Quick & Easy Gourd Crafts

Quick & Easy Gourd Crafts

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New in Paper With a simple gourd, it's easy to make an astonishing variety of bowls, boxes, baskets, pitchers, and dippers, as well as musical instruments and toys. Choose from the many inviting shapes, from the kettle to the canteen, the bushel basket to the snake. Carve, burn, wax, varnish, and color them with paints, dyes, oils, and markers to work their smooth, three-dimensional surfaces. Basic, time-tested techniques for making practical works of art show you how to grow, dry, and clean them, or where to buy gourds readymade for projects such as a child's elephant pull toy, planters, lamps, and birdhouses. q[A] collection of uncomplicated, step-by-step projects for...large gourds, which are fun to work with and readily available...a good selection.q--Library JournalSupplies: Apple gourd with short stem, 4- 1/2aquot; to 5aquot; high, 6aquot; in diameter Additional piece of gourd for leaf 1 additional gourd stem ... Using the pattern provided, cut a circle template from cardboard. 2. ... If end of gourd does not fit hole, use the craft knife to enlarge the hole or trim the end of stem with the craft knife until it fits. 7.

Title:Quick & Easy Gourd Crafts
Author:Mickey Baskett
Publisher:Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. - 2005-08-01


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