They have been sitting half done for over a month and I finally got around to finishing them off this week-end.
Here's roughly what I started with:
Needless to say, I forgot to take a before picture of the actual plastic gourds that I used on this project.
My first step was to spray paint them all white.
My next step was to use Mod Podge to adhere strips of tissue paper. I found some fancy tissue paper at Michael's all in gold and black tones that I really liked. Here's what the larger pumpkin looked like half way through:
And here are my finished products:
Don't look too close or you will see all the wrinkles and mismatched patterns, but honest...from a distance they look pretty cool.
They are up on my mantle for Thanksgiving. I've seen some amazing holiday inspired mantles out there and I know my falls short.
I think I need your help. Here's my mantle:
Somewhat seasonal...but very sparse. Any ideas or suggestions of what else to do. What would you add. I have a gold charger (for under a plate). Would that help? Open to any ideas.
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