Do you love pumpkins? How about succulents? Well then, I have got the perfect DIY project for you. Introducing . . . The Pumpulent!
The pumpulent is sure to satisfy all of your fall decor needs. It also makes a great gift!
What you’ll need to create your pumpulent:
– Pumpkin or gourd of choice
– Succulents – I like to use echeveria, sedum, or haworthia
– Hot glue gun
– Spray adhesive (optional)
1. Use a hot glue gun to glue a handful of moss on to the top of your pumpkin. I like to remove the stem from my pumpkin beforehand, but that is completely optional if you would like to keep the stem on.
2. Carefully cut the head of the succulent from its stem.
3. Use the hot glue gun to glue on your succulents however you’d like on top of the moss.
4. OPTIONAL: You can use a spray adhesive to secure the succulents and moss in place. It also gives the succulents a nice shine.
The care required for your pumpulent is fairly simple. Just mist it with water every 10 days or so, making sure to get the moss damp around where the succulents are glued. The cool thing about these is that the succulents will eventually start rooting into the moss! This means that when the season is over, or when your pumpkin inevitably starts rotting, you can remove the succulents and plant them in soil for yourself!
There’s almost no end to the colorful combinations you can create, both within individual pumpulents or by grouping various sizes and varieties of gourd/succulents together. We do need to issue a warning, however; once you start making these, it’s hard to stop!