Need some ideas for Thanksgiving decorations? Well look no more! Glitter gourds are an easy and inexpensive way to glam up your holiday table this year!
This year Thanksgiving will be enjoyed around my table and I’ve been flitting about getting my home in order. I delight in setting a table for a special occasion. Putting Thanksgiving decorations together always makes me slow down and take a trip down memory lane. Gathering beloved dishes and linens, deciding on what items will make an appearance on the table that year and putting place cards together reminds me of what the holidays are all about.
Pumpkins and gourds always seem to find their way into my Thanksgiving decorations. I begin collecting them before Halloween and justify my obsession by knowing that they will last through November. This year I decided to dust my gourds with glitter to give my usual traditional centerpiece a glamorous effect.
And I must say that I am quite smitten with the outcome! The gourds sparkle and twinkle as if a magic frost encrusted them one Autumn evening. And who doesn’t like a little magic? The good news is, they’re easy as can be to make. I just painted some Mod Podge® onto the gourds, (some I completely covered and some just have a tinge around the top) then I sprinkled them with some opalescent glitter and let them dry.
I arranged them on my table, tucked a few votive candles here and there (the glitter gourds look gorgeous by candlelight) and then moved onto my other Thanksgiving decorations. I’ll be sharing those ideas with you very soon!
Supplies for the glitter gourds :
- Gourds (you can usually find them in an assorted bag at your grocery store)
- Mod Podge (any craft store should have this, you could use a craft glue that dries clear instead)
- Opalescent glitter
- sponge paint brush
Glittering tip :: I like to use 2 flimsy paper plates when glittering. I dust the gourds over one plate, shake off excess, and then use that extra glitter to pour (with the paper plate folded to guide glitter) over the next gourd sitting on the 2nd plate and keep repeating.
And that’s all there is to making some inexpensive yet glamorous Thanksgiving decorations that will enchant your guests as they gather around your table.
Now go get your glitter on!
Wishing you a magical Thanksgiving,
Very nice decorative idea for your Thanksgiving table (and elsewhere in the home!) I love seeing things all glittered up but honestly, whenever I work with it I make a mess!
They DO look magical!! Love this!
Hi Wendy, the gourds are lovely. I was wondering if you are going to blog about the gold leaves, with instructions? Thanks.
Hi Jenifer! Thank you so much! And yes!! My post tomorrow is all about the gold leaves and how I made them! Thanks for stopping by!
So pretty and festive!
I’m absolutely in LOVE with these!!!
Perfection! I am most certainly inspired to go for a gold & white Thanksgiving!