Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending the DIY Pumpkulent class with Garden Living. Garden Living is an adorable boutique garden shop in Fayetteville that offers, gifts, plants, expertise on plant care and DIY classes. Along with their adorable boutique they also have a cute little coffee shop inside, a totally Instagram worthy patio, and a neighboring sister store that offers floral arrangements and other various flowers. It is basically your go to plant shop in NW Arkansas.
So back to pumpkulents…first off what the heck even is a pumpkulent? A pumpkulent is a pumpkin all decked out in succulents. This puts a fun twist on the classic fall staple.
During the class, the instructor walked us all through each step and explained what each succulent was and how to attach them. It was an extremely easy process and was so fun to see how everyone’s turned out based on their creativity.
I am a firm believer in DIY’s mean it doesn’t have to be perfect, so I really did have a plan I just started sticking them on and arranged as I went. I like the messy look of mossy hanging down and it being asymmetrical. Others went for the perfectly arranged well thought out look. Overall, they all turned out great and reflected each person’s personality.
In short, we cut the stems off the pumpkins and then slowly began hot glueing moss, succulents, leaves, and other various fall foliage on to the top of the pumpkin.
The best part is that these succulents are floral stock, meaning they are made to be used in bouquets and floral arrangements so I don’t have to worry about watering them! Thanks goodness because I’m not one to have a green thumb.
I love this twist on the classic fall decor and it was os easy and fun to do. Thank you Garden Living for having me. If you are a Fayetteville local, definitely pop in and say hi and check out their classes. They have one coming up for Thanksgiving making a cornucopia which would be the perfect center piece for Thanksgiving dinner.
Pat Gardner says
Where did you get the succulents? Are they plastic?
The succulents were provided by Garden Living and they were real. They were actually floral stock, so they last longer and don’t have roots. You could totally recreate the same look with fake succulents though!