Gourd Galore





Introduction: Gourd Galore

Gourds...The pumpkins ugly cousin. There's not much you can do with them...well you could put fedoras on them...So why not? All you will need is some simple materials to make these adorable gourds.

Step 1: What Will You Need?

  • A Gourd
  • Foam Board
  • A Knife
  • Hot Glue Gun

Step 2: The Top

Take a strip of foam board and remove one side of paper from the board. Then make slits in the strip (without cutting all the way through). Roll it up and glue it.

Step 3: The Base

Cut a circle out of foam board and remove the paper on one side. Bend the circle into a "U". Next glue the top to the base.

Step 4: Finishing Touches

Cut a circle the size of the inner circle of the top. Glue it into the top of the hat.

Finally a use for gourds. Feel free to comment!



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Questions & Answers


Just by chance I met this group while surfing on the Internet...

I have lived in US and returned to Turkey a few years ago. After my return , I have been in search of what to do and finally decided making gourd lamps.

First, it was just a hobby but making gourd lamps turned to a pofessionality in time and today I am a gourd lamp producer and exporter.

If you would like to have an idea about my works please visit following links. Starting from gourd lamp beads to table lamp bases, you can find some materials used for making gourd lamps.

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Thank you,

Thanks for sharing this with me! I think what you do is really cool!

You'te welcome...
The reason why I shared this;
I know many people who had problems especially with supplying gourd beads with no hole and I wanted to introduce myself to these people.
We, as ANTALYA KABAKEV─░ (ANTALYA GOURD HOUSE) are an official and registered supplier.
Hope , this information will be helpful to many people...

Eee gourds with top hats! They look so victorian, I love it! Thanks for sharing!