Preserved Gourd Wreath

Preserved Gourd Wreath

September is here and the true start of fall is a few short weeks away.  In anticipation of the upcoming autumn season, I crafted a wreath using gourds that I’ve dried and saved over the years.
This wreath is very simple to make and if you don’t have dried gourds, faux ones from a craft store would look fabulous.

How to:

I started by cutting 3” strips of a beautiful checked fabric.  The strips were wrapped around a straw form and adhered with a glue gun.
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A burlap bow was made and wired into place.
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Out of storage came a box of preserved gourds.  The smallest ones were used for this project.
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For more information on how to preserve gourds, refer to the following posts:
How to Save Your 2010 Gourds for 2011
Save Your Gourds
How to Save Gourds

Each gourd was glued into place using hot glue.
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Now my door is ready for fall!
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My front porch planters are still sporting their summer flowers.  I purchased mums for these pots and hope to get them planted this week.
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A touch of fall makes me happy!
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Comments

  1. THIS IS really beautiful. i just think if i put it on my door it will be stolen in few minutes. might make one and put it indoors.
    very very creative,
    p.s can i ask u to follow my blog xxx
    http://babyemilycloset.blogspot.co.uk

  2. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Very cool! I like the way you arranged them on the side, Paula. 🙂 The ribbon is gorgeous!

  3. Very pretty, Paula!

  4. Love this one Paula, hope to see it in print soon 🙂

  5. Beautiful! I just love seeing all your crafts 🙂

  6. The Bold Abode says:

    Totally gettin’ me in the mood for fall! I can just smell the wood fires and the smores!

  7. Jenn "Rook No. 17" says:

    Beautiful! I love the sophisticated color palette!

  8. what a gorgeous and festive wreath!

  9. Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper says:

    Love this with the gourds. So fun and festive for the fall season. I hope you will come by and link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party (fall ideas too).

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/09/2012-wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas.html

  10. Paula, I thought of you today when I was putting my (very FAKE) gourds out on my front porch–wish I had some of your beautiful preserved ones! Thank you for linking to the directions of how to preserve them. I remember reading those posts, but I need a refresher! 🙂

  11. Super cute, Paula. Adding to my fall decor round-up. Thanks!

  12. Super cute, Paula. Adding to my fall decor round-up. Thanks!

  13. Wow! You have a ton of gourds! How cool! The wreath turned out beautiful. Thanks for joining our Countdown to Fall party! ~KIM @ Sand & Sisal

  14. Bonnie @ Uncommon says:

    Beautiful Paula!!! Love those gourds!!!

  15. It's All Connected says:

    This is such a lovely wreath! ~ Maureen

  16. Just stopping by to let you know, I featured this project on my fall wreath post here- http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/11/50-yes-fifty-fall-wreath-ideas-and-inspiration.html. Please grab a featured button from my side bar to use on you blog, if you’d like. 🙂

  17. Ooh I love this! So perfect for fall! I hope you brought it out again this year– it should be shown off! 😉 I popped over from Throwback Thursday– thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  18. This is lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  19. That’s so cute Paula! Do you still use the wreath?

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