If you know me, you know that I just love pumpkins and gourds and so many wonderful things that come with fall. I love to bring the outdoors in and then I was inspired. I always love to carve pumpkins with the family and get creative. This is my own twist on the traditional Jack-O-Lantern.
A small lantern~found this one at HomeGoods
A few assorted succulents
A large gourd/Cinderella pumpkin at least 18 inches across
A plastic 8 inch pot
Soil for succulents
A sharp knife
Finally, you can leave out the lantern completely if you like. This is another centerpiece that I created in the same fashion filling the 8 inch plastic pot up entirely with succulents instead!
These arrangements should last 5 days inside at room temperature. If you are using cold hard succulents, this centerpiece will last longer outdoors. Place your completed arrangement on a plate. I love displaying them on cake stands. Be sure to never leave a burning candle unattended. If you loved these, you will just love the Coastal Fall centerpiece that I created for HGTV Garden.
I would also like to thank The Succulent Perch for jump starting these ideas and always inspiring me to add more succulents to my life.
This post is linked up to Deborah Jean's Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop , Strut Your Stuff Saturday , Homestead Revival's Barn Hop and The Clever Chick Blog Hop.
Photo Credit: Tilly's Nest