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Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece

Make a stunning succulent pumpkin centerpiece using a painted paper mache pumpkin and faux succulents!

Make a stunning Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece using a painted paper mache pumpkin and faux succulents!
Can you feel fall in the air yet?

It is still a bit warm for me, but a girl can dream.

Fall is my favorite season.

I love the cooler temperatures, the gorgeous colors, and all of the amazing decor.

Bring on all.the.pumpkins!

Follow along as I show you how to create this beautiful DIY succulent pumpkin centerpiece for your fall decor.

Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece Supplies
Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece Supplies:

Paper mache pumpkin (affiliate link)

Box cutter

Acrylic paint (Silver Sage Green) (affiliate link)


Craft foam (affiliate link)

Faux succulents (affiliate link)

Wire cutters


Note: Select succulents with warmer colors for this fall arrangement!

Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece Stem Removal
In order to arrange the display of succulents at the top of the pumpkin we need to remove the stem and some of the area around it.

Use the box cutter to carefully cut a hole ~3-4″ wide at the top of the pumpkin.

Save the stem for another project if you like!

Paint Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece
Paint the pumpkin with the acrylic paint.

Depending on the color you select may depend on how many coats of paint you need.

I like how a single coat looked on my pumpkin.

I love the “Cinderella” pumpkins so I selected a greenish-silver-blue color.

Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece with Craft Foam
Once the pumpkin is dry, cut up craft foam into small pieces that will fit into the opening at the top of the pumpkin.

Fill the pumpkin with the pieces until it is completely stuffed.

Adding Succulents to Pumpkin Centerpiece
It’s time to start arranging succulents!

Trim the stems as needed with wire cutters.

Start with the larger blooms and press them into the craft foam.

Go back and gradually add in the smaller blooms as filler.

Don’t be afraid to take apart succulent picks that have multiple blooms to spread them out in the arrangement.

Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece
Once you’re satisfied with the placement of all of the succulents your DIY pumpkin decor is done!

How easy was that??

Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece
I feel like this arrangement has a fun farmhouse chic vibe going for it with that light pumpkin color!

It pairs well with other vintage items like this old silver tray and rustic votive holders.

Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece
I love how realistic the succulent pumpkin centerpiece arrangement looks.

And I love that I can bring it out year after year since it’s all faux!

That, my friends, is my favorite kind of craft.


>> See where I party! <<


This post was originally shared October, 2018.


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Sunday 4th of November 2018

Oh my gosh, this is so pretty! I love the color you used to get the "Cinderella" look on the pumpkin, and all of those colorful succulents too! It's even better that it's all faux so you can use it again next year! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday; I'll be including your beautiful pumpkin succulent centerpiece in my Party Features this week.


Monday 29th of October 2018

Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!


Monday 22nd of October 2018

Love this succulent pumpkin centerpiece! I really like the color you painted the pumpkin.


Saturday 20th of October 2018

Your succulent pumpkin centerpiece turned out absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make.

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