Think beyond traditional autumn colors for an elegant change-up to this year’s fall decor. Succulents planted in white pumpkins are the perfect addition to any fall tablescape.


Succulent plants are trendy for a reason. With juicy leaves, stems, or roots, succulents form a vast and diverse group of plants, offering easy-care choices for your home. Plus, they look stunning planted alone or as companions. Succulents like the dry humidity and warm conditions found in most homes, and while they like direct light, they can adapt to lower light. They all prefer a fast-draining potting medium that’s not watered too often allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.


By using faux craft pumpkins and planting live succulents, these centerpieces will last well into the Thanksgiving season. Click here for my DIY instructions for chalk painting faux pumpkins.

To start, you’ll want to cut an opening in the top of the pumpkin. You’ll also want to drill holes in the bottom for drainage—this will be crucial in keeping the succulents healthy. Next, fill the pumpkin with soil or plant the succulents in a normal pot and set it inside the pumpkin—then you can easily repot the succulent arrangement when pumpkins are no longer in season. Start by placing your largest succulent first and then fill in the rest. Use reindeer moss to fill in around the individual plants and hide the pumpkin’s edges.
Place the pumpkin arrangements down the center of a table along with other fall accessories, candles, and linens in complementary tones. This simple garden craft makes a gorgeous living centerpiece that will carry you through the fall and make a beautiful addition to your Thanksgiving table.
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