This post about metallic painted gourds is sponsored by DecoArt. Nothing says Fall like a gorgeous display of gourds especially when you’ve taken the extra step to paint those gourds metallic. Take your Fall decor up a notch with metallic painted gourds.
A DIY tutorial to make metallic painted gourds. Easily transform plain faux gourds into beautiful metallic gourds for your Fall decor.
Bring the outdoors in with the change of seasons and this Fall centerpiece idea. As we begin to spend more time indoors and start decorating for Fall I created this stunning metallic painted gourd display. It’s extremely simple to create and assemble and the secret to the beauty is in the metallic paint.
As I was pulling out my Fall decor I took one look at my faux gourds and was feeling very unimpressed. Sure they’re fine as is but I was tired of the same look and those plastic stems really bothered me.
So I grabbed a few DecoArt Americana Decor Metallic paints and thought these gourds would look 100% better with a bit of metallic paint.
Can you even believe these are the same gourds from the before photo? Just look at that classic, low-sheen super smooth metallic finish! The DecoArt Metallic paint is perfect for this application as it goes on thick and opaque. I love how the gourds look like they were dipped in metallic paint.
For these painted metallic gourds I used a few DecoArt Americana Decor paints. The ultra-rich pigments create a super smooth, rich finish. And this paint is water based so clean up is easy with soap and water.
- Matte Metallics in champagne
- Metallics in old gold, soft gold, rose gold & bronze antique
Let me show you how easy it is to make these DIY metallic painted gourds.
- faux gourds
- 220 grit sandpaper
- American Decor Metallics and Matte Metallics paints
- wood sticks
- hand saw
- hot glue gun & glue sticks
Step 1: Gather faux gourds and pumpkins. A variety of shapes and sizes works best. Remove the plastic stems and throw away.
Step 2: Prior to painting you may need to scuff up the gourd surface a bit using 220 grit sandpaper. Using a paint brush apply two coats of American Decor Metallics paint.
Step 3: Using a hand saw cut up a few wood sticks into short 1 1/2″ pieces. Insert a wood stem into the top of the gourd using a dab of hot glue to hold in place. The gourds are usually foam and plastic so you can easily enlarge the hole for the stem. Add a piece of grapevine next to the wood stem for added texture.
Finally gather all of your painted gourds in a tray or basket and display with a few real acorns. The acorns play well with the natural wood stems and add a touch of natural, rustic beauty in contrast to the metallic paint on the gourds.
Thank you for joining me for this Fall decor project. Please be sure follow me on social media for sneak peeks and more project inspiration: