There really is no wrong way to accessorize pumpkins or gourds. I chose to girly up warty gourds with some metallic craft paint.
- paint brush
- Martha Stewart Crafts Mulit-surface Acrylic Paints in Light Gold and Yellow Gold
- newsprint/drop cloth
- There’s nothing challenging or sophisticated about this painting project — in fact, the worse a painter you are the better they’ll look!
- Literally slop on your paint or lightly glaze gourds with your loaded paint brush (depending on the look you’re going for) and let dry.
- You’ll notice that the metallic paint glazes the surface but the gourd’s patterns will still show through. If you want something more opaque ,go for a solid acrylic colour versus the metallic. For Thanksgiving, Christmas holidays, darker solid paint jobs in fall colours could be a fun alternative.