Easy DIY Pumpkin Succulents

Hi, friend! It’s been a while since I’ve shared a DIY project post on here, but I had so much fun creating these cute little pumpkin succulents over the weekend and I couldn’t wait to share them with you. If you want to learn how to make these easy little Fall succulents, keep reading!

My friend Stephanie had us all over for a girl’s night this past Friday to make these pumpkin succulents. So in full disclosure, I cannot take credit for anything but the pictures! She had this addorable little setup and supplied everything we needed. She’s the cutest ever! (She’s the owner of Ellie’s Sparkles and Grammar and Glitter – go check her out.) We had a great time crafting and putting these together, and they’re super easy to make. They’d even but fun for the kiddos to do, would make adorable gifts for the season, and pair nicely with wine. Just sayin’!


  • Mini pumpkins in a variety of colors (we used real ones, but you could use artificial ones if you wanted them to last longer).
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Succulents (we used these real ones, but you could use these artificial ones if you prefer)
  • Moss (we used green, but you could use any color or use a variety)
  • Sharpie (to write your name on the bottom if you’re making them in a group setting)
  • Craft paper (optional)
  • Essential oils for fragrance (optional)


Putting them together is super easy. It just requires a little trial and error before gluing to see how you want your succulents to sit on the pumpkin.

STEP ONE: Select your pumpkin and grab a handful of moss. Using the glue gun, squirt a ring of hot glue around the top of the pumpkin, then secure the moss to the glue. Press firmly 5-10 seconds until the glue dries. Trim off any excess moss that you don’t want hanging off of your pumpkin.

STEP TWO: Before gluing them, place your succulent pieces on top of the mossy pumpkin to get an idea of what you want it to look like. We found that most looked best with 2-4 succulent pieces of varying heights and sizes. Try standing some up and some on their side for a more interesting look. Once you’ve decided where you want them to go, glue the succulents on top of the moss with the hot glue gun. Hold each piece in place about 10 seconds to allow it to dry.

STEP THREE: Drop 2-3 drops of essential oil to the moss to give it a nice Fall smell. This is optional, obviously, but it made them smell amazing. I would recommend Cinnamon, Harvest Spice or Apple, or if you’re making several or doing it with a group, this variety pack of Fall scented oils would be perfect!

And you’re done! Super easy and super cute, right?

– If you need to, add some more moss to cover any glue showing or to help prop up a succulent piece to your liking.
– If you’re in a group setting, make sure you write your name or initials on the bottom of the pumpkin so you remember which ones you made.
– I haven’t had mine long enough to vouch for this, but a friend said just to mist them with water and give them occasional sunlight to help keep them alive. I’d guess the pumpkin would rot well before the succulents, so you may be able to repurpose the succulents in another project, or maybe even plant the pumpkin in the ground?
– If you’re making these with kids, add ribbon, googly eyes or draw faces on the pumpkins to make them even more fun!

That’s it! Super easy and lots of fun. Let me know if you end up making these, and tag me on Instagram (@BlakeleysBlondeLife or #ThisBlondeLife) so I can give them some love!

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Fall!


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