Simple Gourd Vases for Spring

We recently wrote a blog post about creating your own mod podge vases at home.

Another idea would be to make your own gourd vase with out the decoupage! All you need is a penguin gourd and some paint! (And someone handy that can saw the top off of your raw gourd.) With some bright paints and artificial spring flowers, you can make this easy craft into a home decoration for the new season!

gourd vases in our retail store

Try turning your vases into Valentine’s Day decorations! Paint the gourds pink or red to give your seasonal decorating a boost! This simple craft is sure to add a pop of color to your home.

The Holiday of Love & Dessert

Valentine’s Day would not be complete without the delectable treats that go along with it! We’ve found a great recipe for red velvet cupcakes from Better Homes and Gardens that we think you will enjoy. Not only will this recipe make great tasting cupcakes, but these tasty treats are absolutely adorable as well!

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Get your home ready for Valentine’s Day with these cute Valentine’s gourds. They are currently available at our retail store in Carlisle, PA.

A Valentine for Mom

As January comes to a close, we realize that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. While a store bought bouquet of roses or a box of chocolates would be a nice gift, what mother doesn’t enjoy receiving a homemade card from her children!? We found some cute and easy homemade card ideas from that both kids and mom will enjoy!
This first card idea is both fun and easy for kids of all ages.
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Allow the younger children to use glitter to jazz up their creations. Meanwhile, the older kids can create shapes using scissors and different designs of paper. For more detailed information on required materials and this simple project check out:
The next card idea allows kids to literally get “hands on” with their project.
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This Thumbprint Heart card is an adorable way to show mom that her kids truly love her with an imprint of their thumbs turned into a heart. Get more details on this project by visiting
Here’s a suggestion: pair one of these charming homemade cards with one of our precious Meadowbrooke gourds.
“He’ll steal mom’s heart!”
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This gourd would make a cute night light!

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