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DIY Salt & Pepper Gourds

This simple craft brings a touch of autumn to your tabletop.

Materials and Tools

  • Gourds
  • Sharp knife
  • Spoon or melon baller
  • Paper towel
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Step 1

Buy two inexpensive, richly coloured gourds.

Step 2

Use a sharp knife to cut the gourds in half, then hollow out with a melon baller or spoon.

Step 3

Cut a notch in the side of the gourd to hold a demitasse or salt spoon.

Step 4

Dry with paper towel, then heap one with salt and the other with pepper.

Note: Gourds should last for three or four days before starting to shrivel.

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