How to Make a Pumpkin Succulent Garden Planter


Halloween has come and gone, and you’re probably left with all of these little mini pumpkins and wondering what to do with them. Keep the fall festivities going by up-cycling those pumpkins and create a succulent garden planter for your home. Here’s what you need and how to get started:


  • Pumpkins

  • Various types of succulents

  • Soil

  • Gardening charcoal (from craft stores or any gardening store)

  • Knife

  • Spoon or another tool to scoop out the seeds



First, cut off the top of the pumpkin.


Scoop out the seeds and scrape the inside clean. Set the seeds aside in a bowl to roast for a tasty snack later.



Put gardening charcoal in the bottom of the pumpkin for drainage and to increase the longevity of the succulents. Fill the cavity with soil to the top, forming a small mound at the opening.

  1. Carefully place and plug in the roots of varying succulents into the soil. It’s best to bunch the plants close to the center, adding to the sides as you continue, as you would for a bouquet of flowers.

  2. Water sparingly. Succulents don’t need that much water.

This activity is so stress-relieving and so easy, you can even sip a glass of wine or cider while you're at it. In fact, invite some friends, make a party of it, and share the love!