Sometimes you can find the neatest things to paint if you know what you are looking for. These were ugly metal gourds that started out orange.
I forgot about the before pictures....but as you can see, I primed these and painted them all over in an off white. Then I added black and a few other colors for depth. The thing I love about painting, is that you can create your pieces to look however you want.
With the ribbon, or without, its a great decoration that you can use all fall and winter long.