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How Can Succulents Transform a Simple Pumpkin?

Pumpkins have landed at NHG! Grown especially for us by a local north Texas family, they mark the arrival of fall for us each year. They’re gorgeous displayed alone, delicious and nutritious in recipes, and the go-to spice for the trendiest seasonal coffee. How could they get better? Our creative events team shows you how, below, ahead of our upcoming workshops (where you can sip wine while creating your very own).

Colorful succulents take these pumpkins to the next level

We begin with small orange or white pumpkins that are clean and dry. Using a low-temp glue gun, we’re adding a small collar of sheet moss around the stem:

Add a collar of floral moss around the top of each pumpkin

We use a variety of succulent cuttings and allow the cut ends to dry for a day or two, which helps to guard against rot. We group them together based on size and color, nestling the littlest pieces into ‘nooks and crannies’ for interest.¬†Lastly, we garnish our creation with natural accents such as seed pods, tiny pine cones, or whatever strikes our fancy and adds to the composition:

Mini succulent pumpkins are loaded with color and interest

Voila! These beauties will last for months, and bonus! You can replant the cuttings when you’re through. By themselves, grouped into a centerpiece, or displayed on a stand, they’ll be the envy of your holiday decor this year. And remember, you can sip wine and create your own with us in our succulent pumpkin workshops, here.

 

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