I also like to fill my home with the sights, colors, and scents of fall. I’ve found a few crafty ideas in magazines that involve pumpkins and gourds, and I have taken to doing these each year, depending on what I can find at the farmer’s market. One of my favorite simple things to do is to make candle holders out of miniature pumpkins (or the green & white squash that look like mini pumpkins – not sure what they are??).
But, my favorite is a vase made out of a Swan Gourd. I had seen this in a magazine several years ago, but couldn’t ever find the right kind of gourd. This year, I discovered a nearby farmer’s market that has the BEST selection of squash and gourds! We got quite a variety, and I was able to make my gourd vase! Just cut off the top of the gourd near the base of the ‘neck’. Hollow out what you can, and fill with water; add flowers! Mine lasted for a couple weeks before the gourd started to go bad.
Hi there! My name is Dana and I live in West Michigan with my husband, Tom and our dog Happy Gilmore. I created this space as a place to share the things I learn along this journey I call life. I work in marketing and I'm a sort of Jane of All Trades, interested in all things nature, gardening, cooking, exploring and learning new things. This blog is a conglomeration of my interests, hobbies, life and life lessons. Thanks for stopping by!