Fall Project: Gilding

Fall Project: Gilding

Fall Project: Gilding

I adore this gilded pumpkin and gourd project. I think it is so pretty! I admired some of these images last year in Country Living but didn’t realize how easy it would be to create these beauties at home! Just a few weeks ago I was introduced to an awesome line of products from Caromal Colours — they make creative projects really fun and doable. And when I heard they were the company that did the gilded pumpkins in Country Living, I knew I wanted to share this project with you.

Fall Project: Gilding

Fall Project: Gilding

If you are at all struggling with how to festive up your home for fall, this would be a perfect solution!

Gilded pumpkins or gourds (or pears or pots or ??!!) would take you right on through the holidays! And it looks like a ton of fun to make them.

Fall Project: Gilding

These beauties would make great gifts too. You can also use this kit to gild other things beside pumpkins and gourds, like decorative items or molding! The options are endless!


Check out this video (I posted it at Blissfully Domestic) to see the process of gilding a gourd! It is a fun video, you’ll enjoy it and you’ll learn how to make a great fall garland too!

A fellow blogging friend, Patty, is a distributor for Caromal Colours. She is absolutely delightful and is now a sponsor of The Inspired Room. As you probably know by now, I think one of the best things about blogging is the fact that we women can encourage each other in our home businesses. Times are tough for everyone and so if we can support fellow bloggers to make ends meet I am all for that! Together we can get through these crazy times.

Fall Project: Gilding

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Now, because she is extra sweet, Patty is giving away a gilding kit (see above) to help us get in the mood for fall crafting! All you have to do is leave a comment here telling us what type of fall project you might use this gilding kit for if you are the lucky winner! Winner will be selected Friday at 10PM PST.

If you are inspired to check out Caromal Colours products, would you kindly check out Patty’s website for more information and use her code (PattyH) to place your order? That way she will get the credit for your order and you’ll get discounted shipping. You can also become a distributor yourself, so if you are looking for a creative way to bring in some extra income to your family, let Patty know I sent you over!

top four images: Country Living


  1. OH MYYYY! That doorway… with the gold and silver and twigs… sigh… Especially the thing on the door itself!!! Too dreamy! I might have to try those ideas… the house we’re now making over has those exact little windows above the front door. Oh, and while I’m thinking of what uncanny timing The Inspired Room’s ‘inspirations’ have had for me lately… the recent post with the ‘memory jars’ with the sweet hanging tags… My husband found a whole box of those EXACT bottles/jars in the basement that same day. He still can’t figure out why I’m THAT excited about them! :-)

  2. I love the gold leaved pumpkins and I think they would go very well with my Fall decor (plans), I even got the perfect pair of fake ones to try it out on. So I am keeping my fingers crossed that I win (I hope they ship overseas).
    .-= Marianne@songbirdisnesting´s last blog ..The easiest of Fall makeovers =-.

  3. I have to say I have use gilding before for artwork and I love it VERY much – it adds so much to paintings. The splash of gold, just that glint adds quite a bit. When you think of gilding you don’t always have to think of making the whole thing gold. Sometimes just adding a sparkle is profound!

    I love it very much!
    .-= The Crazy Suburban Mom´s last blog ..Monday Estate Sale Finds =-.

  4. I’d love a basket full of gilded pumpkins in my fireplace… it won’t be cold enough for a fire in there for some time.. so some sparkley pumpkins would be perfect in the meantime.

  5. I’m enamored of that grape-bunched-shaped door hanging in the second photo. I’m about to replace all my mismatched ugly exterior doors with medium-oak colored doors, and a gilded bunch of fruits and gourds would stand out in a nice contrast.

  6. I have several things I’d like to try the gilding on…….pumpkins, pears,
    apples……..it’d be beautimous!!

    .-= suzanne´s last blog ..Today….. =-.

  7. Gilding makes everyday objects look extra classy. And sassy. Beautiful pictures!
    .-= Lynn from For Love or Funny´s last blog ..Movin’ on =-.

  8. I’m hoping to try my hand at “gilding” this year- Thanks for the tips.
    I so what to start “fall” but still waiting for my life to slow down a little.
    Thanks for all you do
    Have a great day.

  9. oh – I love the look of those pumpkins & gourds – I would definitely give that a try if I won!
    .-= jodi @ back40life´s last blog ..Fall here we come! =-.

  10. What a great look for fall. My mantle still needs some “nesting” and a guilded pumpkim or gourd would be perfect. I watched the video and it was very informative. I am hoping to win!

    .-= Charla @ For the Sake of Time´s last blog ..Lady Lavabo =-.

  11. Oh my word! Those are darling! Please, please pick me! I don’t have a website but I will send my pics to Melissa to post! I would LOVE to do these this year!

  12. Gilded fruit for sure!! I *love* your entry way!!
    .-= Angela´s last blog ..When Depression Hits =-.

  13. I love those pears, they would be so fun to have on my coffee table…I would do something like that!
    .-= Lindsay´s last blog ..Rainy Day =-.

  14. Sallie Baker says

    Love the way these look! Would love to win!

  15. My siblings and I (4 of and spouses) have decided the last few years to make the choice for meaningful and non-cluttery gifts, mostly handmade, in an effort to get back to the most important things about Christmas. I just found my idea for what I’ll be making this year!! I imagine even silver would be gorgeous for winter decor. Can’t wait to try this out! I’ll be doing some of the pots and some gourds!
    .-= Spring´s last blog ..We went to Paris… =-.

  16. Oh my goodness, these are amazing! I’ve never seen so much gilding in one place. I can see myself starting with the standard yet beautiful wood pears, and then I might just go crazy!!

  17. L.O.V.E. the wreath on the front door…screams fall without being “halloween-y”. This looks like a fun project!

  18. Love the gilding. Can’t wait to watch your video. I would use this kit for pumpkins & gourds, and also a set of picture frames that are waiting for a little DIY magic.

  19. My husband grows all kinds of gourds, so I would have tons of possibillities with this

  20. Love this and I have a transom window that would look darling with gilded pumpkins up there!

  21. I would gild the pumpkins…and maybe the door, too! Thx for the great ideas, always. Lizabeth http://www.sparkbark.com
    .-= Lizabeth´s last blog ..Kid Funnies =-.

  22. Oh those gourds are the cutest, ever! I would definitely try my hand at some gourds. I love fall and all the decorations but lots of orange doesn’t really go with our style. What a great idea!!!
    .-= Rachel´s last blog ..Play Group =-.

  23. Oh how cool. Thank you! I’d actually play with a twig wreath and details added to it.
    .-= Katie at makingthishome.com´s last blog ..Bridal Shower Gift Idea =-.

  24. I have the perfect spot for these adorable pumpkins and gourds on my front porch. I hope to win so I can make some to gift out to family and friends that don’t have the time to craft.

  25. I would love to do a wreath with the gourds and pumpkins. How beautiful!

  26. I would guild some faux pumpkins to use for more than one year. Thanks for the chance to win; my fingers are crossed!
    .-= Kimberly´s last blog ..How ’bout them Cowgirls… =-.

  27. A door twig wreath or basket of gilded fruit would be lovely!
    .-= Sandra´s last blog ..Sabbath Keeping =-.

  28. I love the checkerboard pumpkins for my steps and the pears would look stupendously wonderful lined up on my mantel.
    .-= janet´s last blog .. =-.

  29. I would love to do the pears. I am not much into ‘orange’ so for the fall, the gilding would be perfect. It would go with my other ‘fall’ colors. Thanks for the great give-a-way opportunity.
    .-= Cherri Engle´s last blog ..A Fun Give-A-Way over at The Inspired Room =-.

  30. I would do some pumpkins for my front steps. Those poor steps are neglected every year due to our (lack of) budget! ;)
    .-= Debby´s last blog ..The definition of a frustrating morning: (In which I hang my head in utter shame!!!) =-.

  31. I would definitely gild some gourds and pumpkins! Maybe pears too!

    Lou Cinda
    .-= Lou Cinda´s last blog ..September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month! =-.

  32. Oooh what a fun giveaway! I would definitely put this to good use on some gourds and mini pumpkins to add some fall sparkle to my dining room and entry.
    .-= LeilaMac´s last blog ..{random musings} birthday loot! =-.

  33. I may try the polka dot pumpkin!

  34. I would love to try gilding some little pumpkins and gourds for a fall mantel decoration. Thanks!

  35. How beautiful, and what a neat craft to do with our mom’s group. Thanks for a chance to win.

  36. We just bought a new house, so I have a lot of decorating to do & Fall is my favorite season to decorate! I am going to have fun this year! I love the gilded mini pumpkins hanging in the dining room…might have to try that one!

  37. I just found your site and absolutely LOVE it! I would guild pumpkins and gourds. They look beautiful stacked on those stools and as a matter of fact, I collect stools and benches! I would love to try to replicate that look.
    Thanks for this giveaway! Blessings,
    Dee @ boysrus

  38. I am thinking of a large gilded conch shell……….it would look so special on a bathroom countertop or fireplace mantle. Thank you for sharing.

  39. I have a bowl that is begging to be filled with gilded fruit! So beautiful!
    sylviarj at yahoo dot com

  40. i am in love!!! i think i would do pumpkins for the living room!
    .-= Courtney´s last blog ..Super Yummy Stuffed Shells!! =-.

  41. I LOVE the idea of gilding pumpkins or gourds to hang from my dining room light fixture. Oh and the other CUTE idea that I’d love to tackle (if I had enough space in my outdoor entryway) is the cute shelf with gilded pumpkins on it…SO fun and festive! It would be fun to host a party and let each guest pick a pumpkin off the shelf as they leave. Okay, I’m more in LOOOVVE now!
    .-= Danica´s last blog ..A little weekend flying… =-.

  42. Love these gilded pumpkins. What a great twist and just in time for decorating my front door. I was also inspired by the polka dots. Hmmmmm what shall I do? I can’t wait to get started.
    .-= pam rosenberg´s last blog ..Relish Each and Every Day =-.

  43. I’m not sure what I would do, but it would be SO much fun to experiment!
    .-= songbirdtiff´s last blog ..Pottery Barn Inspired Kitchen Table =-.

  44. I love the chandelier that is what i would try first

  45. Ohh, how beautiful! I’d love the kit to use on pumpkins and would display them on the porch to welcome all my fall visitors. Love this!
    .-= Cassie´s last blog ..A Wish-Full Week! =-.

  46. I know exactly what I will use it for! I do a tea for the ladies of our church every year. This year it is in early October and this would be perfect to do pumpkins and pears etc…and still give an elegant touch to the tea! Even if I don’t win I will be looking into buying this kit!

    .-= Deanna´s last blog ..The Barn Begins =-.

  47. I want to make a door decoration! I LOVE THIS!!

  48. I would definitely gild me some pumpkins for the front porch. I LOVE Halloween and decorating for it, so please enter me!!

  49. Angela Kerr says

    I would so love to win this. Last year at Christmas, I did a Martha Steward craft of hanging my cards from a branch in a vase. I would love to gild a branch for that this year. But before that, I could see some leave garland gilded for the opening to my dining room. Actually, I can think of a ton of things to use this for….
    .-= Angela Kerr´s last blog ..Zumba =-.

  50. I just bought some fake pumpkins at the craft store the other day and I’d love to try my hand at gilding them and making a fall arrangement for my covered porch.
    Now that I’m thinking about it, gilding would probably work on that old small metal bucket I have in the attic that I was saving for the perfect craft project.
    .-= shel´s last blog ..Stop by for coffee..with the Mrs. =-.

  51. Briana Ethington says

    I think some gilded pumpkins would look perfect on the porch of my new house!

  52. Mary in Baltimore says

    Thanks for the demo and tips! I’d love to try my hand at this with a few pumpkins and gourds for our front porch. And I’m sure that would only get the ball rolling on future projects : )

  53. I love the chandelier project you’ve shown! I think that is what I’d do :) What a great giveaway!
    .-= Myrnie´s last blog ..Another Use for Apple Cider Vinegar =-.

  54. I’d love to try this! I’ve got a pretty wooden bowl that would look so nice with something “gilded” – maybe pine cones.

  55. LOVE your header shot and you have such a beautiful blog. I hope this comment reaches you – I just had to say hello ! Best wishes & thank you for sharing…
    .-= Elise´s last blog ..The Royal Ballet Swan Lake =-.

  56. The glided pumpkins and gourds are lovely. So festive and at the same time warm and elegant. I would lvoe to try this. Not only do I love them but the video make it look so easy~something a non crafty person can do and still have something classy and fun they made themselves. What’s not to like about that?
    .-= Bonnie Mattson´s last blog ..What Style Home Do You Prefer? =-.

  57. I have a bunch of fake fruit, pears, grapes, apples…if I gilded them and added some nuts and dried leaves, wouldn’t that be fantastic?
    .-= Shelley´s last blog ..Easy Peasy Birthday Banner =-.

  58. I love the pumpkins all lined on the shelves. I think I would have to do the polka dots once first!!!

  59. Shannon Strong says

    Im totally copying the pumpkins and gourds for my front porch. Love them!!

  60. Love the pears and pots, my newly redecorated living/dining room could use some *sparkle*
    .-= Karen Z´s last blog ..A Week in Santiago =-.

  61. I would have to start with either a pumpkin or pears. And I’d NEVER use the real thing – gotta get shopping and look for some lovely faux goodies to work on!

    .-= ~vee´s last blog ..Oh dear =-.

  62. Oooh, so pretty :)! I remember seeing and loving those pumpkins!! If I had a kit, I’d make a beautiful gilded arrangement for my front door, with a moss covered wreath as my base, full of gilded edged leaves, mini pumpkins and fully gilded pears too. Add some fall gilded bittersweet and my last name’s initial, and I’d be all set! Perfect!!
    Thanks :),
    .-= Stacey @ The Blessed Nest´s last blog ..Master Makeover Continued… =-.

  63. I know I would definately do something like the small pumpkins hanging from the light fixture. And I’d add a gilded flower pot and put some great mums in it. Fun!
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Grandma’s Chairs =-.

  64. I had seen these pictures in Country Living, but thought it looked like it would be a lot of hard work. Now after looking @ the video demo it looks very simple and I would love to try it on on pumpkins, gourds, etc.

  65. This guilding is beautiful. With the Christmas season upon upon us I envision distressed silver guilding of ornaments, antiqued silver and silver trees with crystals and sparkles, gobs of silver sparkly garland. What a winter wonderland. Pattie

  66. Amazing pics that totally get me in the mood for pumpkins and gourds AND gilding. I’ve never tried this but will have to add it to my project list. I would actually like to do a picture frame and some small gourds. Great post!

  67. Thanks, Melissa, for getting me in autumnal attitude! I would want to use the gilding kit on some of my less-than-stellar terra cotta pots … or try it out on a couple of small baskets. It’s definitely a great way to get items in a festive fall mood!

    And thanks to your earlier nesting launch I have all my autumn stuff down from the attic. Not 100% placed, but “in progress.” (Much better than last year’s pitiful last-minute effort the week before Thanksgiving. Geesh.)

  68. I love a metallic touch in my rooms – I think I’d gild some branches and display them in a tall vase, perhaps with a gilded pumpkin or gourd at the base. I think it would look lovely on a mantel or hearth.


  69. My favorite is the benches stacked on top of one another with all the different pumpkins, beautiful photos. Oh how I love fall.

    .-= LeAnn´s last blog ..First Impressions…. =-.

  70. Ohh, I LOVE those pumpkins and gourds! Fall is my absolute favorite time of year, and I would LOVE to give these sweet projects a try :)

  71. oh……….. love, love, love it ALL!!!!!! happy fall! thanks for the georgeous pics!
    .-= b.´s last blog ..Do You Cruise? =-.

  72. My front porch could use some beautiful gilded pumpkins!

  73. I would love to try the pumkins and gourds, and maybe even try to make some christmas ornaments to attach to gift bags. They look so pretty!

  74. Oh, oh, oh!! Thank you for the “gilded” eye candy. Just what I need on this Tuesday after a holiday. I love the benches with all the gilded pumpkins; I have a spot on my front stoop for those. Can’t wait to watch the video. Thanks.

  75. Oh my gosh, these are beautiful effects! I would decorate white pumpkins and gourds, pots and ornaments and have gold and white for both Fall and Christmas!! I love a gold or silver touch all year long!

    .-= Sheila´s last blog ..And a Little Inspiration from a 6 year old! =-.

  76. How fun! I’d love to try gilding some pumpkins and gourds for a centerpiece for my dining/kitchen table.

  77. Ooh I love the doorway with the twigs and the soft shininess of everything–so want to try that!
    .-= Autumn´s last blog ..Reupholstering adventures – part 3 =-.

  78. I love the mini gilded pumpkins hanging from the chandy – so cute!
    .-= cribtales´s last blog ..F Family – August 2009 =-.

  79. I like the idea of using it on fruit – that would carry you through autumn and winter! Multitasking decorations are my fave.

  80. what a find! i will try this product. thanks for letting me know.
    as to what to use with the gilting, i wonder how it would be to use on glass…? hmm….too many ideas floating here to pin just one down, but will try it soon!

  81. I went ga-ga over the chandy all dressed up in it’s twigs, leaves and gilded mini-pumpkins. I would love to recreate that in my dining room. I would also like to make some gilded topiaries out of mini-pumpkins. I’m sure I would find ample opportunities to add a little shimmer with it throughout the rest of the house. I can’t wait to try it!
    .-= Pam´s last blog ..Zucchini Pie – You’ll Never Believe It’s Not Apple! =-.

  82. I don’t have any fall decorations…married for eight years and still don’t have any…yet…I am determined this year, no matter how tight our budget is to at least make some pumpkins to adorn my shelves in my kitchen. Thanks for the video, love this!
    .-= Lindsay ´s last blog ..Check marks =-.

  83. Gayle at Mountain Moma says

    Very cool techniques! I am thinking leaves would really pretty done.
    .-= Gayle at Mountain Moma´s last blog ..Playhouse Makeover =-.

  84. Love to do some mini pumpkins in a glass jar.
    .-= Sarah @ Clover Lane´s last blog ..My Rules =-.

  85. It would be so simple to spraypaint in golds/coppers/bronzes and fill a bowl with the tiny pumpkins/gourds… or display larger ones on the porch… I just may have to try this myself!
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..Labor Day Weekend Recap =-.

  86. Everything I saw I loved! I can’t wait to go through my house and see what needs a little gilding!! Great for fall.
    .-= Manja´s last blog ..HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURALEE! =-.

  87. I never thought about gilded pumpkins, I love them! I think I will do some glided mini to small pumpkins and hang them in a fun mobile in the corner for fall. I think it will make all my guest ooh and aww :)

  88. I love the pictures above!! I would use it on pumpkins, of course! The mini ones.

  89. I love the gilded pumpkins! I would have to try my hand at gilding my own if I won the kit *smiles*
    .-= Kitty Scraps´s last blog ..Labor of Love =-.

  90. I SO want to win this to gild some pumpkins! Way better than the spray paint I was planning on using. :D
    .-= living with lindsay´s last blog ..Teach Me Tuesday: DIY Puppet Theater =-.

  91. These are just too cute! I was browsing for some fall decorating ideas and came across your site. I especially like the black one on the left with the swirly paint design. I’ve never gilded anything before but these are such a neat idea I may have to give it a try.
    .-= Erica Stone´s last blog ..Twist Ghost and Pumpkin Balloons for Halloween =-.

  92. I have those pictures saved from Country Living too. Everything is so pretty!

    I would have to try the pumpkins if I won.
    .-= Nichole L.´s last blog ..TV =-.

  93. I would love to win so that I could gild pumpkins and explore other gilding projects for fall, such as twigs or leaves. Thank you for the chance and for the ideas!

  94. Would love to start small with some pumpkins…
    We’re in for our first fall in our first home, time to get festive!
    .-= jae lindsay´s last blog ..swedish rock band, Europe’s, popular 1986 hit. =-.

  95. Oooooh, how pretty! I’d work on some pumpkins and gourds for my dining room and turn it into a fall wonderland. ;) I love fall – what a great giveaway!
    .-= Elaine’s Semi-Homemade Life´s last blog ..O-R-A-N-G-E =-.

  96. Mini pumpkins, pears, more pumpkins, maybe some pinecones for the winter… so excited just thinking about the possibilities.
    .-= Mrs. Dunbar´s last blog ..These boots were made for… =-.

  97. I would love to make gilded pumpkins like in the second photo down from the top. So chic!
    .-= Emily @ Peach & Pearl´s last blog ..Anthropologie for a Wedding =-.

  98. I’m so in love with that wreath/door hanging! It’s stunning!

  99. What a fabulous look this is. laurie
    .-= laurie´s last blog ..WHAT WILL I BE WHEN I GROW UP? =-.

  100. I love all these fall pics.I wish I had gotten country living last year.I just got the Oct issue tonight so pretty.I love the black door with the cat and that wreath.The black tables with all the pumpkins are so neat too.I might try the gilded pumpkins to if I can find it around here.Hugs,Jen
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Homegoods entry for Melissa’s Inspired Rooms makeover =-.

  101. I have some faux gourds that this would work great on!
    .-= Laryssa @ Heaven In The Home´s last blog ..Fall Fashion 2009 =-.

  102. Gilding has to be one of the most relaxing crafts I have ever done. Many years ago I gilded a lovely dressing table mirror and the soft leafing and brush allowed my mind to drift and my imagination to soar! Seeing this article brought it all back… THANK YOU! I am thinking that I might gild some candlesticks I have and then I could use them for most ALL holidays and festive dinners! Also could use it on some double walled candle holders too! I would love the shimmer and glow!

  103. I bought a variety of pumpkins at Goodwill that I would love to update with gilding. And I bought a couple of pears that I was going to paint but I believe they might be gilded also!
    .-= Terry´s last blog ..Anthropology Versus Memory Problem =-.

  104. How about gilding the lily? (Sorry, couldn’t resist!) Hmm… I’d like to gild some clay pots for some topiaries… among other things!

  105. I am planning to do all metallic pumpkins this year so this would be perfect!

    The past few years, I’ve done all white pumpkins and loved it. But this year I wanted something different so I’m doing gold, silver, copper, bronze…. I’d love to win this!
    .-= PamperingBeki´s last blog ..Hillbilly giveaway. =-.

  106. I would definitely do some pumpkins and gourds for my front porch!

  107. Thank you for the link to that tutorial, the possibilities are endless. Here in New England Autumn is a big event, and this will so come in handy.

    .-= karen´s last blog ..Tiny Things =-.

  108. I am in LOVE with the gold pumpkins. You’ve inspired me to go out this weekend, buy fall decor, and paint the town gold!

    .-= The Bella Girls´s last blog ..Quote of the Day =-.

  109. I love gilded anything! I would do some of the gourds and fruits. Love this…pick me!! :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs to you friend,
    .-= Victoria Hayden´s last blog ..Janet Hill Studio…Whimsy Spotlight =-.

  110. Gorgeous! I would do pumpkins and gourds for the table!

  111. I’m thinking about a pitcher or plant pot that could then hold flowers, or pine boughs. Oh! Or how about baby shoes? In a shadow box!

  112. It has been years since I had gilded and had almost forgotten it existed until I saw this. I would definately to some pears like the one in the picture (love those!) and some flower pots. So pretty!

  113. I love the idea of guilding clay pots!

  114. That looks like so much fun to do but also so elegant. I would probably gild some fruit and and … gee I don’t know …. I would go crazy. My pups better watch out or they might get gilded too. Love it.

  115. We just moved into our house that we have been renting out for the past year and a half. They left behind some stuff and one is this cute little wooden angel stand thing that seems perfect for Christmas (after it’s been cleaned up of course!) It would look just absolutely adorable with some gilding on it, to match the gold ribbon already tied around it. I love this time of year!

  116. Ooooh….I admired those pumpkins in that issue too! I would definitely do as many pumpkins as I could and spread the beauty throughout our home. How fun!
    .-= Andrea´s last blog ..We interrupt the regularly scheduled post for….a FABULOUS giveaway! =-.

  117. Shelley Marron says

    Hummm, I have a junk store mirror I’d like to change the look of.

  118. I would totally do this to pumpkins and gourds for fall decorating. I would probably use them as gifts for my mom and mother-in-law. What a beautiful idea!

  119. The possibilities, who can choose? We updated our powder room for not a lot of cashola last year and the sink cabinet has been bugging me all this time! When I saw this kit, my 1st thought was “Eureka”! This is it! My powder room is complete! Please help me finish this work in progress!

  120. I would love to try this with nuts and seed pods as well as the gourds!

  121. HMMM… gourds, maybe some kinds of leaves… so many things would be neat!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  122. Hi
    I would love to use the kit to decorate some clay base t-light holders that I have and this will look perfect for setting up the mood for fall!

  123. I love the pumpkins! They are so unique!! Hope I win!

  124. I think some decorating some bowls or candle sticks would be pretty. Great giveaway!
    .-= Amy @ Living Locurto´s last blog ..Fast & Easy Treats =-.

  125. What a great idea for fall! I love the different designs and patterns on all the pumpkins and gourds. I’ve always wanted to try gilding, maybe this season is the time to give it a go! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  126. How fun. Would love to gild some pumpkins! Great giveaway, thank you.
    .-= Denise´s last blog ..The Geek Squad hits Seattle =-.

  127. Selina Golden says

    OHHH I have been looking at ideas for decorating my 40th birthday party….I think I just found what I have been looking for! I want a shabby chic/rustic fall feel for the party and this is it! I can use this on so many of the items I have gathered to give them all a coherent look.

  128. I’m just so creative, that I would completely copy her and use it on some pumpkins, hers are absolutely gorgeous!!!
    .-= Nicole´s last blog ..The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day!!! =-.

  129. I would definitely gild some pears or pumpkins that I already have….I love the look of the light that has all the beautiful gilded things surrounding it….I so want to do that in my kitchen:) Great giveaway!!!!
    .-= GenieMarie´s last blog ..8 is Great!!!! =-.

  130. I just purchased some faux pumpkins at JoAnn’s that this treatment would look great on! Plus, my son’s birthday is the day before Halloween, so we are always looking for more ways to “up” the decor around here! Fall is so fun!

  131. PUMPKINS pumpkins PUMPKINS!!!! I think the picture of the pumpkins in your post are to die for!
    .-= MissCottageApt´s last blog ..House of the Week =-.

  132. Tanya Pollak says

    oh my goodness those examples are all so beautiful!!!!
    I would love to try this project on some faux pumpkins and gourds that are coming out in our local craft stores! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  133. I would love to try and gild some pumpkins and gourds. I think they are gorgeous!
    .-= Di´s last blog ..White pumpkins =-.

  134. I am thinking I need to attempt at least a pumpkin or two. A matching pot or two for some mums would be nice also

  135. I got a couple of pumpkins at Goodwill that I’d like to try gilding them. And ironically, I just got a couple of wood pears that this would look so pretty gilded.
    .-= Terry´s last blog ..Gilding Project from Country Living =-.

  136. How elegant! My mom gave me some beautiful iron urns, but they’re too small for my porch. I would love to guild some gourds and use them on my “new” old sideboard. How festive!

  137. Oooooooooooooooo… Please enter moi! This looks like so much fun! ~Christina
    psalm25v4 @ q dot com

  138. oooh how fun! Melissa, how are you going to pick the winner?
    .-= Patty Henning´s last blog ..GoodBye Summer, Hello Junior High… =-.

  139. Oh, those projects all look beautiful, I especially love the chandelier! I think if I won this kit I’d use it on small pumkins and gourds to decorate my dining table. Hope I win! :)
    I’m having a giveaway at my site too, so please stop by!
    .-= Kathy Charest´s last blog ..GIVEAWAY ~ GIVEAWAY ~ GIVEAWAY!! =-.

  140. I love the look of the clay pots, I would definitely try that and maybe some acorns, and a pocket planter for our front door with a Autumn arrangement of jewel tone flowers in it that would really be set off by the gilding on the planter.

  141. Just tonight, I painted an old ladder black for my front porch and was hoping to paint pumpkins to replicate that picture! This blog post is perfect timing!

  142. I just thought of something else but don’t know if it would work…..use stencils to embellish picture frames, address numbers on the front door, monograms on lampshades, plaques etc.

  143. I would love to guild some gourds, pumpkins, candlesticks for a fun autumn scene on my mantel! Then angels and more candlesticks for Christmas!
    Great giveaway, thanks!
    .-= Debbie´s last blog ..Ready. Set. Fall! =-.

  144. I can’t wait to check out her site…thanks for the chance to win her give-a-way. We’ve just moved across country and I’m not quite sure how we will be decorating for fall. We are starting a re-model on the house we just moved into…we have to move out right after the holidays, so we’re keeping it simple…and these ideas are just what I needed to see…Thanks!
    .-= Teresa´s last blog ..Happy Birthday…Emily!! =-.

  145. I fell in love with that look last fall, but didn’t know how to create it…I would so enjoy working with the gilding kit! I hope I win! Thanks for the chance!

  146. These look beautiful – and a fun project, too!
    We’re doing a pumpkin themed baby shower next month for a family member – and these would be great!

  147. I love this product! It would look awesome guilded on a decorative holiday plate and then sealed for future use.

  148. Being almost Fall, I would have to gild a pumpkin or two! Would be the centerpiece for our Halloween party!

  149. A day late and a dollar short. . .that’s me! But, I have to comment anyway! I love that this incredible project can start now and go all the way through Christmas–Yay! It looks so elegant and sophisticated–Thank you for sharing Caramel Colors and this fab idea!

  150. This is so beautiful! A few years ago, I sprayed painted a real pumpkin gold and used that in my decor. I’m not sure if it was the paint or what – but even though it was a real pumpkin, it lasted a LONG time! I was surprised over that. Anyway, I love the idea of painting on patterns and all with metallic paints, too. That is truly lovely! =-D
    .-= Amber´s last blog ..Our Little Rascals =-.

  151. Katie Johnson says

    I too, adored that project last year and even bookmarked it! I would love to make some pumpkins!!

    .-= Katie Johnson´s last blog ..L.O.V.E pillows! =-.

  152. I was planning on spray painting some pumpkins this fall, but gilding would be so fun too!

  153. I would like to do a centerpiece for our table. Maybe a few pumpkins and some fruit and well…what ever else I find!

  154. Paula Diekhoff says

    I would love to try this!! I was thinking of gilding different sizes of plastic apples I used during my preschool teaching years. Now, the apples could be gilded and I could make a wreath for my daughter or others in my family. It’s been a long time since I’ve done any crafting, but I recall how much I enjoyed it.

  155. These are beautiful! I would love to hang little gilded pumpkins from my dining room chandelier, like in the inspiration photo. I’d also love to do a big pumpkin and sit my little girl on it in her Cinderella dress. Wouldn’t that make a cute photo?

  156. I love this idea. Are those pumpkins and gourds real or fake? Thanks.

  157. So very lovely. I really like how striking it is. I would love a gilding kit so I could bling up my front room. It’s looking awfully brown right now.
    .-= Meg´s last blog ..Giveaway Time!!!! =-.

  158. As a landscape designer this would be PERFECT to show my clients in a seminar, what a great way to spread the word and get people excited about adding more interest to their homes this time of the year, after all there’s only so many plants… :) Thanks for the great idea!

  159. Abby Grisham-Tichenor says

    I have been dying to try this paint… have you used it for anything else? I’m considering painting my kitchen cabinets with it but I am nervous since it is quite a bit more…


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