burning and decorating gourds

Last week my neighbor on Pippin Lane showed me how to burn and decorate gourds. It was so fun. We started with a dried gourd. You can cut off the top, cut holes in the sides, or leave it whole.

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Here is my neighbor cutting her top off.

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It was all dry and webby inside. She had to wear a mask to scrape out the inside and sand it smooth.

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Here are the scrappers. That is a technical term by the way. 😉

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Here is the burner. So fun to burn!

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Here is my gourd burned.

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We then painted them with acrylic paint. Here is mine drying upside down.

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The top…

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The side…

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What have you been up to this week?

kyrrha

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