My pumpkins and gourds have lasted this long, serving as decorations for Halloween and Thanksgiving. They still looked so nice that I didn’t want to just toss them on the compost pile. Instead, I painted them and now they can be a part of my Christmas decor as well.
Santa gourds inspired by some of Mom Marie’s ornaments. I hope these gourds will dry instead of rot, but I can always try again next year if needed.
Barn red gourds with golden stars for the gourds that weren’t the right shape for Santas.
Jack-be-littles painted gold with red glitter become pretty enough to be Christmas decorations. I love the long stems on these little pumpkins.
A festive bowl filled with gourds will make a great little display on the coffee table. This hand-painted bowl was a wedding present, and on the rim it reads “Abigail and Ed were nestled all snug in their bed while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads. And they heard him exclaim ‘fore he drove out of sight “Happy Christmas to all and to all a Goodnight!”
Finally, the big pumpkin that sat beside our door for the past two months was too big and round to throw away. I love “Cinderell’s coach” shaped pumpkins with thick green stems. I painted a Santa face on him and popped a hat on top, and now he’ll be able to keep his spot on the porch.
What are some of your ideas for Christmas crafts?