pumpkins are the ingredient or inspiration behind some of our favorite fall things. Like our “Welcome to the Pumpkin Patch” painting.

Paint Nite Welcome to the Pumpkin Patch

We thought we’d jump on the pumpkin bandwagon and share this easy home decor project that you can do in minutes to give your holiday table that extra pizzazz. Plus, Thanksgiving is around the corner, and there’s nothing like a fun centerpiece to really take it up a notch.



Pumpkin and succulents

For this project, you’ll need:

  • A medium to large pumpkin
  • Succulents in different species, sizes, and colors
  • Soil
  • Knife
  • Bowl or cup


Step one: cut it open

Cut your pumpkin

Open pumpkin with succulents

Carefully cut into the pumpkin top, opening it up the same way you would a Jack O’Lantern.


Step two: insert a cup or bowl

ready for succulents

Carefully insert a cup or bowl to hold the soil and plants. A cup works really well for this project since it’s tall.


Step three: add soil and succulents

pumpkin succulent planter

pumpkin succulent planter cheers

Don’t worry too much about the plants. They’re hardier than you think. They can be pretty close together as long as they’re planted in the soil. If it’s easier for you, plant them in the cup/bowl before inserting it into the pumpkin.

Look how pretty. You’ve nailed it! Pop that pumpkin planter up onto your table and get ready for some compliments.

Share your centerpieces with us on social. Use #plantnite on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Happy planting!


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