How to Make Painted Gourds

How to Make Painted Gourds

A beautiful fall decoration
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This week, I am going to show everyone a simple, yet beautiful fall decoration that you can use for your Thanksgiving centerpiece. Painted gourds are lovely with some extra fall decor, like leaves or bold flowers in orange or red. Perfect to start using right after the kiddos go back to school.

Make a simple Thanksgiving centerpiece! painted gourds are super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house.

How to Make Painted Gourds

You can see what they look like before I painted them. 🙂

Make a simple Thanksgiving centerpiece! painted gourds are super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house.

We will need some gourds and/or pumpkins.

Make a simple Thanksgiving centerpiece! painted gourds are super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house.

You first want to wash all the gourds, taking off any dirt or bad pieces. You can also lightly sand them, although I did not. Dry, preferably for a couple of hours.

Make a simple Thanksgiving centerpiece! painted gourds are super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house.

I used this metallic spray paint. You will be surprised at how much you can paint.

Make a simple Thanksgiving centerpiece! painted gourds are super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house.

Lay out your newspaper (outside) and start spraying. In my rush to get this post done, I unfortunately did this in a light rain — I do not recommend doing that! Give a nice layer.

Make a simple Thanksgiving centerpiece! painted gourds are super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house.

Here we are, nice and sprayed.

The next step, flip over after a few hours. and spray on the bottom.

Make a simple Thanksgiving centerpiece! painted gourds are super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house.

I did an extra coat on the top, which means that I sprayed on the top (once), waited two hours, flipped the gourds over and sprayed, waited two hours, and then flipped the gourds over right side up and sprayed again.

Make a simple Thanksgiving centerpiece! painted gourds are super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house.

Make sure you let dry overnight before moving to your table top!

Make a simple Thanksgiving centerpiece! painted gourds are super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house.
Make a simple Thanksgiving centerpiece! painted gourds are super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house.

What color will you make your painted gourds?

 

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