Nailed It: Glitter Gourds and Cloche Makeover

Welcome to another edition of Nailed It! where I attempt Pinterest crafts with probably varying results. Up today are makeovers of some Joanne's gourds and a Goodwill Cloche.

 I'm sure you've seen Krylon's shameless self craft promotion floating around Pinterest for the last few years. I know I've had this image pinned for forever. I LOVE me some glitter and I figured that some miniature pumpkins and squashes would look great in a sliver coating.

Because I pulled out the satin nickle spray paint for the bottom coat of the gourds, I also decided to makeover a cloche (and candlestick) that I picked up at Goodwill a few weeks ago.

I accidentally grabbed my Krylon looking glass paint for this picture instead of the glitter blast paint I actually used. Please pretend that photoshop job doesn't look so sketchy! :)

After the satin nickle coat dried I sprayed on the glitter blast. It took awhile for the glitter to come out, but when it started spraying the result was pretty awesome. The glitter is really fine and stuck really well. The bottle recommended using a sealer over the glitter to prevent it from coming off but I'm good with these. The only thing that bummed me out was that I didn't get as much coverage as I expected. I got a decent layer on all these gourds but they really could have done with another.

And another tip? Don't use a trash bag to spray paint on. I don't know whether it got plastic or extra paint all over my stuff but it was a disaster.

Here are some of the gourds in their new home! I put some leftover craft moss that I already had in a "silver" dish that I already had and just put the gourds in! Easy peasy.

To finish the cloche I just hot glued the candle stick to the wood plate! As you can see from the picture (especially if you expand it) my horrible spray paint skills are pretty evident, but all in all I'm really happy with the way this came out.



  1. I want to glitter all my stuff now!

    1. It's such a pretty glitter and SO easy to use! I just did the glue and loose glitter way on some BOO letters (I'll be posting that craft sooner or later, haha) and it was SUCH a mess!