Pumpkin succulent on display http://www.itsallaboutthepretty.com/Want to make a Thanksgiving Succulent Centerpiece today, that will look as pretty and fresh on Thanksgiving?

My friend Julie, was telling me about a class she attended at a local garden store.  In the  class she made a Thanksgiving/Autumn table centerpiece.  She explained the base of the centerpiece is a pumpkin, and the flowers adorning the pumpkin are succulents.  She showed me a picture of hers, it was stunning.  From the direction she gave me, I decided give it a try.

The reason the arrangement lasts so long is, you never cut into the pumpkin.  Leaving it in tack ensures no rotting for the duration of the Autumn season.

I decided to use a small pumpkin, I was going off memory and didn’t want to spend a lot on the items, just in case it didn’t turn out well.

Pumpkin succulent items http://www.itsallaboutthepretty.com/

Items needed.

Pumpkin succulent with moss http://www.itsallaboutthepretty.com/

Pumpkin succulents succulents http://www.itsallaboutthepretty.com/

Remove all soil from succulents.

Pumpkin succulent dry fit http://www.itsallaboutthepretty.com/Dry fit your succulents, then glue them in place

Pumpkin succulent direct view http://www.itsallaboutthepretty.com/

Here’s how I did it.

Items Needed

Pumpkin {the cinderella pumpkins look very pretty with succulents}


Succulents {as many as needed to cover the top of a pumpkin in a variety of colors}

Pods, Seeds, Nuts {optional}

Tacky Glue {clear}

Spray Adhesive


1. Clean pumpkin.

2. Spray the top of the pumpkin with the spray adhesive.

3. Add approximately 1/2 inch worth of moss to the top of the pumpkin.

3. Clean all soil off of succulents.

4. Place large ones first in the center, using Tacky Glue to keep them in place, in the moss.

5. Add smaller succulents and pods, etc. to fill in.

It’s that easy!

Keep your Thanksgiving centerpiece looking beautiful all season.  Place your pumpkin on a placemat or a plate to protect the furniture you’re displaying it on.  Keep pumpkin in a bright location, indoors or outdoors.  Avoid direct sunlight for long periods of time.  Mist with water once a week.

The beauty of this arrangement…When you no longer want to display it.  Just cut the succulents off with a butter knife under the moss and place them in your garden.  They will continue to grow.

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Succulent Centerpiece

Thank you, Julie!

Please send me pictures of your pumpkins with succulents!

Update: A wonderful friend over at The Inspired Home and Garden made Pine Cone Succulent Planters.  You really must take a look at these beautiful Pine Cones.

2 comments on “Thanksgiving Succulent Centerpiece”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *