Monday, April 22, 2013

Ombre Gourd for Spring Bouquets

 It's been a while since you've seen a post about decorating gourds.  This is one that was completed during the winter with Spring bouquets in mind.  I wanted something substantial for large arrangements.  My original idea was all about ombre, dark at the bottom and getting lighter near the top.  I got this far, and liked the stripes.  'Not sure what to call it...  Ombre stripe?
 

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Even though I don't water proof my gourds, a vase can be tucked inside
  
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 along with a few glass beads for weight and stability.

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Here's the fun part!  I love mixed garden bouquets!

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 This one contains iris and lilacs. 

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The bright yellow stems are fragrant gooseberry blossoms.  My dining room smells heavenly now!

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 One last look at the gourd. 

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I'm using the same gourd dying techniques you've seen before...  HEREHERE and THERE . 

What do you like to use for Spring bouquets?

;-)  -Marci

18 comments:

  1. So creative! I love all the things you craft.

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  2. Beautiful. I can't wait to get out into my own garden... I'm visiting from the blog hop.
    Terri
    www.pushingonarope.com

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  3. Very pretty! I love the natural shape which looks beautiful with the garden bouquet.

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  4. The vase is very rustic and beautiful. It would make a wonderful gift when filled with flowers! Your pictures are awesome! Vickie @ makingoursustainablelife.com

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  5. Love, love, love this! So pretty! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 4 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/05/give-me-goods-monday-link-party-8.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  6. So fun, coming over from Give Me the Goods party. I'd love for you to come share it at the link party I am cohosting right now!
    http://thefirstyearblog.com/2013/05/12/link-party-with-titi-crafty/

    Beth @ The First Year Blog

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  7. So beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing this great idea on our Brag About It Tuesday party. ~~ Sharon & Denise

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  8. What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing at Give Me The Goods! Hope to see you next Monday ;)
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  9. Very pretty! I love the earthy shades. Stopped by from Fluster Buster.

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  10. I love spring bukets!Very nice projeck!
    http://freestilcreatingbyvilly.blogspot.gr/2013/05/small-notebook-as-gift-to-loved-one.html

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  11. I would love for you to link up with me at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/assets-and-efforts-linky-party-2.html

    Thanks,
    Angela

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  12. You are so creative! Thank you for sharing this on Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  13. Thanks for sharing this,Marci. This is very cool and unusual. Your friend, Linda

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  14. I just love this vase!!! & your pictures are stunning! Thanks for linking to my "Themed Blog & Shop Hop"!
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

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  15. Very pretty! I love your creativity! Thanks for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre! Hope to see you again today...
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/05/the-creative-homeacre-hop-15.html

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  16. That's so cool! Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! Hope to see you again this week!

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/search/label/Tuesdays%20with%20a%20Twist

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  17. How creative! Love it!

    Sharon and Denise ♥

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