Sunday, September 26, 2010

Gourds and Pumpkins for Fall Decorating

Hollow out tall squash and use them as vases for your favorite fall blossoms. White gourds make a beautiful pairing with pink and orange flower
Create a vase with a gourd that stands upright. Slice off the stem and use a long,slender knife to widen the opening if necessary. Add a handful of bright mums.

Tuck a dainty nosegay of mums into a tiny gourd or squash for each guest at your table. Cut a small opening in the top of the gourd,add a little water to extend the life of the flowers and fill with a few stems.

Hook a swan gourd over a balcony rail to create a hanging vase. Cut a 1-2 inch hole near the neck of the gourd,remove a bit of the pith, and insert mums, black eyed Susan's, and a length of Virginia creeper

Illuminate a fall night with candle holders fit for the season. Carve a small hole in the top if a miniature pumpkin-wide enough to hold a votive candle and deep enough so the can can be nestled in securely.

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