I don’t know if there are any words that can describe the amount of love I have for pumpkins. I get a thrill when they start arriving in grocery stores at the end of summer, and I’m not sure if it’s because they are so adorable or because they make me hopeful for cooler weather and holiday parties – with mulled wine served in mason jars.
One of my favorite ways to decorate with pumpkins is by covering them in succulents and using them in a fall table scape. Once you get the first few plants attached to the pumpkin, it’s really simple – and the arrangements will last from before Halloween right through to Thanksgiving without much care at all.
Abbey McKenna Succulent Designs provides us with her tips for making a great succulent pumpkin arrangement for your own home.
• Pumpkin (with stem)
• Glue Gun
• Glue Sticks
Finish filling until desired look is achieved. You may have to remove some lower leaves to get each succulent to lay flat. Hold onto these because they’re great for filling in thin spots on the bottom of the arrangement.
This article originally published in The Wander Issue of Citygram Austin Magazine.
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Photography: Chris Perez