Hi friends! I’m so very excited to share with you a new series here at StoneGable. It’s called 10 MINUTE DECORATING. Each month 9 very talented, fabulous bloggers and me (9 total this month) will share some easy ways to decorate our homes that take only 10 minutes! This month’s 10 Minute Decorating is the FALL EDITION! Today I’m showing you how to plant succulents in the top of a pumpkin. So so easy! And it’s such a show-stopper! Even if you are not crafty… YOU CAN DO THIS!
I’m thrilled to be a part of 1O MINUTED DECORATING!!!
You can find all these great fall decorating ideas at the bottom of the post!
I must tell you that it does take a little time to buy the succulents and pumpkin, but once you get them all together creating a pumpkin work of art is a breeze!
I used a “blue” pumpkin I had that has a nice deep depression around the stem. Pop off the stem, but don’t cut the flesh. I used the pumpkins depression as a little planter!
My pumpkin has some scars but I don’t let that bother me at all… character! And it was such a bargain at $3.00!
I bought the tiniest succulents I could find at Kens Gardens, a local greenhouse in Lancaster Co.
Now, we’re ready to get our hands dirty! I chose a couple larger succulent that I used to be the “anchor”plants. I used the soil around them to fill in the pumpkin depression.
Then I just started planting them into the dirt in the depression of the pumpkin working around the pumpkin so that the succulents look good from all sides. So easy! Keep the succulents close together.
When you are done planting, give the succulents a little drink… and that’s it. Planting takes only a few minutes!
Here is the pumpkin all decked out in it’s succulent best!
If you follow 8 TIPS FOR KEEPING PUMPKINS FRESH your succulent top pumpkins should last until Thanksgiving! Just give your succulents a little drink in a few weeks.
Now let’s do some 10 Minute Decorating Visiting and see what great fall projects we can all do in 10 Minutes!
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