September 23, 2018

How to Combine Faux Pumpkins and Faux Succulents

Combining pumpkins and succulents is a very easy and trendy
look for Autumn. Combining fake pumpkins and fake 
succulents is even easier because you don't have to worry about
 keeping either one of them looking fresh for the whole season. 

All of the craft stores have the supplies that you will need
for this simple project. You may already have most of the
items already...a faux (fake) pumpkin, a few stems faux 
(fake) succulents and some moss. Other things that might
possibly help in putting all of this together are toothpicks,
 wooden skewers and some glue. 
You don't have to go crazy with this look like I did. 

Folks that use real pumpkins and real succulents for this 
look employ wet moss to keep the roots of the succulents
moist. Having moss is not crucial for our fake look but it 
helps make it look more real. 
The moss and succulents will be in the floral section of craft stores. 

You can use whatever color of pumpkin and succulents
you want to. I wanted to try a more neutral look so I
chose white pumpkins and muted color succulents. 

Here are two pumpkins that I am going to use on my
 mantel with their succulents and moss ready. 

Start by putting some moss on top of the pumpkin. If you
 don't mind putting some small holes in your pumpkin, it helps
 to secure the moss with toothpicks pushed into the foam.

(If your pumpkin has a nice stem you don't want to remove,
just pile up some extra moss around it.)

If your faux succulents have stems, push them through the 
moss into the foam pumpkin at the angle you like. Keep in
mind the angle from which the succulents will be viewed.

If you are using sheet moss, it might be hard to push the stem
through the moss. Another option for assembly is to arrange
the moss around the succulents after they are pushed in. 

If your succulents don't have stems (like a lot of mine...they
were purchased at end of season clearance last year 80%
off) , you can either just set them on the moss and see if
they will just stay, glue a toothpick or skewer on the bottom
or glue them directly onto the moss. 

Here are my mantel succulent pumpkins "in action".

The succulent pumpkins also look great as centerpieces, in 
Autumn vignettes, on bookcases or porches. 

Here are some other succulent pumpkins used in my house this
year to decorate for upkeep required!

If you would like to see more of my Fall decorating using the
pumpkins and succulents, you can click on this link...
Fall Home Tour 2018.

If you like to save ideas to Pinterest, here is a
good pinnable image...

I used the faux pumpkins and succulents in decorating
my house last Autumn also. If you want to see more ways 
to use them in decorating your home, click here to go to
that post. The first part of that post is a how-to, the second
part of the post shows pictures of the house in Fall 2017.

This is a fun, easy project to try. Thanks for visiting my blog!


  1. Gayle, you always have the loveliest of Fall decor! I am so envious! Everything looks quite beautiful! Happy Fall!

  2. Everything looks just great, Gayle. You always do such a nice job on whatever you are working on. I really like the neutral looking pumpkins. I have even been known to paint a few
    I hope you have a great upcoming week. xo Diana

  3. What a pretty pumpkin project. I would like to invite you to share at our party at I know my readers would love this project. Hope to see you there.

  4. Ficou muito lindo. São obras sã inspiração para mim. Obrigada por postar.

  5. these look amazing! I love how you totally changed the look of a simple pumpkin to an elegant pumpkin.

  6. Hi Gayle! I love your pumpkin centerpiece and saw it on this week's Share Your Style #176. I am one of the new hosts this year and would love to feature your post in this next week's SYS #177! Would you allow that and send me a photo which I could share? I tried to grab a photo here but it's protected {probably mine are, too, since I moved to https...}. :)

    Thank you and looking forward to seeing more of your lovely creations,
    Barb Chapman

  7. They are beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  8. Your beautiful decorations are one of my feature picks this Monday for the Hello Fall Link party! Thanks for sharing with us. Roseann from This Autoimmune Life

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