8 Festive Fall Crafts You Can Make with Gourds

This time of year I’m always drawn to the big bins of gourds at the market. I typically grab a handful to bring home with me and toss them here and there to liven up the decor. But I’ll be honest, beyond just making them look pretty on a table, I’ve never been very inventive with my gourd-inspired decor. Did you have any idea how many amazing ways you can rock gourds? Because I sure didn’t! Today I’m spreading the enlightenment and the all-out gourd obsession with these 8 festive fall crafts you can make with gourds!

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    8 Festive Fall Crafts You Can Make with Gourds
  • DIY Gourd Ice Chiller 2 of 9
    DIY Gourd Ice Chiller

    A cool oversized gourd will take on a starring role at your next party when it's carved out, coated in white paint and filled with ice to hold bubbly. I love this!
    Get the how-to at Style Me Pretty | Photo by Rebecca Hansen

  • DIY Gourd Vases 3 of 9
    DIY Gourd Vases

    A simple project with a festive and chic look, I love how simple gourds are transformed into an amazing centerpiece when carved out to serve as vases.
    Get the how-to at The Merrythought

  • DIY Gourd Bracelets 4 of 9
    DIY Gourd Bracelets

    Can you believe this stack of tribal inspired bangles were created from dried gourds? Yup, dried gourds. Oh and a wood burning tool to create the cool patterns.
    Get the how-to at Poppytalk | Photo by The Merrythought

  • DIY Gourd Drum 5 of 9
    DIY Gourd Drum

    By far one of the most darling things I've seen in a long while, this cute little drum is made from a large dried gourd, leather and cording.
    Get the how-to at The Merrythought

  • DIY Gourd Table Sign 6 of 9
    DIY Gourd Table Sign

    Add a punch of color and festive fall cheer to your table by painting a gourd with a fun greeting. A white chalkboard marker is all you need!
    Get the how-to at Uschi & Kay

  • DIY Gourd Birdhouse 7 of 9
    DIY Gourd Birdhouse

    Can we discuss how amazing this gourd birdhouse is? Made from a hollowed out gourd, a coat of glossy paint and a branch to serve as a little perch, it's all kinds of incredible.
    Get the how-to at Two Straight Lines 

  • DIY Gourd Pendant Light 8 of 9
    DIY Gourd Pendant Light

    Ok, hands down, this pendant light made from a gourd takes the award for most amazing gourd creation. Ever. A bit of cutting, painting and stringing with a pre-made light kit and you're in business!
    Get the how-to at Reveiller | Photo by Nicole Mlakar 

  • DIY Gourd Candles 9 of 9
    DIY Gourd Candles

    Pretty little candles made from hollowed-out gourds and mini pumpkins make the perfect fall decor. I love these!
    Get the how-to at Free People | Photo by Julia

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