DIY Fall Glitter Gourds
I’m pretty stoked about fall, even if it still feels like summer in my zip code! There’s something about pumpkins and gourds and gold and orange and red and I could go on and on and on. And even though I love glitter every day of every month of every season I especially love glitter in the fall. If you choose a nice, warm color the effect is so cozy.
After I realized that I had lost the paper mache pumpkin I glittered last year I was terribly disappointed. It was something so simple and, yet, Rob and I loved it so much. I was sad to put it away once Christmas decorating got into full swing and though Rob insisted we should keep it up year-round, the idea of a pumpkin next to the Christmas tree was just too much for me!
While I was digging around in the garage I found some little, foam gourds I had gotten many years ago. I had purchased a few bags of the inexpensive little guys because I only wanted the gold, brown, and yellow ones to put in the centerpiece of my dining room table. Though the green ones were few and far between I had no interest in adding them to my display and so they went into a box marked “fall” that I just so happened to luck into finding a few weeks ago.
With a little bit of paint and a little bit of glitter these guys got just the makeover I was looking for and they finally work with my decor tastes.
For this project you will need:
Remove the stems and paint your gourds a solid color. I went with chalk paint in the color plaster, an almost white beige but you can use any color, red might be very nice and purple is a gorgeous new fall trend that I am loving.
Once you’ve covered the gourds for a solid finish, where no of the previous color/pattern is showing through pour 1-2 tablespoons of Mod Podge on the top. Twist and turn the gourd to get a lovely, drippy look. If you don’t have Mod Podge you can use Tacky Glue but you’ll need to water it down to a runny consistency to get a drippy look.
Pour glitter on top of the wet Mod Podge and allow it to dry. Once dry shove the stems back in. You might need to use a wood skewer, or another pointy object to create a new hole for the stem. Should your stem have trouble staying put, you can use hot glue to set it.
Aren’t they so pretty?