Every year I try to recycle my mini pumpkins and gourds so I can use them throughout the holiday season. All you need is a little metallic spray paint, or metallic acrylic paint and wallah, you have shiny, pretty, holiday pumpkins. I have gotten the kids involved a few times and painted them, but found even though painting them may have been more fun, it is much easier to use spray paint. It is such a quick and easy idea that really adds to your holiday greens. I did all mine in the silver metallic but gold would be really pretty too.