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Painted 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.

holiday project gourd centerpiece

Photography: John Armitage

Source: Martha Stewart


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

  2. Paint the stems with metallic gold paint.

    holiday project gourd centerpiece applying light color
  3. When paint is dry, arrange pumpkins to create a centerpiece as shown.

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