Because of their interesting and unique shapes, gourds are excellent for use in a wide variety of crafts. This is a guide about crafts made with gourds.
One of the many gourds I have done. This features a large kettle gourd, cut open. The opening has been coiled with long SC pine needles. The process is actually a weaving technique, and adds a nice touch to many gourds.
The gourd has been hand painted with a snowy owl on the front. This is one of my signature pieces. All are numbered and dated.
By ilovegourds from Cheraw, SC
Gorgeous owl...you're very talented! I too would love to purchase one of these from you. Please let me know if you are selling them and the price. Gigi
Thank you. Gosh ya'll are so nice to comment on Peek-A-Boo! He is one of my signature pieces, and I have 3 in private collections that folks have purchased from me. Yes I do sell most of any gourds. I love to coil,carve, I do chip carved pieces. My specialty is Gourd Purses. Prices of my purses start at 70.00,and go from there. Any purse that is carved,burned (pyroengraved)inlay work,they are more expensive. Gourds are a real time issue, and all of my pieces are labor intensive. But it is what makes them so unique, I feel any how.
I will take some time here and post other pieces I have done.Some of ya'll have asked about purchasing a Peek-A-Boo,selling price of Peek-A-Boo is 75.00.I will be leaving to go to NY on vacation the first part of July,will be gone until July 14th,and will be home (SC).
If you are interested in seeing more picture,please email me privately to:
handcraftedgourds AT yahoo.com That way I can reply and attach pictures to you in the email. This gourd that is pictures, is just a fun piece,purely decorative. It's titled "Penny Rug Welcome". Showing this will give ya'll an idea of my range of work, I've painted hundreds of gourds. Many Blessings
These painted gourds are just lovely. You are a talented painter and I hope you are selling your work! I envy you. I can't paint worth a darn and even have trouble with stencils! Put em out, people will buy. Go to a flea market or craft sales, and consignment shops. Good Luck! : D
Oh, see! I just read the other people who wrote in. They want to buy them. You've got your own business yet? If not, there you go! Again, good luck to you. : D
Introducing "Sprouts", I just love these little people (gourds.) They are the perfect baby shower gift. I do personalize them with the date, weight, and name of the new born baby.
Ho..Ho..Ho! Santa Gourd. He is just the cutest gourd I have ever painted for the holidays. He makes a great centerpiece for a holiday table. Enjoy!
You're a great painter! You should sell those at Christmas. Thanks for sharing it with us and God bless you.
Where do you get the gourd to do this project?
Things you will need are a small, medium, or large gourd, depending on how big you want her to be. Make sure you wash the gourd with warm soapy water and rinse clean. Let set and dry at least 30 - 45 minutes.
Do all of your painting and let dry before you put your witch together.
While you are waiting get together your materials you will be using.
Enjoy your crafty witch.
By Crafty Billie from Stockton, CA
She is just to cute, looks like a lot of time went into her..
This is too cute. I'll make this next year. Thanks!
I am looking for images to paint on gourds for the flower bed. Does anyone have some ideas? Some of the shapes I have are bottle gourds, warty gourds, and swans. Thank you.
Have you considered hollowing at least 1 out of the bottleneck ones and putting flowers in them and hanging on a railing, fence or low tree branch? You have to put water in it just like a regular vase. These are very nice and I saw it in one of the magazines online. Just thought I'd throw that one out there. If you don't want to paint them all, you could also put little leaf, acorn, pumpkin and flower stickers on them. They have all kinds plastic, paper and felt ones at most craft stores and Dollar Tree too. Check out BHG.com for painting and craft ideas. Anyway, have fun crafting and Happy Autumn! : D
This is a half gourd, and painted in a primitive scene I call "Penny Rug Welcome". This particular design has been painted on many sizes of gourds, as it is one of a very popular request of folks. The piece measures approximately 9 inches across.
By ilovegourds from Cheraw, SC