I got this gorgeous idea from Country Living Magazine last year... so immediately started collecting pumpkins and gourds from nurseries and my veggie garden. I have 'cuddled' them for one year, ignoring everyone's advice of getting rid of them, and ended up having perfectly and completely dried (and light) pumpkins and gourds to be used in my Fall decorating project now!
So a few weeks ago I started gilding. I used gold and silver...
... gold and silver mixed together too!
I used a different method from the one featured on the mag, as I was looking for a cheaper way to create something spectacular! Gold foil is absolutely GREAT for decorating purposes, but expensive, so I opted for a gold/silver spray paint!
Look how super cute this plush toy I purchased for Kim at the thrift store is... she absolutely LOVES it!