DIY Succulent Pumpkin Planter

It’s pumpkin season and I can’t wait to decorate my house with them, bake yummy pumpkin treats and visit the pumpkin patch with my family.  I’m utterly smitten with this time of year. I love the cool crisp air, the warm cozy colors and the delicious smells of autumn. This year I wanted to add fresh life and color to my fall decor with a DIY Succulent Pumpkin Planter.

DIY Succulent Pumpkin Planter_Giggles Galore

Succulents planted in pumpkins aren’t anything new, just search Pinterest and you’ll find tons of gorgeous ideas.  However, I wanted something that would last throughout the entire fall season and decided to create my own DIY Succulent Pumpkin Planter using a craft pumpkin from Michaels and fake succulent plants.  Unlike using the real thing, you don’t have to worry about watering plants or rotting pumpkins.

DIY Succulent Pumpkin Planter for Fall

With a few supplies and these easy steps you can transform mini craft pumpkins into a gorgeous planter that will look great in your home throughout the entire fall season.

DIY Succulent Pumpkin Planter Supplies

Start by using the knife to cut the top off the craft pumpkin.  Remove the top of the pumpkin and discard it.

DIY Succulent Pumpkin Planter Cutting Top Off

Place a few rocks in the bottom of the pumpkin to give it stability.

DIY Succulent Pumpkin Planter with Rocks

Next, add the natural filler to the bottom of the pumpkin. You want to build a base so you can easily “plant” your succulents.

DIY Succulent Pumpkin Planter Natural Filler

Now it’s time to start adding your succulents to the pumpkin vase.

DIY Succulent Pumpkin Planter_Planting

Keep adding succulents until your pumpkin vase is full and you have the desired look you want.

DIY Gold Succulent Pumpkin Planter

That’s all there is too it, now you have a gorgeous DIY Succulent Pumpkin Planter to display.  I set mine on an open book and surrounded it with a few smaller pumpkins for a simple and beautiful fall vignette.

Rustic Pumpkin Planter

DIY Succulent Pumpkin Planter Fall Decor

To kick off fall in your home, visit and check out the variety of craft pumpkins available – there are options in every color, shape and size!  What would you make with craft pumpkins from Michaels? Be sure to check out all of the other Michaels Makers pumpkin ideas on the Michaels blog.

Make sure you check out these other fun projects you can make with craft pumpkins from Michaels:

Friendly Fall Scarecrow Pumpkin

Fall Pumpkin Scarecrow


Black and White Polkadot Glitter Pumpkin

Black and White Polka Dot Pumpkin

Custom Fall Pumpkin Topiary by Giggles Galore

Custom Address Pumpkin Topiary 

Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. Another beautiful addition to your home. I saw the first picture and never would have thought they weren’t real! Thanks for sharing this at Funtastic Friday!

  2. I love the looks of this succulent planter! Such a fun take on fall decor! Thanks so much for sharing at last week’s Creative Ways Link Party. You’ll be featured at tomorrow night’s party!

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