Halloween Decor Idea: Pumpkin Succulent and Cacti Planter

If you’re a plant lover, here’s a quick and easy way to incorporate succulents and cacti into your fall decor. Use a (faux is best) pumpkin as a planter! I used a cinderella pumpkin because I love the shapes and colors of them, and they’re usually wide enough to make a great shallow planter. 

Update: I got a real one for really cheap at Trader Joe’s so I originally used that, but quickly transitioned to a faux pumpkin once the inevitable mush set in after about a week. Bummer. 
 Just cut off the top (and hallow it out if you want to try a real one) like you would when making a jack-o-lantern. Poke some small holes in the bottom for drainage. Then fill it with a variety of succulents and some extra soil or sand. 

I layered cacti and different types of succulents in mine. Since the fuzzy cacti looks like a spider nest I added some plastic Halloween spiders. I can easily remove those to transition it into November. If the little guys lasts that long. Fingers crossed. 

Use a pumpkin as a planter for succulents and cacti.jpgI love it as our dining table centerpiece.

Cinderella Succulent and Cacti Planter for fallFall Pumpkin Succulent and Cacti Centerpiece Idea

So easy and cute! I hope it lasts at least another month. Pumpkin used as succulent planter for centerpiece

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4 thoughts on “Halloween Decor Idea: Pumpkin Succulent and Cacti Planter

  1. It looks fantastic! I just wonder about the remaining inner parts of the pumpkin. Did you do anything to help combat the rot? wouldn’t that affect the succulents if the pumpkin starts to rot? The spiders on the webby looking succulent is the best touch. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Stephanie! I didn’t do anything to combat the rot, I’ve never had much luck with those remedies so I didn’t bother this time. I’m keeping a close eye on it and if things start to get a little funky I’ll eat just transplant them into a different dish, or a faux pumpkin!

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