One of the most effortless ways to decorate for fall is to use natural elements, and after all, isn’t half the fun of fall the beautiful colors outside? For this project we wanted to bring the outside in by incorporating pumpkins. Pumpkins are festive and fun while bringing a pop of color and adding a little texture. We wanted to create something soft and simple to decorate your table for the season, but that would also look great sprinkled around your porch, or even used as individual place settings.
You will need:
Gold spray paint (optional)
Tin or pop can
Small plants of your choice
1. With a small sharp knife, carve a hole into the top of a pumpkin that is large enough to fit the plant you’ve selected.
2. Once the top is removed, carefully hollow the inside of the pumpkin. To ensure the pumpkin remains fresh, scrape down the flesh as thoroughly as possible.
3. Spray paint with favorite gold spray if desired.
4. Cut candles into small pieces and place inside a tin or soda can and place in a pot with boiling water. Use tongs to hold can and stir wax with popsicle stick.
5. Remove can from the pan and spoon or pour the wax into the hollowed pumpkins. Swirl the wax around to ensure the interior and lip are completely coated, then set the pumpkin aside until the wax is cool and dry.
6. Fill the sealed pumpkin with potting soil and place a plant inside. Fill out the edges of the planting with moss as needed. Repeat for as many pumpkins as you’d like.
These look beautiful stacked on top of vintage books, but you can also display them on top of a wood slice for a more rustic and natural feel. Remember to tag #magnoliamarket in your social media posts! We can’t wait to see these succulent planters in your home! Enjoy.