DIY Faux Fall Succulent Pumpkin Craft

DIY Faux Fall Succulent Pumpkin by Courtney of Crafts by Courtney for I Heart Naptime.

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Happy Fall everyone!  It’s Courtney with Crafts by Courtney and I wanted to share with you probably one of the easiest Fall crafts I’ve ever done. This is a project anyone can do! I’ve done several pumpkins crafts over the years, but this is probably the quickest.

While browsing Pinterest I found my inspiration for this craft, BUT they used a real pumpkin and succulents. I wanted to use a fake pumpkin and succulents so it would be a craft I could pull out for years.


For this festive fall craft, you’re going to need:

  • Faux Succulents
  • Spanish Moss
  • Faux Pumpkins
  • Floral Pins

Getting Started

I had some pumpkins that really needed a makeover. They’ve gotten messed up over the years, so I thought a quick makeover would be a great idea.

Plus I just got a TON of faux succulents in the mail from FloraCraft and I really wanted to use them.

Let’s get crafting!!

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Step 1 – Paint Pumpkin

I used some chalk paint and painted on two coats.  Letting each coat dry 20 minutes. Make sure to remove those stems!!

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Step 2 – Add Your Moss

Now let’s add our moss!!

I used some “handy dandy” floral pins to keep my moss in place. I was debating on using hot glue to keep my moss in place, BUT I found these floral pins in the box of succulents as well. They worked perfect, the moss stays in place.

YAY, no glue required!

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Step 3 – Add Your Succulents

Since I took the stem out of the pumpkin I was able to add the succulents in that spot. So no cutting of the succulents either! See how easy this is?!

I just placed them around the pumpkin until I felt it looked full.

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Finishing Touches

Voila, all done! I had both pumpkins done in about 10 minutes. I really wanted to do the small one as well, but I ran out of succulents.  Maybe I’ll make a run to the store and get some more!

DIY Faux Fall Succulent Pumpkin Craft

DIY Faux Fall Succulent Pumpkin Craft

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This was my first succulent craft and I’m so happy with how it turned out!  These pumpkins fit in perfect with my Fall decor.  I can’t wait to get started on more projects for the house this fall.

Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see ya next month with a new craft!

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Halloween Candy Bark

Halloween Candy Bark – a quick and easy no bake treat!

This Halloween Candy Bark is super easy to make, a kid favorite and can be customized with your favorite candies! Broken pretzel pieces also make a wonderful addition if you like the sweet and salty combo.

This Halloween candy bark is super easy to make, a kid favorite and can be customized with your favorite candies! Tie it up and give it with the free, printable tag on

Make this Halloween bark with white, dark or milk chocolate and add your favorite candies. This recipe is the perfect recipe to let your kids help with. It’s no bake and easy to make :)

This Halloween candy bark is super easy to make, a kid favorite and can be customized with your favorite candies! Tie it up and give it with the free, printable tag on

Halloween Bark

Yield: 16 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 package of vanilla or chocolate almond bark (I've used candiquik too)
  • 1 cup orange candy melts
  • Optional toppings: Candy corn, crushed OREO's, Candy eyeballs, crushed pretzels, M&M's, sprinkles, nuts, any other leftover Halloween candy


Lay out a large sheet of wax paper and get all of your toppings ready.

Melt the chocolate in the microwave according to package directions. Then pour chocolate onto wax paper. Smooth with a spatula.

Melt orange melts in the microwave according to package directions. Place spoonfuls onto the chocolate and then swirl with a toothpick.

Top with your toppings immediately. Let cool and then break into pieces or cut with a large knife.

This Halloween candy bark is super easy to make, a kid favorite and can be customized with your favorite candies! Tie it up and give it with the free, printable tag on

The swirling is my favorite part! The best part about this Halloween candy bark is you can customize it with your favorite toppings. These were my kids favorites, but add yours!

This Halloween candy bark is super easy to make, a kid favorite and can be customized with your favorite candies! Tie it up and give it with the free, printable tag on

After it was made we packaged it up and tied a tag on to give to a friend. You can find the free printable tags HERE.

Looking for more Halloween treats? You’ll love these too:

Cranberry Apple Cider Mix

Cranberry Apple Cider Mix by Jenny Raulli of Bloom Designs Online for I Heart Naptime

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Hi Everyone!  Jenny Raulli from Bloom Designs Online back today to share a sweet little fall treat with you.  When you think of fall what are the first three words that come to your mind?  Leaves, pumpkins and of course, apples!  I don’t think there is anything better than a warm cup of spiced apple cider in fall.  It is truly comforting.  I wanted to spread that feeling, so I put together these Cranberry Apple Cider Mix jars.  Get all your ingredients set up in an assembly line and make a bunch of these to pass out to family, friends, hostess, and neighbors over the next few months. The effort will be much appreciated!

apple cider mix

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Layer in order in a mini mason jar

  • 1/4 cup raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • dried cranberries to the top

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Cranberry Apple Cider Mix on

Download our free tags with direction for making the cranberry apple cider HERE.  I printed my tags on kraft paper but you can you white or any light color.  Cut the tags into rectangles or use a tag shaped punch to make tags like mine.  Please remember that the tags are for personal use only. :)

Hope you enjoy these as much as I do.  For more fun fall ideas and free printable visit Bloom Designs on FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest.



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Join Our 2016 Creative Team

I am SO excited to announce that we are now accepting submission’s for I Heart Naptime’s 2016 creative team!  We are excited to bring YOU new and fresh ideas in the upcoming year. Crazy it’s only a few months away!  We are looking to add a couple NEW and fabulous contributors to help deliver great content for our readers. Our number one goal on I Heart Naptime is to give our readers only the best of the best!

Several of you have e-mailed me over the past few months asking how you could be apart of the team, so here is your chance! Are you interested? If so, keep reading! If not…feel free to pass this on to someone you know that might be interested in this fun opportunity. We’ll be accepting anyone who loves to write, cook/and or create, designers, photographers, and bloggers! If you think you have something else to offer, tell us what you got!

Join I Heart Naptime's 2016 creative team!

What am I looking for?

  • Someone who is organized, super creative with original ideas, punctual and FUN!
  • Recipes, crafts, DIY projects, party ideas, tips and printable designs
  • Experience with wordpress, photoshop or light room is a plus, but not mandatory

Please note, you definitely do not have to be a blogger to apply for the creative team. Anyone can apply! :)

What will be expected:

1. One original post (a new idea that hasn’t been posted before) each month delivered on time

2. You will need to share your post via your social media outlets

3. Being an active part of our team

4. A one year commitment

What will you get out of it?

1. Money! That’s right, you will be paid per post. :)

2. Not only will you get lots of new traffic, you’ll be able to showcase your work to all my fabulous readers and sponsors here on I Heart Naptime and gain some new friends while you’re here. Google juice as well. ;)

3. You’ll get 3 pins from your blog to my most popular Pinterest board (almost 4 million followers), shares on Facebook and Twitter each month!

4. You’ll be apart of our awesome Facebook group where we share ideas and you’ll also get to be apart of 2 team giveaways per year sponsored by I Heart Naptime!

Please note: The first three months will be a trial period. If we both feel it is a good fit then I will hire you on as a contractor.

Is this something YOU are interested in? If so, I’d LOVE for you to apply below! We can’t wait to expand our team!

How to apply:

Fill out this google form below or click HERE to fill out. Make sure to scroll down to the bottom to hit submit after filling it out. Also, please take time when filling out this form to show us your personality and be completely honest about your skills and work.  :)

The deadline is Ocotober 31st… I can’t wait to see your submission!

Contributors will be notified on or before November 20th and announced on I Heart Naptime in December. Unfortunately, due to the amount of submissions, we won’t be able to respond to every applicant, but know we will read each and every one of them! We’re truly humbled for all of the submissions each year and wish we could have all of you!

Thanks SO much for taking the time to apply! We can’t wait to work with YOU!

Have a happy day! :)

Link Party Palooza #113

Welcome back to the Link Party Palooza! I hope you all had a wonderful week! I can’t wait to see your ideas and feature YOU! Check back next Friday night to see if you were featured!Link Party Palooza Header


Here are some of our favorites from last week’s link party. There were so many fabulous projects and recipes shared!

Easy Damask Halloween Banner from Sparkle Living Blog


Chicken Bacon Pesto Homemade Pizza from Penney Lane


Homemade Oreos from The Food Nanny


Here are some favorites from I Heart Nap Time this week:

One Pot Cheesy Chicken Tex Mex

one pot cheesy tex mex

Bathroom Makeover


Easy Mug Cake Gift Idea with Free Printables

Create the perfect gift for teachers, neighbors or coworkers with this Easy Mug Cake Gift Idea with FREE Printables!