The autumn season is my favorite one for decorating. I love making things that are good for Halloween but that also go into November and work through Thanksgiving. Gourds are those things. They are so full of personality and pizzazz. I whipped up this adorable gourd garland today with my trusty Xyron Mega Runner. It is my Go-To adhesive for paper crafting projects and works like a charm. This post is sponsored by Xyron but the ideas and opinions are my own.
To make the garland, you will need the following items:
- Xyron Mega Runner
- Scrapbook Papers in Fall Colors/Patterns
- Gourd Patterns (Download FREE Printable)
- Google Eyes
- Mini Clothespins
- Black Marker
Cut out gourds from the patterned shapes (or create your own). Gourds come in ALL sizes, colors and varieties so get creative. This is a great time to add stripes, polka dots, extra layers and dimension. There are so many festive scrapbook papers out there in the world. I know I can spend an hour in the scrapbook paper aisle at the craft store every time!
Adhere your gourd pieces together with a Xyron Mega Runner. It works great, even on the tiny pieces. If you run out, you can always get a refill which makes this product super awesome. I like to keep a spare refill around at all times. When I need to put it into my Mega Runner, I just order another one!
Adhere google eyes using the MegaRunner too. It works great for things that don’t carry a lot of weight like googly eyes, gems and embellishments.
Add smiles and outlines with a black marker. Hang your paper crafted adorable gourd garland using twine and mini clothespins.
If you love this, you will also probably love my turkey drummy garland that I made for this season in 2018. It is super adorable too. Whether an adorable gourd garland, turkey drummies or even pumpkins…a paper crafted decoration is a winner.
Cheers to All Things Autumn,