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Today I wanted to share one of the easiest projects I’ve ever done. My DIY Fall Succulent Centerpiece is such a simple project that anyone can do, and it leaves a major impact on your home decor. I was first inspired to do this project from a photo I randomly saw wandering around the internet. I’m not even sure where it came from or how the project was done in the original photo, but I knew it was easy enough to figure out.
Anyone can create this beautiful centerpiece in less than 30 minutes and for under $30! I purchased my faux white pumpkins (medium size) from Michaels. These are normally $9.99, but I had a 50% off coupon. You can almost always find a coupon so you should be able to get these on sale still. I purchased the succulents from Home Depot and got a container that contained 6 succulents for $12. These succulents were not in any type of planter, they were just in their original plastic containers ready to be planted for good.
So, who’s ready to make this super easy DIY Fall Succulent Centerpiece with me?
Step 1: Take either a knife or a razor blade (with a long blade) and carve out a circle on the top of your pumpkin. If you use a razor blade make sure the blade is long enough to slice through about a 1/2″ of foam. Ours had a safety on it that wouldn’t allow it to puncture all the way through so my hubby just took an old steak knife to the faux pumpkin. We didn’t make it a perfect circle but as close as possible. For the most part, your plants will cover up this area so it really doesn’t have to be perfect.
Step 2: Carve out a very small hole in the bottom of the pumpkin for drainage.
Step 3: Fill your pumpkins with potting soil about 3/4 full.
Step 4: Carefully plant your succulents any way you like. I had 6 succulents so I chose to pair mine up and plant 2 in each pumpkin. These plants tend to be fragile so be very gentle when planting. Fill up the rest of the pumpkin with soil to make sure the planted part of the succulent is fully covered. I watered these generously after planting because I had purposely let them dry out a lot before I started this process. After I watered them I wiped off the outside of the pumpkins and let them drain.
I just love how this DIY Fall Succulent Centerpiece turned out. It really is as easy to do as it looks. It creates such a big impact and adds a fun flare to any home decor. I hope you give it a try! If you do, be sure to let me know in the comments below. I hope you enjoyed this fun project. Feel free to share on Pinterest and your other favorite social media sites!