For Your Thanksgiving Day Table
What you need:
- 1 'mini pumpkin' (shown is a Baby Boo white pumpkin)
- a handful of sphagnum moss
- a dozen succulent cuttings
- 3 medium succulents
- 3 vertical succulent cuttings 3 inches high
- a glue gun and a glue stick
- spray adhesive (I used Design Master Tack 2000)
- a garbage bag
- a pencil to use as a push stick
- vinyl or nitrile gloves (use while spraying adhesive)
- an old pie tin for your glue gun to sit in
Rated: Easy Arrangement
This white 'mini pumpkin' is called a 'Baby Boo Pumpkin' but miniature pumpkins are technically gourds. I could give you a real long explanation, but one distinguishing feature is pumpkins have yellow flowers and gourds have white flowers. There are some gourds that you can eat including the Baby Boo and the Cinderella 'Pumpkin'. See link from Reference.com: https://www.reference.com/food/can-eat-gourds-c1715921e718f19c Here's a link for those interested in the differences between pumpkins and gourds from Missouri Botanical Garden: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advice-tips-resources/gardening-help-faqs.aspx?questionid=274&afmid=4462
A recent post on FloristInYou entitled 'Fall Succulent Pumpkin Centerpieces' featured much larger Cinderella 'Pumpkin' centerpieces. This post is a mini version of that project and it is much easier to make. The mini pumpkins are tiny. They don't weigh much and don't need as many succulent cuttings. In fact, you could easily make one mini succulent topped 'pumpkin' for each of your guests at Thanksgiving Dinner. They could grace your dinner table and then your guests could each take one home.
Make sure to let your succulent cuttings sit for 24 hours after cutting them before you make the succulent topped pumpkin. And then, to keep your succulents happy afterward, mist them with water daily. When your pumpkin finally goes the way of all veggies, just cut off the top and plant your little garden in the ground. As a reminder, after you put hot glue from the hot glue gun on the ends of the succulents, do not push the succulents down with your fingers. (You know why if you read the last pumpkin post.) So, always use a pencil as a push stick.
Well, if you have your cuttings and supplies let's begin. This will be just in time for the holidays.