With Halloween over, now is the perfect time to grab a few mini gourds or pumpkins on clearance, or give those that you may have used for Halloween decor a makeover for your Thanksgiving decor.
Hi, it’s Tonya back with a quick and easy autumn project that will make the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table or decor.
What you need:
- Foam gourds or pumpkins
- Tea light candles: I used the flameless ones
- Spray paint: I used Krylon brushed metallic and Krylon silver glitter
- X-ACTO knife
Step 1: Remove the stalks from the gourds – they should twist or pull right out.
Step 2: Place the tea light candle you plan on using on the gourd and trace around it with the Sharpie.
Step 3: Using the X-ACTO knife, cut out the center of the circle inside the Sharpie line, then pull enough of the foam out that the candle will sit neatly into the space.
Step 4: Apply a coat of the base spray paint – the Krylon brushed metallic. Set aside to dry. You can do more than one coat if you like. I actually only did one because I liked the tint of green from the gourds showing through a little.
Step 5: Spray a coat of glitter spray over the top and again set aside to dry. Note: This will take longer to dry than the base coat.
Step 6: Place your tea light candles inside the gourds. And you’re done!