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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Let's Pretend I Did a Gourd Pun Here

Our tale today begins with some tiny gourds from Dollar Tree in improbable shades of orange.
Several to a bag.
That's okay. We have the technology.
Plastic. Primer.
Then a few coats of gloss white.
 I made THIS last year, when like three of you were brave enough to look.

 Line with moss, set in a small hurricane, then splendidly white gourds.

 Confession time: I was seduced by fall color in the form of these little acrylic vase filler acorns.

 I know, I know! But....they're so CUTE!!!
 Sprinkle liberally.
 Very liberally.
 Add a candle. Light the dumb thing.
 What was that? Did I just jump a shark?

 Well, let's be honest: Thanksgiving is next, and my pumpkin tureen WILL see the light of day!
So we have lacy doily leaves and 20 blingtasic acorns left, eh?


Jane said...

You created a great fall display. I loved it when you added the acorns. They added just the right amount of subdued color. I always enjoy reading your posts.

Firedancer SST said...

I love it and but ohhh how it makes me miss 'Family Dollar' and all the other cheap e deep e places we do have some places her like "Pound Land" (Pound as in money not weight) the somewhat equivalent of "Dollar Tree"
I will have to look and see if I can find the gourds I think I saw them the other day.
If you get a chance I would love for you to pop over to my blog and see the wicker box I just recently did up. I would love your input.
Oh and thanks for the answer to my question that you did not even know I asked "how do I paint on plastic so it holds the paint and the rest of the gunk I want to attach to it"
I am doing a mask in honor of the women battling cancer (specifically but not exclusively) breast cancer.
~B&P Firedancer

Ami Allison said...

OH Sunny I love it!! I love the stuff you can find at $tree!! I'm gonna have to go pick some up now! :)

Lisa said...

Love it! That looks awesome. I also saw those wierd uber orange gourds, but didn't have the vision to see them in another color. We've been using the acorns and pumpkins as math manipulatives for homeschool. I thought they were cute too.

Unknown said...

Love it! I agree... those acorns are the perfect color, and they reflect the light, too! I need to jump on the white-pumpkiny-gourd-decor bandwagon - they always look so pretty! Now, where's my spray paint?


Fowl Single File said...

I've never seen such stylin' acorns before and I love them! The whole ensemble (said with a French accent) is lovely! You did a great job.

Michelle L. said...

Totes gorge! (Ask your kids if you don't know what it means.)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very pretty...I am a sucker for anything that glitters.(-: Cleaver to paint the pumpkins. And it all will translate very well into Thanksgiving. Smart!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Dont you just LOVE a great cheap-o find turned amazing decoration? I just browsed through your entire blog and simply adore all the creative project ideas!! My sweetie and I recently purchased a house and are always looking for inspration. Thanks!

Gail said...

Love your acorns! I've done a lot with acorns in my fall decorating this year. Thanks for your visit. I'm so glad I've inspired you. I look forward to following your fun projects.

Enjoy your day.

Anonymous said...

Love it, love it, love it :) I was at Dollar Tree earlier and it took MAJOR self control to just get what I went in for. Our store was just exploding with all sorts of decorations, and my mind was buzzing with ideas. I think I have to stop blog stalking you for a bit, you're going to get me in trouble LOL Great Job!!

Life in Rehab said...

Oh my God, I actually laughed at that last part! If you think this is bad, I want to warn you- most of my Christmas decorations burned up in the fire too!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

I love acorns! My Dollar Store was almost out of Halloween/Harvest stuff today! Seriously!!! :(

DogsMom said...

Gourd morning!
(I'll work on a better pun before Thanksgiving)
I love the acorns too, but unfortunately had "someone" with me and he wasn't as excited so they stayed at the store.

Firedancer SST said...

Now you guys are really making me miss home. The US that is 'cause this is home for now and I wouldn't trade it for anything as I have my wonderful English husband as the prize but You Know I meant Dollar Tree I have 'Pound Land' but somehow it is just not the same.
I also wanted to thank you for the lovely comment about my wicker box.
Thanks Sunny, Firedancer xo

chris said...

Loverly. Isn't it amazing what we can do with spray paint?

Kasaundra said...

Awesome job on the centerpiece! I LOVE the blingy acorns. They definitely took it from nice to FAB.