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Fall Table Decoration with Ghourds

This fall table DIY project was a special treat for me to do. It features a very special plate that was given to me last Christmas by my daughter, Jess.

I love to reuse items to make them into new projects. It makes me feel thrifty and pleases me to get more than one use out of my supplies.

Platter decorated with ghourds for fall

Jess spent a semester abroad studying at Hull University. While there she purchased this lovely concave shaped platter with glass mosaic tiles and a turtle design.

The platter is on display as it is most of the time, but I wanted to use it for a fall vignette since it is a perfect shape to hold gourds. It is also a perfect fall color.

Decorate your Fall Table with a DIY Ghourd Project.

Turtle mosaic platter.The project could not have been easier. I like projects that can be put together quickly and then when I am tired of them, I like to reuse bits and pieces of old projects to save money. This one was ideal for that. 

suppliesI assembled my supplies: 

  • a decorative platter
  • some silk leaves (left over from a previous project.)
  • some inexpensive gourds
  • a roll of wire wrapped ribbon 
  • Some jute
  • 1 floral pin

Making a bowThe bow was pretty easy to do. I used a 28 inch piece of wire wrapped ribbon and made four loops.

I twisted the ribbon between each loop to keep the design on the top.

After it was formed, I cut a small piece of the jute and tied it tightly, inserting a floral pin .

gourdsOne of the gourds was a lightweight paper maché style. I inserted the floral pin into it so that the bow would stay put

Next, I arranged the gourds and the bow on the plate.

silk flowersAnd the silk leaves.  I added a few extra outside of the bowl for effect.

That is all there is to it.  About 10 minutes and $3 and I have a lovely fall table decoration that will satisfy me until I get a yen to change it out.

Jess has a website too. Be sure to have a look:  Jess Explains it all.

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