Here are all my pumpkins and gourds. They we all $1 at....The. Dollar. Store. can you beat that? No! However I wanted them to look a little better! So, I took a little of this (Metallic Craft Paint in Gold) and just brushed it on the raised part of the pumpkin or gourd.
This picture really doesn't do it justice of how much better they look!
Here is how I displayed them. I put some in my trifle dish with...a bow...of course and a couple by it. I love how it turned out.