Gourd Crafts: 20 Great Projects to Dye, Paint, Carve, Bead, and Woodburn in a Weekend
A guide to using the Cucurbita and Lagenaria siceraria (a sort of hard shelled pumpkin), for a range of decorative uses in the home and in the garden. No special tools or equipment are needed, standard craft materials such as a scalpel, paints, leather dyes, shoe polish, varnish and stains. The projects include cups and bowls, bracelets, carved vase, duck-shaped birdhouse, stamped and woodburned earrings, masks, candle holders, ornamental flowerpots and an African musical rattle.
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8 What is a Gourd?
Preparing the Gourd for Crafting
Surface Treatments for Decorating the Gourd
Simple Fruits and Vegetables
Flowerpots with Upholstery Tacks
Mexican Painted Dippers
Leaf Motif Luminaria
Pedestal Bowl with Decoupage Lining
Relief Carved Bowl
Handled Basked with Leather Trim
Miniature Pots with Knotless Netting
Gourd with Pine Needle Coiling
Santa Claus Figure
Lidded Container with Painted Bird
Mother Goose Birdhouse
Scorched Tea Cups
African Bead Shekerie