How to Turn Foam Gourds into Candles

by Tonya Staab

Turn foam gourds into candles to decorate your home for fall and Thanksgiving. We’ll show you how with our easy-to-follow tutorial.

Did you purchase foam pumpkins or gourds for Halloween? Painting them has become popular, especially for little ones because it’s so much easier than carving.

Have you seen these pumpkins and gourds on clearance at your craft store, or in your local thrift store? If so, I’ve got a great way to re-use them for Thanksgiving.

foam pumpkins and gourds painted silver with tealight candles inside them

The complete tutorial for making these glittery foam gourd candle holders (that are battery-operated, so much safer around kids) is over at Jo-Lynne Shane’s blog.

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