Succulent Pumpkins Are the New Jack-O’-Lanterns, According to Instagram

updated Oct 12, 2020
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The season of spookiness is finally here, which means it’s time to bring out all the fall decor. But, before you carve that pumpkin sitting on your front stoop, you might want to take a look at the latest pumpkin-related trend blowing up Instagram. They’re called succulent pumpkins, and they’re just as cute as your standard jack-o’-lantern (if not more).

Succulent pumpkins can be crafted with either real pumpkins and real succulents, or the faux variety of both. If you want to go all-natural, simply cut open the top of a pumpkin of your choosing, remove the seeds and flesh, and fill with potting soil. Then, plant your favorite succulents and call it a day.

If and when your pumpkin starts to go bad, remove the succulents and plant them in a pot to use for succulent pumpkins next year.

Similarly, to create a succulent pumpkin you can bring out every year, grab a bunch of faux succulents from your favorite craft store, as well as a fake pumpkin or two, and go crazy with the hot glue and flower arranging.

Imagine a fall-themed table spread with a succulent pumpkin at the center—that could make for a fun Thanksgiving centerpiece.

And the more colorful you get with your succulent arrangement, the more eyecatching your front porch or stoop will be to those who are going to brave through trick-or-treating this Halloween season.

Succulent pumpkins are a fun way to spice up your everyday fall decor, and at the end of the season, you’re left with a cute succulent bouquet to keep you company throughout the winter season.