This post I a sharing the very easy and fun little craft of succulent pumpkins and some October good finds with you all. I hope you are enjoying some of the beauty that October brings with all it’s amazing fall color.
I was lucky to have a lunch out for a special friend’s birthday this week, and I brought pumpkins as a little table favor. I was surprised everyone liked them so much. I made this large one and you can make them in smaller sizes for gifts and table favors..
As they seem to be a hit, I wanted to share this fun and simple craft that seems impressive, but is actually easy and foolproof. These succulent pumpkins are a pretty and fun variation on the usual October pumpkin craft and last many months. All you need is a pumpkin, some moss, some dried flowers and snips of succulents of different varieties and a hot glue gun.
My neighbors Kim, Becca and I, set up in my garage with our ingredients and chatted away while we worked. This is a great get-together for friends, or kids with some supervision..
We also foraged our yards for succulents to clip. The succulents on the pumpkins will actually continue to grow and can be transplanted after the pumpkin starts to go, but some can even last into the next year.
To do this yourself, you need a few succulent varieties, a mix of moss, and this bag has all types…
You also need some dried straw flowers like those in this mixed bag.
Those are just quick buys on Amazon and you can also used dried foraged bits from your garden like lavender or statice.
If you have succulents about, go take scissors and clip smaller sizes that will work on the pumpkins. Start with a generous amount of hot glue with the moss, take your time arranging the elements and glue in when you find the bits pleasing.
We distanced in my garage with masks, but took a little photo after. It was a very hot day 99 degrees!
You can leave a stem on like my friend Becca did on her little white one, or you can cut them off. There is no wrong way and anything goes.. Have fun!
Mary Ann Pickett whose birthday lunch I attended this week styled the one I gave her on her mantle below left…
Then she went outside foraging near her home and made a unique one with berries, above right. Love it! Wouldn’t this be cute for the holidays??
Elizabeth, our Antique Goddess had her own unique way of mixing hers in her decor..
Two more good things..
This book How Not to Wear Black has been a fun read I picked up last week at my favorite Santa Cruz bookshop. It’s by the fashion editor of The London Times and it’s chock full of good ideas for mixing it up with your wardrobe, buying what looks good on your body and buying better. Many great photos and I am savoring this book!
While I was up in Corte Madera for Mary Ann’s lunch I had a chance to slip into Anthropologie there and get her this acacia and marble cheese board which I love..with these napkins. Good colors right? And they come in sets of six!
I am up in Tahoe this weekend and sharing some photos on Instagram. It’s beautiful in fall here. More on my next post!
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