Monday, October 14, 2013

Painted Gourd Ghost

Looking for an easy spooky decoration for Halloween? Try making a ghost gourd! This craft is relatively fast, and is kid friendly.

You will need:
a ghostly shaped gourd (dried is preferred)
white craft paint
a black permanent marker

I am using a dried gourd that my dad grew a few years ago. Start by wiping the surface of the gourd clean. Then coat the gourd with white craft paint. Allow to dry fully. Give it a second, or third coat of white paint as needed.

Once the white paint is even and fully dried, you can make the face. I first drew the ghost face with a pencil to make sure I got it right. Draw in the eyes & mouth with a black permanent marker. Now your ghost is done!

As is, it makes a nice indoor decoration. You can tie a string around the stem to hang it, or simply place on the mantle. If you want to place it outdoors, I would recommend a coat of waterproof sealant.

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  1. How cute! LOVE it!

  2. That is really cute, I like the white. Happy early Halloween!!
    Thanks for stopping by Oh My Heartsie Girl.
    Enjoy the rest of your week!

  3. love it!!!!!!!!! So happy you shared this at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop last week. Hope to see you link up again this week! ♥

  4. Love your Painted Gourd Ghost!! Wanted to let you know that they were the feature this week at Whatever Wednesday on Thank You Honey!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Ahhh. They are so cute. I will half to tell my sister in law. She grows gourds in her garden and this makes a great idea.

  6. This is a great Halloween project! Thanks for sharing it at The Pin Junkie Link Party. This project was featured in a HUGE Halloween roundup. Hope you can stop by to grab a button and let everyone know that you were featured on The Pin Junkie.


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