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


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

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

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

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

  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!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  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!

    Beth @ The First Year Blog

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

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

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

  10. I love spring bukets!Very nice projeck!

  11. I would love for you to link up with me at


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

    Fluster Buster

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

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

  15. Very pretty! I love your creativity! Thanks for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre! Hope to see you again today...

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

  17. How creative! Love it!

    Sharon and Denise ♥


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