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Gourd Garland

Introduction

John Keats called fall the season of mellow fruitfulness, a sentiment evoked by this string of warm-colored gourds. To make one, you will need miniature gourds, a drill with a fine bit, and twine. Drill a hole through the center of each gourd. Thread twine through an embroidery needle; run it through the holes, knotting it at both sides of each gourd to secure in place. We left 6 inches between gourds. Hang garland from tacks or nails, indoors or outside.

 

Steps

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Source
Martha Stewart Living, November 2002

Reviews (7)

  • 5 Sep, 2011

    I made this garland with plastic gourds I purchased at A.C. Moore, so I can use it year after year! Love it!

  • 15 Sep, 2009

    I am into this sustainable design that I guess you can just compost the decorating after halloween! Cute kid project too- after the drilling is done of course!
    -Fig Tree
    www.digtherdirt.com

  • 17 Oct, 2008

    I made one and I love it! It was super fun and easy to make. I will definitely make one next year, too. :)

  • 22 Sep, 2008

    Won't the smell from the holes attract fruit flies if you put them in the house?

  • 17 Sep, 2008

    This is such a cute idea! I am going to decorate my fireplace mantle with this garland!

  • 30 Apr, 2008

    CUTE

  • 30 Apr, 2008

    CUTE