DIY Sunday: Making “Gourd”geous Succulents

Succulents

There’s something about a succulent that just jazzes up a space! You can sneak a few on a kitchen cart, a bathroom shelf, or an office desk. But with fall at our doorstep, how do you make them fit in with the decor? Well, you can always opt for an earthy-toned pot and call it a day.

OR you can choose the unconventional route and use gourds. That’s right –forego the pumpkin pie and start planting instead. It’s a quick way to make a statement centerpiece for a Thanksgiving table, or to celebrate the season. Here’s what you’ll need:

Materials

2 medium-sized gourds
3 succulents (2 small, one large)
Potting soil
Sharp knife
Spoon
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Instructions

  1. Wipe the gourds lean, and rinse off any soil, dust, dirt, etc. Pat them dry with a paper towel
  2. Slice off the tops with a sharp knife
  3. Gut out the gourds with a spoon, making sure to scrape everything off
  4. Scoop in a thin layer of soil on the bottom of each gourd
  5. Place the succulents in the gourds (you can place 1 large on its own, and 2 small ones together) pressing down on them slightly to secure them. Add more soil to the top, and press in
  6. Wipe off any excess soil and place them wherever you wish!

Voila –succulent squashes to celebrate the season! Whether you use them as a centerpiece or as an accent in any room, you’ll fall for . And when the gourds are long gone, just re-pot the succulents in another planter.

Style is served!

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