A basic gourd inspires a wealth of easy ideas to dress up a fall table.
Turning basic gourds into a set of serving dishes is simple way to amuse your party guests. To make, simply cut the top off of each gourd with a sharp knife and hollow it out. Fill each gourd with bite-size appetizers like olives, nuts, or berries and place on a serving table.
Give a table natural charm with petite gourd place settings. Start by wrapping a winding twig around each gourd. Then attach a ribbon with each guest's name for a personal touch.
Gourds possess a natural beauty that can instantly make a space feel warm and welcoming. Capitalize on this beauty by adding a simple welcome message. Finish with a pretty ribbon to add a splash of color.
Transform a simple gourd into your own clever creation with festive mosaic embellishments. You can find mosaic pieces at your local crafts store. Once your gourd is decorated, top it off by tying a matching bow around its stem and place it on a pretty platter. Position your work prominently on a hutch or side table for everyone to see.
Fill a wicker basket with a bundle of gourds for a natural and easy outdoor cornucopia.
Illuminate a table by turning dried gourds into awe-inspiring luminarias.
Mums make wonderful flowers for fall table arrangements. Create an eye-catching outdoor centerpiece by filling a hollowed-out pumpkin shell with brightly colored seasonal flowers. Add fruit such as pears for even more flair.
Create an alluring mantel display that will transition from Halloween through Thanksgiving. Arrange a variety of brightly colored gourds and fruits along a mantel. We propped ours atop copper pots and vases for an eclectic display. A wreath inspired by the harvest season ties the hearth's look together.
Craft your own fabulous floral arrangement in just a few simple steps. Use a sharp knife to carve a hole in the top of a gourd and scoop out the interior. Arrange flowers in a water-filled container and position the container neatly inside the gourd to keep your flowers fresh.
Gourds have a natural sophistication that pairs perfectly with understated decor. Orange and cream gourds are particularly well-suited for table arrangements that have a neutral palette.