Gilded Gourds - Add Some Sparkle to Your Halloween
My mother used to always say: “there is more than one way to skin a cat”. The same is true about carving pumpkins. Actually you don’t even have to carve your pumpkin to make it fabulous. Might I suggest giving your gourd the gold treatment. Clever crafters everywhere are gilding their pumpkins with spray paint, gold leaf and even decoupage.
Over at Smashed Peas and Carrots there is a two for one special on how to get your gold on. First learn about decoupaging your pumpkin with decorative gold accented paper. The second tutorial tells you how to use your Mod Podge on a spray painted pumpkin. Love the addition of doilies and monograms.
Chelsea from Making Home Base took her golden pumpkins to an all new level. My rule of thumb is true – polka dots do make everything better, gold pumpkins included. Sure gold pumpkins have a sophisticated feel, but the addition of white polka dots makes these pumpkins so fun and a touch disco.
At the Picket Fence not only made her pumpkins gold, she also made the vines they grew on golden. Heather’s graphic spider web covered pumpkin has the addition of a curly gold wire top knot acting as a vine. It is such a score to find a pumpkin at the patch with a little bit of vine attached. Making your own with gold wire is a wonderful idea for added touch of whimsy.
Gold pumpkins are not only adorable, they are apparently really easy to make. The best part is that they don’t scream Halloween. In other words you can keep them up all fall long!