Dried gourds are lovely on their own, but a glossy finish turns them into works of art. Choose gourds in different shapes and sizes, and pick a palette of autumnal colors like these or hues that work with your decor. Use the gourds to embellish your table or as sculptural displays around the house.
Tools and Materials
Dried gourds (amishgourds.com)
Glossy spray paint or spray enamel
Painted Gourd How-To
1. Cover work surface with paper.
2. Clean gourds with a damp cloth, and sand off imperfections.
3. Paint gourds with white primer. Let dry overnight. Spray sections of gourds with glossy paint or enamel. Let dry for 3 hours. Turn gourds to spray unpainted areas. Let dry overnight. Repeat if necessary.