Introduction: Gilded Striped Decorative Gourds
Styling another shoot and needed some props for a bookshelf. So I gilded these "he" & "she" gourds that I had around and never figured out what to do with it. They look much more interesting in their gilded state. They would look striking on a mantel, marble shelf, window ledge or where ever.
Step 1: Materials
Gourds (these are 12" and 10" tall)
Metallic paint (Rust-oleum metallic accents)
Step 2: Masking & Painting
Tape the gourds in the striped width you like. Here they vary from 2" to 1 1/2" wide. It took about 4 - 6 coats of paint since I didn't use primer. I painted with pots of paint vs. spray paint as I didn't want to tape up entire gourd and wanted a more hand painted look to it. Let dry between coats. Peel the tape off carefully when fully dry. Now your ready to display them.