Meet Willy! A handmade pumpkin decoration that is made with a real, dried gourd! It's surprising to know that Willy began as a seedling on a farm! To make this unique pumpkin, I carve a dried gourd and clean out the middle. I then carve his face by hand, just as you would a fresh jack-o-lantern. Translucent paints and waxing show off the gorgeous shell of the pumpkin gourd feels wonderfully smooth to the touch.
I like to dress my whimsical pumpkins in style, so I channel my inner Madd Hatter and create beautiful autumn hats. I use the gourd top to make the hat for the coordinating gourd bottom. The hats have a wonderful fall feeling with lots of texture and foliage. This makes each pumpkin gourd truly unique, with its own personality.
Fun Facts & Tid Bits
-Willy's measurements are 6 inches tall and about 7.5 inches wide.
-Willy has a "x" over one eye, to show he's a bit of a brawler!
-His hat is made with burlap from an upcycled coffee sack, some corduroy from a pair of upcycled pants, and some upholstery fabric.
-I use dried botanical berries to decorate his hat.
-The acorns and pine cones are from my own collection I've gathered at my home.
-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 little monster pumpkin is a real vegetable; not a piece of plastic.
-Willy the gourd 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.
You're invited to visit my gourd family! Here is the link for my collection of carved gourds.
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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.