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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.

How to Make Painted Gourds

How to Make Painted Gourds - Make a simple #Thanksgiving centerpiece! Painting pumpkins & gourds is super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house. A great, low-cost way to mix up fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving accessories. Explore the web site for more refashioning, crafting, and photography tutorials with great step-by-step pictures. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/category/crafts/

How to Make Painted Gourds - Make a simple #Thanksgiving centerpiece! Painting pumpkins & gourds is super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house. A great, low-cost way to mix up fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving accessories. Explore the web site for more refashioning, crafting, and photography tutorials with great step-by-step pictures. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/category/crafts/

How to Make Painted Gourds - Make a simple #Thanksgiving centerpiece! Painting pumpkins & gourds is super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house. A great, low-cost way to mix up fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving accessories. Explore the web site for more refashioning, crafting, and photography tutorials with great step-by-step pictures. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/category/crafts/

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Do you recognize some of these pumpkins and gourds?  I used them for last week’s styled stock photography photo shoot.  You can see what they look like before I painted them. 🙂

How to Make Painted Gourds - Make a simple #Thanksgiving centerpiece! Painting pumpkins & gourds is super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house. A great, low-cost way to mix up fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving accessories. Explore the web site for more refashioning, crafting, and photography tutorials with great step-by-step pictures. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/category/crafts/

We will need some gourds and/or pumpkins.

How to Make Painted Gourds - Make a simple #Thanksgiving centerpiece! Painting pumpkins & gourds is super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house. A great, low-cost way to mix up fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving accessories. Explore the web site for more refashioning, crafting, and photography tutorials with great step-by-step pictures. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/category/crafts/

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.

How to Make Painted Gourds - Make a simple #Thanksgiving centerpiece! Painting pumpkins & gourds is super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house. A great, low-cost way to mix up fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving accessories. Explore the web site for more refashioning, crafting, and photography tutorials with great step-by-step pictures. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/category/crafts/

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

How to Make Painted Gourds - Make a simple #Thanksgiving centerpiece! Painting pumpkins & gourds is super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house. A great, low-cost way to mix up fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving accessories. Explore the web site for more refashioning, crafting, and photography tutorials with great step-by-step pictures. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/category/crafts/

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.

How to Make Painted Gourds - Make a simple #Thanksgiving centerpiece! Painting pumpkins & gourds is super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house. A great, low-cost way to mix up fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving accessories. Explore the web site for more refashioning, crafting, and photography tutorials with great step-by-step pictures. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/category/crafts/

Here we are, nice and sprayed.

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

How to Make Painted Gourds - Make a simple #Thanksgiving centerpiece! Painting pumpkins & gourds is super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house. A great, low-cost way to mix up fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving accessories. Explore the web site for more refashioning, crafting, and photography tutorials with great step-by-step pictures. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/category/crafts/

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.

How to Make Painted Gourds - Make a simple #Thanksgiving centerpiece! Painting pumpkins & gourds is super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house. A great, low-cost way to mix up fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving accessories. Explore the web site for more refashioning, crafting, and photography tutorials with great step-by-step pictures. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/category/crafts/

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

 

How to Make Painted Gourds - Make a simple #Thanksgiving centerpiece! Painting pumpkins & gourds is super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house. A great, low-cost way to mix up fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving accessories. Explore the web site for more refashioning, crafting, and photography tutorials with great step-by-step pictures. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/category/crafts/

How to Make Painted Gourds - Make a simple #Thanksgiving centerpiece! Painting pumpkins & gourds is super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house. A great, low-cost way to mix up fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving accessories. Explore the web site for more refashioning, crafting, and photography tutorials with great step-by-step pictures. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/category/crafts/

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How to Make Painted Gourds - Make a simple #Thanksgiving centerpiece! Painting pumpkins & gourds is super simple & makes a lovely home decoration. Paint different colors to change up your decor, or for different parts of the house. A great, low-cost way to mix up fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving accessories. Explore the web site for more refashioning, crafting, and photography tutorials with great step-by-step pictures. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/category/crafts/


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