Painting gourds is the perfect thanksgiving tradition. These golden gourds will give any table glow. Stack these painted gourds on a glass cake plate to create an elegant display.

June 09, 2015

Add glamor to your Thanksgiving table decor with this painted gourd craft. Simply paint seasonal gourds and pumpkins for a stunning Thanksgiving centerpiece idea. Try mixing metallics to fit your color scheme. Keep this holiday centerpiece on display from Thanksgiving to Christmas.

What You'll Need:

  • Newspapers
  • Gourds in desired shapes and sizes
  • Gold spray or acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush, if needed
  • Cake plate

Step 1: Make the Gourds

This gourd art starts with spray paint. Prepare work surfaces. Cover the work surface with newspaper in a well-vented area. Wash and dry the gourds. Paint the gourds. Spray-paint the gourds using gold paint. Or, if desired, paint the gourds with acrylic paints using a paintbrush. Let the paint dry.


Step 2: Assemble the Centerpiece

Once you've got the painted gourds, it's time to assemble the Thanksgiving centerpiece. Try mixing it up with other gourd painting ideas like gold leave and patterns. To create the table centerpiece, pile them high. Stack and arrange the gourds on a cake plate.


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