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    DIY Succulent Pumpkins

    DIY Succulent Pumpkins | Oh Lovely Day

    If you follow me on instagram you saw I was busy making some fun fall goodies over the weekend. These DIY succulent pumpkins combine two of my favorite things: succulents and cute mini pumpkins. They are so easy to make, look fancier than just displaying mini pumpkins, make for great fall decor, and are also great for gifting! I made all of these while my older son and my husband carved a jack-o-lantern.

    DIY Succulent Pumpkins | Oh Lovely Day

    What You’ll Need:

    • a variety of small succulents
    • a variety of mini pumpkins and gourds (the smallest ones and the knobby gourds are harder to work with)
    • a sharp paring knife
    • a spoon for scooping

    DIY Succulent Pumpkins | Oh Lovely Day DIY Succulent Pumpkins | Oh Lovely Day

    How To Make Them:

    1. As with carving a regular size pumpkin, cut the top off of the mini pumpkin or gourd with a paring knife. I tried a variety of sizes and found a small but sharp paring knife to work best, and feel the safest.
    2. Once you’ve cut the top off, scoop out most of the guts of the pumpkin.
    3. Choose one of your succulents and plant it inside the empty pumpkin. I found that the dirt that came with the plant was enough to fill the pumpkins, but if you choose a larger one you may need more.
    4. Display, gift, and enjoy! They are seriously that simple.
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    Don’t you love!? These are my new go-to decor for fall. I think I love them as much, or maybe more, than my bottle brush tree snow globes that are my Christmas DIY go-to! I’d love to see these if you make them, so be sure to post on instagram and tag them with #ohlovelyDIY so I can see!


    No Commitment Chalkboard Wall DIY

    Shared Art Room & Office Space | Oh Lovely Day

    Long before I created our full-sized chalkboard wall, I dreamed of a chalkboard wall. But I’m a renter. And using black chalkboard paint to cover one giant wall is not very landlord friendly. I was also a little afraid of the dust that the chalk would create. But then I collaborated with The Land of Nod to create a shared art room and office space and I revisited the idea of the chalkboard wall. After a lot of brainstorming and research I found a great solution for creating a full-sized chalkboard wall with little to no commitment: chalkboard contact paper!

    DIY chalkboard wall | Oh Lovely Day DIY chalkboard wall | Oh Lovely DayDIY chalkboard wall | Oh Lovely Day


    As you can see, Charlie loves it, and spends a lot of time at his chalkboard. He usually doesn’t erase until he’s completed a “scene” on the entire board, so I only have to do a dust clean-up once every week or two instead of constantly. And it took me 30 minutes and around $30 to make, and I can remove it super easily if necessary.

    Want to make your own? Head over to Momtastic where I shared a full DIY here.

    Don’t forget to check out the completed art room project here and enter my giveaway with The Land of Nod here, or head to my instagram feed. I’m @ohlovelyday.



    Daisy Chain Floral Crown

    Daisy Chain Floral Crown | MV Florals & Megan Welker | Oh Lovely Day

    I’ve got the sweetest little DIY for spring today — perfect for spring brides or flower girls, darling for a Mother-Daughter photo shoot, or fun for a birthday girl. It’s simple, budget-friendly, and easy to do thanks to this tutorial from MV Florals, photographed by Megan Welker. Read More »

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