DON’T THROW AWAY YOUR PUMPKINS!!! …or gourds for that matter. Uncarved pumpkins and gourds can be re-used and painted to become beautiful fall décor items for your home, porch or for a unique table display for your autumn get-togethers. Pumpkin gilding has been seen all over tv (scream queens), movies and pop culture and are becoming a new fall trend for DIY’ers all around. Utilizing spray paint on your gourd collection is a quick and easy way to spruce up your table and get your guests to fawn over your design expertise!
Use what you have!
No need to run out to the hardware store right away. These beauties were done with extra spray paint we had on hand.
If you have a single color you are going for this holiday season, its easy enough to stick to one color leaving some of the natural color of the pumpkin or gourd exposed for a more natural look. If you have a color scheme you’re going for, try mixing golds, silvers, bronzes and coppers as well as potentially greens or browns for a unique effect.
Uncarved and whole pumpkins and gourds can last for up to 3-4 months. This is a great way to get the most out of what you buy. Next Halloween consider just painting your pumpkins instead of carving them. This way you can re-paint them with gilded colors for additional use.
No need to trim!
Don’t feel the need to trim leaves and vines from your collection of gords and pumpkins? Don’t worry about it! Leave the leaves (see what we did there?) and vines – they look great spray painted as well.
Combining your gilded beauties with a garland from any nursery or home décor store will help bring in the late fall vibe. Even utilizing acorns and pine cones sprinkled alongside your gourds can add great contrast to your look. Take it a step further with your centerpiece arrangement and pull out some leaves to spray paint gold or bronze as well!