Anyone do gourd crafts and gourd growing?

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  1. TedH71

    TedH71 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I grew some gourds years ago and didn't do anything. I'm wanting to do stuff with gourds this year and yes, I plan to grow some.
     
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    Years ago, I grew a lot of gourds. Some of my art students painted them. Some carved them. It’s a great winter project.
     

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    Lots of gourd crafting in the southwest. The gourds seem to lend themselves to Native American art. I've always thought about doing that craft, but it's been a "next year I'll do it" project.
     
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    This thread just reminded me I have gourd seeds from a teacher who did a gourd project years ago. I wonder if they will sprout.

    We made lanterns with the gourds she grew. Cut the top off and drilled holes in them so the light would peak out. We also painted them.
     
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    There's a couple who do the local fairs and events selling gourd products from ones they grow. Make A reasonable living as I understand.

    Jeff
     
  6. Danaus29

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    I usually grow gourds. I have some nice ones in the basement I planned on making bird houses with. I have done them in the past with poor results. Even after scrubbing and sanding the paint still peeled off. The one unpainted gourd hung in a tree for a couple years but was never used by birds.
    I have seen some very beautiful wood burning projects done on gourds. I never tried it.