They might have bumpy textures and odd shapes, but you can craft with them from Halloween until Thanksgiving.
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Yarn Wrapped Gourds
This project transforms misshapen gourds into cozy fall décor. Whether you wrap them in a simple spiral pattern or fun rosette shapes, the effect is sophisticated instead of spooky. All you need is a few balls of yarn and a hot glue gun for this easy DIY.
Who knew pear-shaped gourds make the perfect silhouettes for ghosts? Give yours a simple paint job, and then use a font from your computer as a stencil for the “Boo!” If you want a little extra depth, Janet from The Empty Nest suggests applying a wax mixture on the face and lettering.
You don’t have to limit yourself to ghosts—create a whole monster family with gourds of all shapes and sizes. Dive into your craft closet, because you can use abandoned googly eyes, scraps of ribbon, or out-of-shape pipe cleaners to get this family ready for Halloween. Feel free to use this DIY for inspiration, but the sky is the limit!
These quirky pumpkins make unique tea light candleholders, as well. They’re colorful, textured, and will last the entire fall season as vibrant centerpieces. All you need is a drill and sharp knife to make room for the candle.
Involve the whole family to create porch décor that’ll make your neighbors do a double take. Take multiple photos of everyone—preferably making silly faces—and splice features together to create this mix-and-match project. An extra coat of glue to seal on the features will ensure that you don’t end up with a one-eyed pumpkin!