How to Make a Pumpkin-and-Gourd Centerpiece

Have a few paint colors? Then you can easily turn a bountiful harvest of mismatched pumpkins and gourds into a centerpiece for the table.

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For more inspiration, scroll through our Thanksgiving table setting Ideas.

What You'll Need


  • Assorted pumpkins and gourds
  • Martha Stewart Home Decor Paint in Eucalyptus, Trellis, Bonsai, Fledgling, Flame Tree, and Mustard
  • Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Metallic Acrylic Craft Paint in Gold
  • Martha Stewart Basic Brush Set
  • Paint palette


  1. With a large brush, paint a mix of large and small pumpkins in your desired colors; let dry completely between coats.

  2. holiday project gourd centerpiece applying light color

    Paint the stems with metallic gold paint.

  3. When paint is dry, arrange pumpkins to create a centerpiece as shown.

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