Something Cute, Crawling Your Way
Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2008
Give gourd decorations new life this fall. Prop up their oblong shapes -- naturally reminiscent of bug bodies -- with 6 or more legs, and then top with antennae.
20-gauge floral stem wire
To make legs, cut 4-inch-long pieces of 18-gauge paper-covered stem wire; cover with floral tape (use a color that matches gourd).
Make antennae using shorter lengths of 20-gauge floral stem wire; curl the ends under to create tips; cover with more tape.
Using an awl, poke holes in gourd for legs and antennae. Put appendages in place, curving ends of legs for feet.