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{fall table setting + DIY succulent pumpkin}

 

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Hi friends.  Thanks to having Monday off…this week is flying by.  Bay was home sick yesterday.  Luckily she’s back to her spunky self today.  I cleared our calendar for the week.  Skipped things I/we probably shouldn’t.  Just to straight up stay at home!  We never, ever do this.  But, it felt necessary.  You should try it…just saying.

Our house is all set for Fall.  Yesterday’s morning rain storm gave me all the feels.  But, then it got hot AF and I had to turn the AC on…lol.

Let’s chat about our Fall table.  You know I have a thing for a set table.  Well, I do!

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A beautifully set table makes any meal feel like a special occasion.  And yes, we 100% sit at this table and eat dinner every night.  I pick  up the place settings and move them to the side.  Then put them back in place when we’re done.  It takes maybe 2 minutes out of my day, so I don’t mind it one bit.  Someday, when I grow up (lol)  I dream of having a big long formal dining table.  It will be set year round.  With all the pretty things I can find!

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This year I planned the table all around this show stopper.  My succulent pumpkin.  Real succulents.  Spanish moss.  Eucalyptus.  All spread over the top of a real pumpkin.  Keep scrolling and you’ll find the DIY below.  I even figured out how to make a printable version, which knocked my own socks off Ha!

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My everyday gold flatware.  Linen napkins.  Gold rimmed stemless wine glasses.

Pulled out my trusty gold-rimmed white dishes too.  Bet you can’t guess where I bought them?

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I scored these dishes from the Dollar Store.  Last Christmas.

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The Target dollar spot had rolls of boxwood garland for $3.  I picked up one.  Which made each wreath place setting and chair backers.

I was inspired to use mini white pumpkins and wreaths after seeing Karen of Serendipity Boutique’s table setting at her own home.  Simple + clean + festive.

I picked up the gold leaf garland that is strewn down the center of the table from Serendipity Boutique too.  For $12.  I think it would look so pretty across a mantle.

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I don’t think I’ll ever tire of eucalyptus.  I used 2 Trader Joe’s bunches ($2.49/each) down the center of the table and around the base of the succulent pumpkin.

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You can shop all the details by clicking on the links or images below…….

Gold Leaf Garland: Serendipity Boutique

Eucalyptus: Trader Joe’s ($2.49/bunch)

Boxwood garland roll: Target dollar spot

Candle Holders: Spice jars – World Market

Dining Table // Dining Bench // Metal Dining Chair Set // Gold Wave Flatware Collection // Porcelain Plates Set // Gold Rim Stemless Wine Glasses // Linen Napkin Set 

 

DIY Succulent Pumpkin

I’ve shared this little DIY before, but not in very much detail.  I’ve had this post locked and loaded, ready to go since last week.  I decided to wait till I had time to photograph step-by-step how I throw together these gorgeous one of a kind succulent pumpkins.  I made two actually.  One for my Mom (my succulent supplier) + one for GG, because she’s just as obsessed with succulents as I am.

I even figured out how to make this DIY printable.  I’m getting fancy over here…lol.

Step #1 

Gather materials.

  • Pumpkin (any color or size will do the trick)
  • Succulents, in different varieties
  • Spanish Moss: JoAnn’s
  • Glue gun + glue sticks
  • Eucalyptus

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Step #2

Trim + clean up succulents.

My succulent supplier (aka Mom) delivered them like this…..

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Trimmed + cleaned…..

Makes a huge difference.  I also lay them all out grouped in the specific varieties.  I also wash the pumpkin to remove any dirt.

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Step #3

Add hot glue to the top of the pumpkin and attach pieces of spanish moss.  It doesn’t have to be perfect.

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Step #4

Using your largest succulent, hot glue around the stem and place it on top of the moss.  Hold in place for a few seconds to be sure the glue holds.

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Step #5

Continue hot gluing succulent stems and place around the pumpkin top.  Rotating the pumpkin as you go.  That way you don’t have an empty spot.

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Step #6

Once you’ve placed all the succulents, gently add stems of eucalyptus around the bottom.  Poke them around till they look just right.

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Step #7

Wait a couple of days, the begin misting with a spray bottle once a day.  Once you’re over Fall and ready to move onto winter, you can either gently pull each succulent out of the moss.  OR, if the roots have grown in pretty well, slice off the top of the pumpkin and stick it in your garden.  I’ve done this both ways and they work equally as well.

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Step #8

Repeat steps #1 – #7 with every single pumpkin that comes into your possession.  Lol.  It gets addicting.  One year I got extra crazy and did all my mini  pumpkins too 🙂

DIY Succulent Pumpkin

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

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DIY Succulent Pumpkin

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Pumpkin (any color or size will do the trick)
  • Succulents, in different varieties
  • Spanish Moss: JoAnn’s
  • Glue gun + glue sticks
  • Eucalyptus

Here’s what you’ll do:

Step #1 

Gather materials.

Step #2

Trim + clean up succulents and pumpkin.

Step #3

Add hot glue to the top of the pumpkin and attach pieces of Spanish moss.  It doesn’t have to be perfect.

Step #4

Using your largest succulent, hot glue around the stem and place it on top of the moss.  Hold in place for a few seconds to be sure the glue holds.

Step #5

Continue hot gluing succulent stems and place around the pumpkin top.  Rotating the pumpkin as you go.  That way you don’t have an empty spot.

Step #6

Once you’ve placed all the succulents, gently add stems of eucalyptus around the bottom.  Poke them around till they look just right.

Step #7

Wait a couple of days, the begin misting with a spray bottle once a day.  Once you’re over Fall and ready to move onto winter, you can either gently pull each succulent out of the moss.  OR, if the roots have grown in pretty well, slice off the top of the pumpkin and stick it in your garden.  I’ve done this both ways and they work equally as well.

Step #8

Repeat steps #1 – #7 with every single pumpkin that comes into your possession.  Lol.  It gets addicting.  One year I got extra crazy and did all my mini  pumpkins too 🙂

xoxo stacyb

Create your very own pumpkin masterpiece.  I’m telling you, whenever I work on a project like this, using my hands, it is so crazy satisfying!

Pin it.  Print it.  Post it.  Tag me.  Text me.  Makes my day!

xoxo stacyb

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