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I have been playing with canteen gourds. They are wood burnt and then painted. Oh they are also vases for flowers. I have more to come in the next few days. :0) Enjoy
Penny


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Next years crop....check started
Snake gourd...check LOL
Penny


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Penny, your gourds are beautiful! What kind of paint do you use? Are these for your Christmas sales? You will sell out I'm sure!


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Morning Cookie!
They are for my sales and " thank you " I hope so! I use acrylics for 99% of my painting. I'm looking forward to making things this year but then I always get excited when painting. LOL
Penny


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Those are all beautiful. You do gorgeous work.
 
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Great job, Penny!
 
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Absolutely beautiful Penny. Wish I had your talent & gourd supply. Smile
 
Posts: 370 | Location: SteelerNation | Registered: Mar 05, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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love'em all..Penny

I didn't plant snakes this year, but i did plant eggs, bananas, sm birdhouse ones. some type of funky thing... some ghost ones... i don't know anymore..my garden is all tangle with gourd vines and flowers...white and yellows... can't wait till fall... i should have planted at least one spinner plant but don't think i did... I even have a volunteer gourd plant in my flower garden... left it!!!
Melinda
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I like your gourd vases. What work that must go into making them, with the cutting out. You do amazing work on them.
 
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my 13 yr old granddaughter planted Snake Gourds for the first time in our garden. What do we do with them? How do you preserve them? I take it we can paint on them and then what sealer would you use?

Thanks for any info...she is looking forward to making something with them and I have no clue! lol
 
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I didn't get any gourds planted this year.
It is probably just as well since we have
had a TON of rain-nearly every day in July.
Heavy rains-not just summer showers.
Gourds vines would have probably rotted.
I like the ones you have done!
 
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Thank you everyone!

Omma5 When your snake gourds are ready the vine should be completley dried up. DO NOT PICK it before this or it will rot. To cure your gourd make sure it has enough air flow around them. They need air to dry. I use old nylons to hang my snake gourds in my wood shed. Works great! When the gourd turns from green to brown and the weight goes from heavy to very light your gourds should be ready. Be patient because this can take anywhere from a few months to 6 months. ( at least it does in my area ) Depends on heat, air, ect.

I use acrylic paints and a good Urathane for indoor outdoor use and I always use water based for easy clean up. I hope this helps.

Here is a picture of the same gourd now! Enjoy

Penny


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These are beautiful!
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Wow Penny, your gourds are beautiful!


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Penmac, thank you very much for the information. My granddaughter is looking forward to having fun with them. Smile
 
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Omma5 I also wanted to add that your gourds should mold and this is a " good thing " so don't worry if you see this. To clean the gourd when they are dried you need to wash them in soap and water and just a few drops of bleach. Wear a mask just to be on the safe side because of the mold. After they are cleaned let them dry for a week or more before painting them.

Also POST a picture if you can. We love to see what you ( granddaughter ) come up with.
Penny


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Thank you so much, again. We will certainly post pictures IF we are successful. lol
 
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Those are just gorgeous!!! TFS


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Those are great! I love the hummingbird one.
 
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Your gourd creations are beautiful. Thank you for sharing all this beauty.
I saw a lady at a craft show one year who had a purse made from one of the canteen gourds. It was so pretty and I didn't really get to talk to her much but she said she made it. I have painted on a few gourds but nothing this pretty. Here is a Halloween gourd I painted for a friend

 
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Shawneegal,
I like that cute ghost gourd. Thank's for showing it.
 
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Thank you everyone! Shawneegal love your ghost pumpkin. Nice touch with the spider nose! LOl

Just thought I would post another picture of the snake gourd now. She is surely growing fast!
Penny

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