Painted Santa Gourds

If you still have fall and Thanksgiving gourds around, here is a sweet way to recycle them for the holidays as table decorations and gifts: paint them as Santas.

These should be long-necked gourds, or gourds with at least a separation between a head and body. Here is my favorite to give you inspiration, starting with the tip of Santa's hat!


 Here's the painted gooseneck gourd's gloved hands and back:

Show us your painted Santa gourds, have you tried to paint one?