Glittered Gourd Centerpiece

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The Osage Oranges that have been adorning my dining room table for the last month have been slowly rotting, one by one. I took advantage of a free Saturday afternoon and glittered some of my dried gourds. If you are new to my blog, you can read about how I dry gourds here.
I used three Martha Stewart glitter colors from Michaels and leftover glitter from a past project from Art Glitter.
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Drying
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Mama gave me an old dough board that she retrieved from a family member’s shed. I thought that it would be the perfect base for my new centerpiece.
First I had to clean it. After being in the shed for who knows how many years, it was filthy.
This dough board is huge. I think that it will make a nice tray for entertaining. Can’t you see hot casseroles on top of it? Or I may use it as a serving tray for entertaining outside. I also hope to roll some dough on it one of these days.
This is before. See how large it is? It is wider than my washer.
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Scrub-a-dub-dub…
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After it was clean, I oiled it with mineral oil.
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Look at the difference!
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I first layered a crocheted (I think) piece that Mr. SP’s grandmother made, then the dough board, then a silver tray, and finally my glittered gourds. I added faux acorns and preserved leaves for interest.
I love it!
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Be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and Kimba at A Soft Place to Land for inspiring ideas.

20 Comments

  1. Very pretty, I have been wanting to do a glitter project. love all this cute glitter halloween stuff i have been seeing around. mishelle

  2. Your blog is simply amazing! I found your link through A Soft Place to Land and have loved checking everything out today. Hard to believe that so many different and absolutely wonderful blogs link up in one place every week.

    I have so much to learn. 🙂

    -Francesca

  3. The dough board is a great find. I am sure you will be able to use it so many different ways. I wonder what else Mom has in the shed that you can salvage?

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