Fall is here, and if you’re looking for ways to get into the spirit of the season, you can start by updating your home decor. The perfect accent to spiff up your home this fall? Succulent-filled pumpkins!
A beautiful alternative to the carved jack-o’-lantern or that bowl of pumpkins and gourds in different colors and shapes, a pumpkin filled with pretty succulents is a great twist on an autumnal decor classic.
All you have to do to achieve this chic look is cut a hole in the top of a pumpkin and scoop out the insides, just as you would when carving a jack-o’-lantern. But instead of carving up that pumpkin with a knife, fill it with potting soil instead and plant some succulents in there. The succulents’ unique colors and textures really make the pumpkin pop.
Check out these examples posted to Twitter by @BBsBeasties:
I’m salivating at how well these turned out pic.twitter.com/FOPglHG2Uf
— Bridget (@BBsBeasties) September 27, 2021
Or these posted by @achickhergarden, who also links to her tutorial on the topic:
— Staci Samuels (@achickhergarden) September 12, 2018
If you’re not the DIY type, or you’re worried about your (lack of) gardening skills, you can just order one up from Etsy. This faux pumpkin filled with succulents is priced at $58. It comes with a care sheet so you can make the most of your plant.
The listing suggests that this piece would make for a beautiful centerpiece at Thanksgiving or even at an autumn wedding. It could also make for a great hostess or housewarming gift. It ships free in the U.S.
If you’re working with a smaller space, these mini pumpkins planted with succulents are adorable. One 4-by-4-inch pumpkin packed with succulents is priced at $45. The pumpkin comes in your choice of orange, golden cream or white.
If you love the look of succulents, pumpkins aren’t the only unique vehicle for decorating with them. As Succulents and Sunshine points out, they look great in a wooden box, inside an old book or as part of a wreath.
Check out this pretty autumnal wreath from Etsy that combines both pumpkins and succulents. This would look great on your front door, or as part of your fireplace mantel or hearth display. It’s priced at $94.