Asked on Sep 9, 2018

How do I create something great with these gourds?



I want something colorful and weatherproof, please.

8 answers
  • Peggy L Burnette
    Peggy L Burnette
    on Sep 9, 2018

    Hi Theresa, this is Peggy. We grew gourds one year, how fun. We cut a 1.5 inch hole in the lower part, added a small stick for the birds to set hollowed it out and painted it (looked like a bird house) . We used them for decorations and they were beautiful. have fun with them.

  • Barb brown
    Barb brown
    on Sep 9, 2018

    Here is a great website that I use to learn how to do different styles and there are printable designs. I plan to make mine into birdhouses.

  • Joy32826333
    on Sep 9, 2018

    Paint them with a spray outdoor paint. Apply a spray outdoor sealer to protect your. I would prime them before painting to prevent bleed thru. After the primer use metallic fall colors, tie ribbon or raffia around their 'necks'. I painted a cement turtle using this method. He, happily lives on the deck and I bring him for winters. Hope this helps

  • Christy Vachon
    Christy Vachon
    on Sep 9, 2018

    I liked staining them with ink....It's bright but you can see the gourd through it because it's transparent. Then I spray them with a clear spray.

  • Brad Mildern
    Brad Mildern
    on Sep 9, 2018

    Bird feeders or just art but the best Ive seen is a viking ship that a local craft person makes. So cool. He even makes the little shields all down the sides and the sails too.

  • Theresa
    on Sep 14, 2018

    These are at a craftsman level FAR beyond my level of expertise!!! They are extremely beautiful and awesomely creative. My hat goes off to you!

  • B_R16257911
    on Sep 14, 2018


  • Homeroad
    on Sep 22, 2018

    Spray paint them! They will look gorgeous with a coat of orange glossy spray paint!

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