WHAT ARE GOURDS?
Over the years I have heard this question so many times. If you are curious about gourds, a brief explanation is: gourds are a natural grown plant, that is planted in the spring, grows all summer to develop into beautiful "fruit" that is left on the vine at the end of the growing season and will harden over the fall and winter months. After this time the fruit will appear to rot, get moldy and dry to a lighter weight. Now it can be cut from the vines, moved to a storage location and left to completely dry until spring of the next year, and then the dirt and mold is washed away from the outer surface. What remains is a beautiful, hard shelled gourd that can be used for crafts, vessels, musical instruments or whatever you can imagine. If taken care of, Gourds will last for many years if stored properly. A lot of hard work and some help from mother nature, goes into creating a gourd. Requires a year to produce. This is what makes them so special!
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Clean Dried Gourds for Sale
Are you looking for a gourd supplier? We have craft ready, first-quality gourds for sale, delivered direct to you. Every naturally unique gourd lends its character to your project; our Amish Gourd difference yields the minimum of nature's blemishes, warts, tiny holes, and grooves.
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|1||Banana GourdBanana Gourds are great for crafting. You can make birds, dolls, and whatever your imagination can dream of. They measure 1-1/4" to 1-7/8" diameter at the widest point and range from 5-1/2" to 9-1/2" long. Some are smaller and nice for ornaments or animal ears. Let us know if you want a particular size in the notes section in the shopping cart. Quantity Price Breaks!|
|2||Cannonball GourdRound gourd with hard, smooth shell. Nice for burning or carving. Many purposes for this 5" - 6" diameter gourd.|
|3||Canteen Gourd (7" - 8" diameter) mediumCanteen gourds are a favorite for crafting. They have so many uses including dishes, bowls and purses. A nice smooth surface, color will vary from light to dark blonde.|
|4||Canteen Gourd (8" - 9" diameter) largeCanteen gourds are a favorite for crafting. They have so many uses including bowls and purses. Color will vary from light blonde to dark blonde.|
|5||Chickasaw Boguemulti purpose hard shelled gourd. Perfect for a variety of crafts, birdhouses, hanging planters and much more. Nice smooth shell, beatiful mottling. Sizes range from 6" diameter to 9" diameter, to purchase options. Length ranges from 11" up to 15" long. Each gourd sold separately, and as with any gourd, no two are exactly the same.|
|6||Chinese Bottle Gourd (4" - 6" diameter) - SmallThese small bottle gourds are nice for making people figures, snowmen, dolls, etc.|
|7||Chinese Bottle Gourd (6" - 7-1/2" diameter) mediumChinese Bottle Gourds are one of the most popular gourds for crafting. They are commonly used for birdhouses, snowmen, people and animal figures. And of course, a bottle! Many have a curved neck for making shekere. 6" - 7-1/2" diameter at widest point, 6" - 8" tall.|
|8||Chinese Bottle Gourd (7.5" - 9" diameter) largeChinese Bottle Gourds are one of the most popular gourds for crafting. They are commonly used for birdhouses, snowmen, people and animal figures. 7.5" - 9" diameter at widest point, 8" - 10" tall Limited quantity
|9||Chinese Mini-Bottle Gourd (1-3/4"-2-3/4" diameter) miniSizes range from 1-1/2" - 3" dia., 2-1/2" - 4" tall. Size and shape will vary. Let us know if you need a particular size. Great for easter bunny, snowmen, painted people, etc. They make nice ornaments because they are so light. Not all stand, let us know if they must stand.|
|10||Copper Canyon Canteen GourdThe Copper Canyon Canteen Gourd is a very round, symmetrical gourd that comes to a point at the stem. The shells are very hard and dense. All have intricate mottling like the one shown here. Size range is 6-1/2" to 8" in diameter, and their height is about 1 inch taller than their diameter (not including the stem). These make excellent bowls and planters.|
|11||Crown of Thorns GourdsThese lovely ornamental gourds are unique and very hard to find. Perfect for arrangements, wreaths and other craft projects. Limited quantity.|
|12||Egg GourdsSizes 1-1/2" - 2" dia, 2" - 3" in length. Nice smooth, firm shells. Stock up now for your craft projects!
Quantity Price breaks available
|13||Goose Gourd (7"-9" body dia)Large gourds 7" - 9" circumference, body area. Many uses, including birdhouse, planters and of course, painting as a goose, or swan.
|14||Gourd Bowl (3 sizes avail.)Gourd Bowls cut and cleaned inside and out. Ready for your personal touch. Great for pyrography, painting and carving. Most of the work has been done except for some light sanding. Sold individually. Price shown is for 7" bowl. Depth of bowls vary. currently out of 9" diameter
7" - 9+" diameter bowl
|15||Gourd cup/bowl (4"-5" dia)This small 4" - 5" diameter gourd makes a perfect cup (matte) or trinket bowl. Cleaned out and ready to finish. 3" - 4" deep|
|16||Gourd Ornament-4 packThe perfect solution for the busy crafter. No need to prepare, clean, cut or shop for special parts. These gourds make perfect ornaments. You get 4 gourds, sizes perfect for ornaments and come complete with the hanging hardware. Decorate any way you like, add a ribbon and hang. It is that simple. Each 4 pack contains 1 round (1-1/2" x 1-1/2" plus or minus), 1 egg gourd(avg. size 1-1/2" x 2-1/2") one banana gourd (aprox 1-1/4" x 4"+ long) and one mini bottle. Discount priced, a perfect time to buy your gourds for Christmas ornaments.|
|17||Jewelry Gourd-Starter box (25)Great for making ornaments, necklaces or jewelry. Gourds are washed and ready to craft. Size 1" - 1-1/2" diameter. 25 gourds in box. Variety of sizes
|18||Jewelry Gourds (Sennari) Bottle StyleThese little jewels range in size from 1" in diameter to about 2" in diameter and they are about 2" to 3" tall. They are so cute, you'll want a bunch. Great for making ornaments, earrings, necklaces and other jewelry. Nice smooth shell and very hard|
|19||Long Curly Dipper GourdVery versatile gourd, long handled dipper gourds have a ball diameter ranging from 4-1/2" - 6" in diameter. Display with flowers, candles, incorporate into a beautiful centerpiece or just use alone.|
|20||Long Handled Dipper Gourd (5"-7" dia ball)A great gourd for many purposes, nice smooth blonde shell. Handle length range 12" - 15" long, ball size 5" - 7" diameter. Make nice birdhouses. Price shown is for individual gourd.|
|21||Maranka GourdMaranka gourds, washed and ready to craft. Nice hard shell, use for dippers, birdhouses, planters and more.|
|22||Martin (kettle) Gourd (10" -diameter)Nice large gourd, 10" diameter at widest point. Kettle style gourd|
|23||Martin (kettle) Gourd (6"- 8" diameter) mediumKettle gourd, 6" - 8" diameter, washed and ready to craft. Great for birdhouses, bowls, nice surface for painting|
|24||Martin (kettle) Gourd (8"- 9" diameter) largeThe perfect all purpose gourd, great for birdhouses, baskets, bowls, good surface for carving as well as painting|
|25||Milk Bottle Gourd (3" - 5" diameter) smallSmaller in size, 3" - 4" diameter x 6" - 8" tall. Nice for making cups, small wren houses and more.|
|26||Milk Bottle Gourd (5" - 7" diameter) mediumThese gourds have a very large, somewhat flat area for painting which makes them a favorite for crafting.|
|27||Milk Bottle Gourd (8" - 9" diameter) largeLarge smooth surface for painting, burning or carving. 11"-13" tall, 8" - 9" diameter. Limited quantity|
|28||Penguin GourdWashed and ready to craft penguin gourds are used for more than just making penguins. Nice smooth surface. Diameter 3" - 4", 8" - 12" tall. Limited quantities.|
|29||Purple Martin Gourds - 4 packMake your own Purple Martin Houses, craft ready 8" - 9" diameter.|
|30||Rattle gourd w/handleThis gourd has a really hard shell, perfect for rattles. Sizes are 5" - 7" in length, ball size varies between 2-1/2" - 3" dia. Limited quantity available.|
|31||Short Dipper Gourd (4"-6" ball, 8"-12" long)Use to make rattles, clubs, water dippers and more. Rattle shaped gourd. Great for many different crafts. Short dippers have bulbs that range from 4" - 6" in diameter and handles that range from 8" - 12" in length.
|32||Small Dipper GourdNew for 2016, these dippers are limited in quantity. Ball Size 3" - 4", length is 11" - 14" long. Nice hard, smooth shell.|
|33||Snake GourdThe snake gourd is a well known variety, can be used for making rain sticks, gourd lamps, and more. Get creative. Every gourd has a unique shape and length.|
|34||Spinner GourdsOur jewelry spinners have smooth, hard shells, not paper thin. Great for making jewelry, ornaments, necklaces, puppets,etc. Quantity Price Breaks. Approximately 1"- 1-1/2" in diameter QUANTITY DISCOUNTS! Fast shipping,|
|35||Spoon GourdThis little gourd gets its name because in it shaped like a spoon. Sizes are from 2" to 2-1/2" in diameter and from 4" to 5" in length. A good ornamental gourd. Quantity price breaks.|
|36||Tobacco Box - (7"-8" diameter) mediumWonderful for bowls with lids. Color may vary from light blonde to dark blonde. Most have a very thick shell.|
|37||Tobacco Box - (8" - 9" diameter) largeThe tobacco box gourd is great for pyrography, carving and painting. These gourds make nice bowls with lids.|
|38||Warty GourdThis is a very hard shelled gourd, runs aprox. 5" to 6" in diameter and about the same in height. Most have stems. Some have more warts than others. These gourds are washed and ready to craft. A very attractive decorative gourd, stained and sealed they are just lovely!|
|Really Big GourdsThis page is devoted to very large, one of a kind, washed gourds.|
American Flag Gourd BirdhouseShow your patriotism with this American Flag bird house.. Pretty and practical, the birds will love it too! Sealed for outdoor use. 1-1/2" entrance hole
|Daisy Gourd BirdhouseA new addition to our line of hand painted gourd birdhouses. White daises with blue accents. Gourd size 7" - 8" diameter, 1-1/2" entrance hole. Finished for outdoor use.|
|Rattle gourd w/handleThis gourd has a really hard shell, perfect for rattles. Sizes are 5" - 7" in length, ball size varies between 2-1/2" - 3" dia. Limited quantity available.|
|Fiebing's Leather DyeFiebings Leather Dye, 4 fl. oz.|
|Penguin GourdWashed and ready to craft penguin gourds are used for more than just making penguins. Nice smooth surface. Diameter 3" - 4", 8" - 12" tall. Limited quantities.|
|Purple Martin House - 2" entrance holeAn excellent home for purple martins, an affordable choice for those not interested in nest checks. 9"-10" gourd, painted white, with hanging cord or wire.|
|Box of 4 lg. (7"-8") Martin (Kettle) Gourd-WashedThis box contains 4 large (8" - 9" diameter) Martin Gourds. Ready to Craft! Nice for bowls or birdhouses, smooth surface to carve, save money on the box price.|
|Spinner GourdsOur jewelry spinners have smooth, hard shells, not paper thin. Great for making jewelry, ornaments, necklaces, puppets,etc. Quantity Price Breaks. Approximately 1"- 1-1/2" in diameter QUANTITY DISCOUNTS! Fast shipping,|
|3/32" Veiner, U-Shaped Carving Tool - 6" PalmThis tool makes fine u-shaped cuts. Great for making thin lines around a gourd. Ergonomic handle has flat spot on bottom for secure grip and control.|
|Light Base Made with recycled materialsThis 2-1/2" base is great for making luminaries or just stabilizing gourds that don't sit flat. Easy to install, paintable surface. Light cord and bulb not included. Wholesale/quantity price listed. Price shown is for one base.|
|Mini Jigsaw KitSame great kit as the P27501, but without the case|