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Painted Succulent Pumpkin Workshop w/Leslie & Patricia

About this experience

 Join us for the workshop I wait ALL YEAR for!! Creating beautiful succulent-topped pumpkin centerpieces! But these aren't just a regular succulent-topped pumpkins! First, we'll learn a fun technique called, “pour painting” with artist Patricia Worrow to create a beautiful painted pumpkin.  Then, we'll top our pumpkins with giorgeous succulent arrangements! How in the world will we do this? Join us to find out! ;)


Bring along your favorite medium-large pumpkin - either real or faux (see below for tips). & Patricia and Leslie will provide their guided instruction, paints, succulents & moss! You'll leave with a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, Instagram-worthy centerpiece!


Please, do NOT cut into your pumpkin before the workshop! We will decorate the top, rather than planting inside the pumpkin! And of course we'll go over what to do with your succulents when you're ready to retire the pumpkin.



What to wear: We will get messy! Wear something you don't mind getting a little paint on! Patricia will provide gloves if you'd like to use them.

TIPS/SUGGESTIONS:


Choosing a pumpkin: I suggest choosing a medium to large (nice size for a dining table or front porch) heirloom or "Cinderella" pumpkin with a nice, flat top to decorate upon. The heirloom pumpkins are technically gourds and will last for a couple of years (if you care to keep it around that long LOL). The traditional orange jack-o-lantern pumpkins tend to rot much more quickly. I will have a variety of succulent types and sizes available to choose from but most will be too large to decorate the mini pumpkins so it's best to stick to a larger pumpkin with a nice flat top to decorate upon!


These heirloom pumpkins come in a variety of colors - white, cream, pale green, greenish blue...so many choices and they all look beautiful with succulents on top!


You can even choose a faux pumpkin if you'd like! The short, squatty ones work best for decorating but it's your choice - pick your fav!


Finding a pumpkin: Publix, Downtown Produce, Winn Dixie & Walmart all usually have pumpkins starting in late September. If you'll be near Orlando, Trader Joes gets nice ones, too! Faux pumpkins can be found at Hobby Lobby, Michaels & Jo-Ann's.


And as always, you're welcome to bring along your favorite drink ;)