My aunt tends to give us gourds every year. They tend to sit in a bowl and I never know what to do with them. And then I started seeing all these things you can do with them online. Granted putting them in a large vase is simple but they look nice. But when I saw the vases made out of gourds or pumpkins... how exciting. I mean I'm not entirely sure why I'm surprised considering you can cut shapes and make a glowing pumpking but this is just as good.
I haven't done this but I really want to. Carve out the inside of the pumpkin or gourd and insert shot glass to make a vase. So easy... well as easy as carving a pumpkin. But my favorite is:
You can find the directions HERE.
These pumpkins are so beautiful. The carver of these cut into the bottom rather than the top and after emptying out the inside used a drill to make the designs which is just brilliant... and so much easier than trying to carve such a design.
Seriously, the pumpkins are my favorite part of this time of year.
What are you grateful for today?