Fun Pumpkin and Succulent Craft

Are you so excited for the third of four projects using pumpkins and succulents?! Brittany and I came up with this fun twist on the typical stack of pumpkins. We decided to spell the word “BOO” using succulents! It is actually really simple to do, although it will take a little bit of time.

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Create a festive word on pumpkins using succulents!

Here’s what you’ll need:

You’ll need to get pumpkins that stack. This proved to be much more difficult that I thought. In the end it was actually difficult to reassemble these so they would stack again. Once you have them stacked how you want, you’ll want to use a permanent marker to write the word “BOO”.

I started out thinking hot glue was going to be a good option for attaching the succulent cuttings to the pumpkin. It turns out hot glue does not adhere especially well to pumpkins especially when the succulent cuttings are very large. Instead I ended up using toothpicks! Simply inset the toothpick where you want the cutting to go. I only left about 1/2″ sticking out of the pumpkin. Then I stuck the succulent cutting on the toothpick. This worked really well, although you could also use a floral glue which I have since found to be a fabulous tool for succulent projects.

Once you have all your pumpkin and succulent letters ready to go, place the cute stack by your front door to scare off any solicitors! Actually, they are so cute it may attract people :)

BOO on Pumpkins with Succulents

While we were shooting these we thought it would be fun to have one of the dogs pose for us. It was quite a trick because they were so excited to see us and be outside. We did end up getting this cute shot of Mose though!

Mose with Pumpkins and Succulents - Succulents and Sunshine

If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the pumpkin head family and succulent designs on pumpkins I collaborated on with the wonderful Brittany from The House That Lars Built. We have one more fun idea to show you on Friday so be excited!

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  1. Hey Cassidy! I was wondering how you care for your succulents during winter months? I also live in an area with winters and having become recently obsessed with succulents, I don’t feel like waiting til spring to buy more. Right now I have mine setting on the floor in front my sliding glass door which faces south. It’s the best place in the house to get them some sun.

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