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:
2 medium-sized gourds
3 succulents (2 small, one large)
- Wipe the gourds lean, and rinse off any soil, dust, dirt, etc. Pat them dry with a paper towel
- Slice off the tops with a sharp knife
- Gut out the gourds with a spoon, making sure to scrape everything off
- Scoop in a thin layer of soil on the bottom of each gourd
- 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
- 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!