This post has been visiting Mary at Back to the Basics! As the month of November ticks down, it's time to bring it home.
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The SPOOKY Banner has been put away. A Thankful Garland hangs in the kitchen. I am hoping to create something that says "bountiful" and "November" to me! Today's project involves small gourds and my Interchangeable Wreath.
One of my favorite hobbies is growing gourds and then decorating them! I love how each one uniquely picks up color. Their shapes, freckles and bumps are just beautiful!
Here are photos of a few I have done, but if you are curious, you are welcome to cruise my Crafts Page!
It is fun tossing small decorated gourds in baskets to adorn my coffee table. There were several colors already in my craft room from previous holidays.
Today's project began by giving each one a T-pin. It's a pretty simple process. Just squish out a glop of hot glue, then smoosh while twisting the T-pin into the glue. Yep! I talk all technical like that! ;-)
If I want an arrangement to feel balanced, it begins by placing like items into thirds around the wreath form. You can see how this creates pockets of color. As the other small gourds get pinned, new islands of color form. I was torn about whether or not to add a bow, but I really like the shapes and textures of the gourds just as they are!
Does it feel like a Bountiful November Wreath to you? I'd love to hear your thoughts!