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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What is a Gourd?
Preparing the Gourd for Crafting
Surface Treatments for Decorating the Gourd Project s
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acrylic paint apply basket beads beak bird blade bottle gourd bottom right brush butcher block Candleholders carbon paper carved gourd Clean the interior coat colors crafters Cucurbitaceae cups cut edge decorate Decoupage dipper dry overnight Dyan Mai Peterson embellishment entire gourd exterior File and sand finish foam pad gloves glue gourd artist Gourd Basics gourd craft Gourd Projects gourd scraps gourd shell grapefruit spoon hobby saw hole inside kitchen knot Knotless Netting leather dye let dry Lidded Container Linda Arias mark marker mask neck overhand knot paint pen painted gourds pattern Pedestal Bowl photo by Richard piece pigments polyurethane pulp and seeds remove the seeds Richard Hasselberg sand the cut sandpaper seal seeds and pulp shape Shekerie shoe polish smooth sponge spray Stabilize the gourd stem end stitches surface tape technique template textured paint thread Tim Barnwell varnish Wainscott waxed linen wood stain woodburning tool