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Craftista: DIY Succulent Pumpkins for your Thanksgiving Tablescape

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I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week! As most holidays do, this one totally snuck up on me this year. And if your last couple of weeks have been anywhere as busy as mine, you’re probably still trying to come up with some chic Thanksgiving décor, not to mention whip up your menu! Because DIY = LOVE and holidays are all about love, I decided to make the centerpieces for our Turkey Day dinner, and of course the kids helped. We turned our pumpkins from Halloween into the ultimate Thanksgiving décor, and it couldn’t have been easier. The final product is super chic, and will look perfect next to our turkey, stuffing and sides. Take a look…

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Supplies

  • Pumpkins (flat tops like Cinderella work best)
  • Sphagnum or Spanish Moss
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Variety of small succulents (different heights and dimensions look the best)
  • Garden clippers or shears
  • Hot glue gun
  • Newspaper or disposable tablecloth

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Directions

  1. One hour prior to making them take the succulents out of their dirt and brush away remaining dirt and let dry.
  2. Prepare your workspace with newspaper or tablecloth.
  3. Start by spraying the adhesive spray all over the top of the pumpkin.
  4. Press the moss down firmly and use the kitchen shears to trim the moss to make it look neat.
  5. Using shears trim the roots of the succulents. But make sure you save enough of the roots so after Thanksgiving you can take the succulents off and replant them. They will look great growing in your back yard when we head into Spring!
  6. Starting at the center of the pumpkin with the biggest succulents, start gluing succulents onto the moss. Work your way towards the edge of the moss.  

And voila! Your Halloween décor just turned into your Thanksgiving tablescape, with a super chic twist.

If you try this DIY out let me know, would love to see it!

Love,

T

 

  • http://www.Mommy-Diary.com/ Angela Kim @mommy-diary

    I’ve never seen it done with moss before. This is great! Thanks for sharing