Meet Edison! A whimsical ghost decoration that is made with a real dried gourd! It's surprising to know that this spooky ghost began as a seedling on a farm! To make Edison, I cut the top off a dried gourd, and clean out the middle. His ghostly expression and scars are all carved by hand, just as you would a fresh jack-o-lantern. Translucent paints and waxing show off the gorgeous shell of the gourd which feels wonderfully smooth to the touch.
I like to dress my whimsical gourds in style, so I channel my inner Madd Hatter and create beautiful Halloween-themed hats. The hats have a wonderful fall feeling with lots of texture and foliage. The brim of the hat has wires built-in, so you can have fun adjusting the wave just so. This makes each decorative gourd truly unique, with its own personality! For Edison, I added a few fun scars and stitched them up myself with hemp cord!
Fun Facts & Tid Bits
-Measurements 10 inches tall and 6 inches in diameter.
-For the fabric of Edison's hat, I repurposed a burlap coffee sack.
-I use dried gourds that come from farms grown in the United States.
-I leave the inside unpainted because I think it's important to not forget the true nature of this ghost is a real vegetable; not a piece of plastic.
-I do custom gourd orders. Just reach out to me with your idea!
-Edison includes a battery-operated candle.
Thoughts on my love of battery-operated candles. There's nothing better for your fall tabletop decor than to have lighted whimsical gourds around your home! However, I am lazy. I really don't enjoy walking around my house turning on all the lights, and then having to turn them off at bedtime. So I include a battery-operated candle with a timer. This is the best invention ever! You turn on the timer setting around dusk, then it stays on for about six hours. It will turn off on its own! It's so heartwarming when the gourds just light up as the sun is setting. You don't have to touch it again until the battery runs out and needs to be replaced.
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Happy Fall Y'all!
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I love co-creating with all of you. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me with your created idea!
Most often I can create different sizes to accommodate your space. Just message me and I'll let you know if I've got the materials.
Yes! I'm happy to customize the rules, and I encourage you to do so. It makes your piece super special and creates your own family heirloom. Just message me and we can chat about the details.
Yes! I'm happy to customize the layout. Just message me and we can chat about the details.
Yes, I'd be happy to. Just reach out to me and we can chat about the gourds I have on and and the design your looking for.
I used to just use the flowers for display photos. I got so many requests to purchase the flowers as well. So I now offer flowers to compliment any of my handmade designs.
Yes! I'm happy to ship anywhere. Just fill out the shipping address with the recipients address and a gift message if you'd like.
Jul 13, 2023
Edison is so cute! I love his silly hat with the fall leaves. He is perfect!