Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Ghoulish Gourd Gang

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It was such an honor to guest post at Rhinestone Beagle for Howl-oween!  Did you see all the fun projects?
Rhinestone Beagle

Here's what I wrote for them!

You may have noticed that I like to decorate gourds!  If you haven't seen them, they are on my Crafts Page!  

I thought it might be fun to do some just for Halloween!  Check out this family photo! 

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Let me show you how it all began!  The gourds are grown, dried, chosen and cleaned.  From left to right, Big Apple Gourd, Birdhouse Gourd, Swan Gourd; and in front, Caveman Gourd.  Keep in mind that shapes can become distorted depending on growing conditions.
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For this project I used spray paint instead of leather dye.  Each family member got a different color.
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Now for the creativity!  My favorite part!  Wiggly eyes play a big role!
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Big Daddy
Lovely Mother
Darling Daughter
Family Pet, FiFi
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One big, happy, Howl-oween Family!  I hope your holidays are filled with laughter!
;-)  -Marci


  1. So cute!
    I like the purple one... "Big Daddy" ...LLOL!

  2. Love the gourds!!
    Very creative :)

  3. Love the gourd gang!!! The ones with earrings are my fave

  4. Cute critters that's for sure! There is a lady that sales hand painted gourds at a Fall outdoor show in Midway, UT. She paints them with tons of details and sales them for big bucks. There are people that come to the show every year just to buy one of her gourds. I have always been going to paint some. I use to paint tole painting lessons. But have I done it? NOPE. Yours are fun!

  5. Adorable Halloween gouds family, too cute!! I just painted White but next time I'm inspired, the charmest ever! Your puppies Ivan and Abigail are so cute and sweet too. Thanks for your sweet and kind visit.

  6. those are super cute!
    great idea!

  7. Maric, these are adorably spooky! Pinning. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle!

  8. So cute! I can't wait to make these with my kids. Sharing and pinning

  9. These are great - I need to grow some ornamental gourds next year just so I can make these! In the meantime I shall look if any are for sale locally.

  10. I love these guys!!

    From Helen at the Pleasures of the NW

  11. These are adorable! Very clever. Thanks for linking them up at the Halloween Blog Hop! Sharing on G+!

  12. Cute! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!


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