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Gourds

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8 Gourd Drying Tips (can be trained to grow in a certain shape, then dried, and used in the garden for deep watering in place of plastic bottles; just bust up and throw in compost bin at end of season!).

Every issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly is full of patterns, tutorials, and fun little snippets. What are these snippets I am referring to? Well, that varies from month to month. Because October's issue was all about Falling into Fall, I filled the pages with patterns, tutorials, and thoughts on crafting outside as well as cozying up with fall crafting. Here is one of my favorite pages from this month's issue about what I've learned about drying gourds:

Crafts To Make With Dremel | How to Make Gourd Canteens thumbnail

Native Americans and early American pioneers fashioned canteens from gourds. These hollow, lightweight members of the squash family still make sturdy waterproof containers. To make your canteen, choose gourds with thick shells such as Chinese Bottle Gourds or Mexican Water Bottle Gourds.

These colorful gourd birdhouses liven up a backyard and provide a welcome resting stop for the birds. It's so easy to make, you won't have to buy one ever again: http://www.ehow.com/how_5204572_make-gourd-birdhouses.html?utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=freestyle&utm_campaign=fanpage

These colorful gourd birdhouses liven up a backyard and provide a welcome resting stop for the birds. It's so easy to make, you won't have to buy one ever again: http://www.ehow.com/how_5204572_make-gourd-birdhouses.html?utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=freestyle&utm_campaign=fanpage

Dried Gourd Lanterns – The Artful Roost

As a kid, I always loved carving jack o’ lanterns for Halloween. We’d go to a pumpkin patch and spend an hour looking at every angle of every pumpkin until I found one that looked like …

Growing, Drying, Painting Gourds, Making Gourd Bird Houses. Purple Martins and Gourds.

Some of the articles on these pages were written by Chuck Abare. My thanks to him for sharing some of the knowledge he’s gained from his years of study on this subject. I consider Chuck to be an expert on Purple Martins, and using natural gourds for their housing. He has helped me greatly with designing suitable lodging for this wonderful ... Read More

VGH PENGUIN GOURDSeedsA Charming | Etsy

***GOURD*** (Annual Decorative Veggie) "Penguin" variety 3+ seeds/pack This variety of gourd is a large gourd type with a wide array of "neck" sizes & lengths. Fun to paint or decorate. Get the kids involved in gardening; this is a fun way to start. This one's fool-proof! Indeterminate vine. ~~~LEVEL of EXPERIENCE NEEDED FOR THESE SEEDS: Beginner Experience ~~~

Gourds can be made into a variety of creations.Learn how to dry and clean gourds for crafts to use in making different diy craft projects!

Gourds can be made into a variety of creations. Learn how to dry and clean gourds for crafts to use in making different DIY craft projects!

How to layout your gourd design to create sunflower gourd (#1 in series)

This is the first in a series of step-by-step tutorials on creating a beautiful piece of gourd art. See and read here on how to make your own art.

great idea for a gourd! I wish i could find these gourds here... Maybe ill grow them next year!

great idea for a gourd! I wish i could find these gourds here... Maybe ill grow them next year!

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