Glam Halloween Gourds




Introduction: Glam Halloween Gourds

The Preval Sprayer is an economical and versatile tool that's great for use in DIY craft projects...

Why not add a little sparkle to this year's Halloween display? We're showing you how in this episode of Preval's Maker Minute.

Step 1: What You'll Need

  • Black chalkboard paint
  • White chalkboard paint, or flat latex primer
  • Glitter
  • An assortment of plastic gourds
  • Flat-back rhinestones (Hobby Lobby)
  • Superglue
  • 2 Preval Sprayers (available at Lowe's or Home Depot)
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Sponge brush
  • Black paint pen

Step 2: Prepare the Preval Sprayer

Add 1.5 oz. of black water-based chalk paint to the Preval Sprayer jar.

Then, add 1.5 oz. of water.

Cap, shake and attach the spray can.

Step 3: Alternate Colors

Use a sponge brush to paint one even layer across one or more gourds, and allow them to dry before applying another coat.

Meanwhile, prep your other Preval Sprayer with the white chalk paint -- or latex paint. If using latex paint, use a paint strainer to pour 3 oz. of paint into the jar. Then, add 2 oz. of water.

Again, spray one layer at a time, allowing drying time in between.

When the pumpkins dry, it’s time to decorate.

Step 4: Add the Glitter and More

Paint a layer of Elmer’s glue onto the bottom half of one or more pumpkins and sprinkle glitter onto them. Then superglue rhinestones to another gourd, and experiment to make it your own. Finally, use your black paint pen to decorate a white pumpkin or two.

These glam gourds are super fun to make. Store them in a safe place, and they’ll look just as great next year.



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    Just by chance I met this group while surfing on the Internet...

    I have lived in US and returned to Turkey a few years ago. After my return , I have been in search of what to do and finally decided making gourd lamps.

    First, it was just a hobby but making gourd lamps turned to a pofessionality in time and today I am a gourd lamp producer and exporter.

    If you would like to have an idea about my works please visit following links. Starting from gourd lamp beads to table lamp bases, you can find some materials used for making gourd lamps.

    Thank you,

    Now I know what to do when all the gourds go on clearance after Halloween! Liberace Thanksgiving, anyone?

    These look great! They add a little variety to an otherwise very orange season. Nice!