You know those little plastic cheap gourds you buy in a bag for the fall holidays. I decided to paint mine. I saw a few posts on Pinterest and decided to try it. One of the things I learned is you need to shellac the pumpkins and gourds before you paint them.
You can see that I started painting a few of them, but I was getting a lot of bleed through. So a few coats of shellac was required to stop that.
I picked 3 colors to paint these gourds. Old White, Old Violet and some left over custom color I still had from a previous project.
Another fun idea to change up those plastic pumpkins is to use Fabric Tape.
I painted these ones white so the orange wouldn’t show through. But you don’t have to paint them if you like the orange showing through a little bit. The posibilities are endless with fabric tape.
If you want to give those cheap plastic gourds a make over to match your home decor this is an easy project. There is a little time commitment but well worth the effort.
Happy fall holidays to everyone!