Crafts Using Gourds

Gourds are great to use for craft projects, there are so many possibilities. This is a guide about crafts using gourds.
Ad

Solutions

Share on ThriftyFunThis guide contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

3 found this helpful
November 20, 2008 Flag

I saved the gourds from my garden and hot glued them to an old vine wreath and added some ribbon and a poem. November Blessings to you all!

gourd wreath on door

CommentWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read More...

September 6, 2012 Flag

The kids are always asking us to buy those funky decorative gourds at the grocery store in the fall. I usually say no, but last year I gave in and let them each pick one. They were initially annoyed that I wouldn't let them try to carve them, but I challenged them to find a different way to decorate them.
Ad

I was happily surprised at the end result. They used construction paper, as well as a few items that they had in their rooms. They turned out really well and lasted a long time since the kids just used tape to adhere everything, leaving the skin intact.

Ad
CommentWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read 1 Comment

October 6, 2009 Flag

I enjoy raising and decorating gourds. The one here is one of my favorites. It only required tan leather dye, a skill saw with a fine blade and a drill and bit along with a little sandpaper and leather lacing.

Source: I have looked through many, many books and magazines for my ideas, but nothing I do is copied exactly.

By Irisbird from Lillington, NC

Related Content(article continues below)
CommentWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read 1 Comment

0 found this helpful
July 29, 2008 Flag

Supplies

  • dried gourd
  • Tacky glue
  • black yarn
  • paint for face and dress
  • red and white boas
  • spray sealer

Instructions

  1. Scrub the gourd good and let dry about 45 minutes.
  2. Paint on face and hair and let dry about 15 minutes.
  3. Paint on dress and let dry about 15 minutes.
    I get hats from craft store and glue a red boa on them then fit to the head. (I use tacky glue.) I use black yarn for more hair and better fit for the hat, just mess with it a little.
  4. Glue white boa around neck.
  5. Spray with clear sealer.

By Sheri from Stockton

CommentWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read 1 Comment

0 found this helpful
May 14, 2008 Flag

The little farmers are gourds, painted in the colors you want. You can get both straw hats or you can crochet them, which ever you like.

Gourds painted to look like farmers.

CommentWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read More...

0 found this helpful
August 12, 2008 Flag

1 clean round gourd, glue, cotton balls or cotton fiber fill of any color, 1 large Christmas bell, acrylic paint, acrylic sealer, spray at least 2 times for good coverage.

A snowman gourd ornament.

CommentWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read More...

0 found this helpful
October 16, 2008 Flag

Gourds from your garden can make cute crafts. I used doll hair and regular acrylic paint for my "Breast Cancer Buddy". My daughter, Eryn, came up with the film canister idea for a craft show.

Green gourd person

CommentWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read More...

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

0 found this helpful
October 3, 2005 Flag

I am a crafter wanna be but have a lack of imagination, so I need pictures of other peoples crafts to get me started. I have a lot of old barn wood and can't get any ideas on what to do with it. The same with gourds as I find I am not the greatest painter. Can anyone point me in the right direction?



Thanks,
Paulette

AnswerWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
December 4, 20050 found this helpful

I recently bought some gourds from Michaels, I made birdhouses out of them for Christmas gifts . I can not paint either so I bought some "rub on stencils" (went on very easily) then sprayed polyurtherine on it to seal. I must say they turned out beautiful and everyone that has seen them thought I painted it on.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Anonymous Flag
February 3, 20060 found this helpful

I will take your barn wood if you still have it. I have uses for it.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
January 5, 20080 found this helpful

I'm a gourd grower and crafter. I love to paint and make thing with gourds. Just draw something on them and paint away. That is after ya clean them. You'll have a ball and believe me people will buy them.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
December 28, 20080 found this helpful

I fell in love with gourds and mainly make purses out of them. I paint, wood burn and just polish them with shoe polish. the challenge is finding fasteners for the closures. i k stackhouse @ yahoo

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read More Answers

November 21, 2007 Flag

Does anyone grow gourds? I am looking for some kettle gourds or other large type gourds. I paint and craft these and I am running out of my favorites. I have plenty of the apple gourds and others that I paint. I love to make birdhouses as well as other crafts from gourd. Please contact me if you have any gourds!

Hardiness Zone: 6b

Kathy from Beattyville, KY

Editors Note: Here is a ThriftyFun article if you would like to know more about growing gourds yourself:

AnswerWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
November 21, 20070 found this helpful

seems like i saw someone selling them on ebay, not sure it was back before halloween though. also, if you have a local radio station in your town that does a 30 minute show where people sell there items you could call in saying you wanted to by some. flea markets may sell them too or your local farmers market.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
November 22, 20070 found this helpful

Try this link- there are growers listed as well as state societies where you may come in contact with other artists near you. http://www.amer … ourdsociety.org/

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
November 26, 20070 found this helpful

Here is a website where you can order boxes of dried gourds.

http://www.welb … S&Category=3

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
December 19, 20070 found this helpful

I started growing my own about 2yrs ago, but before that I bought them on e-bay. You might also check online for your state's gourd society. The Tx State Gourd Society gives links to local growers as well as festivals and they always have plenty to sell.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read More Answers

Photos

Share on ThriftyFunCheck out these photographs. Click at right to share your own photo in this guide.

1 found this helpful
January 8, 2008 Flag

We do a lot of painted gourds. We sell quite a few. We grew these gourds and then cleaned and painted them.

CommentWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read 6 Comments
Categories
Crafts NatureSeptember 12, 2012
Guides
Ornamental Gourds
Preserving Ornamental Gourds
Snowman Gourds
Making Snowman Gourds
Growing Gourds
Growing Gourds
Painting Gourds
Crafts Made With Gourds
More
🍀
St. Patrick's Ideas!
💘
Valentine's Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on January 15, 2017 at 5:11:18 PM on 10.0.0.57 in 5 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!