Asked on Sep 23, 2014

My gourds

Pamela Langone
by Pamela Langone
My beautiful gourds I grew. I don't know how to make them special for fall design?
gourds fall decorating ideas natural
  10 answers
  • Anne Dziegielewski Anne Dziegielewski on Sep 23, 2014
    Those are great @Pamela Langone ! Could you be more specific regarding how you would like to implement the gourds? In a centerpiece? Mantle Decor? This way I will have a better understanding as to how to help with the gourds!

  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Sep 23, 2014
    Get an old flat pan...perhaps a shallow baking pan. Fill it with leaves and/or straw and pile it full of different gourds and sit it beside your front door or just inside the front door, or in the middle of your dining/kitchen table! Attach some small ones on a straw wreath with wire or string and add a bow...hang it on your door!

  • Kathleen Robinson Kathleen Robinson on Sep 24, 2014
    Rinse them in vinegar water 1-1

  • Pat Neal Pat Neal on Sep 24, 2014
    These are absolutely beautiful gourds! I used to clean them, spray them with a high gloss varnish, put them in baskets surrounded by fall flowers and leaves. I'd stick a scarecrow or other decorating item in once in awhile, too. They were just beautiful, each one unique, and very popular!

    • Linda Linda on Sep 24, 2014
      @Pat Neal Hi Pat, I just bought some small pumpkins and gourds from the grocery store last night and was wondering if I spray with the high gloss varnish, how long will they last?

  • CK CK on Sep 24, 2014
    Honestly I think the way they're displayed now is really neat! You could do that indoors or out :-)

  • SusieQStamps SusieQStamps on Sep 24, 2014
    Eye-catching the way you have them on that ladder now!

  • Pat Neal Pat Neal on Sep 24, 2014
    Linda, most of mine lasted through December and some through the winter. Kathleen, what does the vinegar water do?

  • Margaret Margaret on Sep 24, 2014
    a nice large willow rustic basket full of fall leaves and place those beautiful gourds on top, place it at the front door with little lights in t |He evening

  • Linda K Linda K on Sep 25, 2014
    I dried mine years ago and of course the color faded on some of them so I painted them all with acrylic paints just like they were. Now I have some permanent ones to use every year.

  • Pamela Langone Pamela Langone on Oct 14, 2014
    HAve them out on the porch and the darn squirrels think I put them out there for them