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!

Isn’t this autumn craft adorable?! If you like this, check out these amazing projects too!

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5 comments on “DIY Faux Fall Succulent Pumpkin Craft”

  1. These pumpkins are adorable! I totally want to make some!


  2. Gorgeous! And I can’t believe how easy it is to make these pretty pumpkins. Thanks! 

  3. Love this bit of Autumn craftiness! I hope you will share at the Thursday hop ( you can link up through Sat midnight) xo

  4. These are so pretty! I love that you can use them for decorating year after year!

  5. Love these pumpkins, will need to wait for october before giving them a go!

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