Gourds of the Spirit

Gourds of the Spirit

September 17, 2011


I wanted do a craft with the kids that would make a harvest wreath for Feast of Tabernacles (Lev 23:34-43). I also wanted to label it with the fruits of the spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) The only “harvest” items they had at Dollar Tree was gourds, now I know that anything containing seeds within it’s self is considered a fruit so I decided they would work just fine!




We started with a vine wreath base ribbon, the gourds, and some fabric fall leaves of various colors.



We wrapped the ribbon around the wreath base to make it look a bit fancier than just vines.




We then hot glued the gourd onto the ribbon cover wreath. I think we all have some nice fingertip burns for the glue gun… I would love to know of a glue that works as good as hot glue without the heat…ouch!





Anna and Adam start playing with the gourds having them “talk” to each other. I look at them funny wondering what are you playing and they both look at me and say… “Veggie Tales!”





After all the gourds are glued tight we start putting the leaves on.





Of course the fun never stops with these two! Eye patch and a fake nose…





I have heard of a pea shooter but not a gourd shooter…






I really am not sure what goes through the mind of these kids sometimes… maybe an “I am Caesar” moment! (Yes, this is the teenager)









I think they turned out really good and the kids have so much fun doing stuff like this. I wrote the fruits of the spirit on each gourd after asking the kids what they were to make sure they knew. I always have a good laugh at all the silliness they do while we craft.



Pro_17:22  A merry heart doeth good like a medicine…








Gal 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law

We gave their Aunts and Grandma the wreaths the kids made as a gift. They loved them! The one I made I hung in my living room.


About Becky Husband

Becky is a Hebraic Christian homeschool mom blogger that lives on a small farm in Deep East Texas. When she isn't homeschooling her kids, she is busy documenting her family's life on her blog. In her blog, she writes about her faith, family, homeschooling, and homesteading. She also shares the family's abundance of hobbies such as geocaching, hiking, biking, birding, nature photography, and most recently her art! She is always eager to answer any questions others may have so feel free to leave comments and inquiries!

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