Pre-Boxed Clean Apple Gourds
These fun, 5" to 7" diameter*, square-shaped gourds actually grow looking just like an apple! Paint them red, add a leaf design, and you have a perfect, ever-lasting home accent, like the art pieces shown below!. Apple gourds have a shell that is more dense than most gourds, which means they are extremely durable, plus they will polish to a higher sheen.
*Please note: Gourds will be bigger than the indicated range because of how we price them. For example, a gourd that passes THROUGH the 7-inch ring on our sizing board is priced as a 6-inch gourd, even though it could be as big as 6.9 inches. Watch our Gourds 101 video to see how we price our gourds
Pre-Boxed Apple gourds come clean so you can get right to the fun of crafting your gourds when you open the box!
They are sold in a box of 7.
Watch "How to Attach a Replacment Gourd Stem" Below!
Sometimes you might get a gourd that doesn't have a stem, but you can fix that by simply attaching a replacement gourd stem! Just watch the video below to see how easy it is!
Gourd art by Kelsey Nelson
Gourd art by Kelsey Nelson
Although most of the Apple gourds have golden-brown shells, a few may have shells that are darker than in previous years, but you can still make them into stunning art pieces! See here Kelsey colored this dark apple gourd (left) with Deep Red Ink Dye (right).
Apple Gourds are dense, which means the shell is harder than others, so make sure you use your Fili-Point burr gently!
The art piece was then accented with a Beech Leaf cut-out and colored with Forest Green Transparent Acrylic.
Pictured above is a festive lidded Apple Gourd bowl by Kelsey Nelson. The cut was made with the Mini Super Jigsaw, and the leaves were woodburned using designs from the Multiples: Oak and Maple Leaves Stick 'n Burn pack. The leaves were colored with Classic Yellow, Classic Green and Deep Orange GourdMaster™ Ink Dyes.
Gourds are sized by their diameter, which is the widest point of the gourd straight across.
Most of the "Pre-Boxed Clean Gourds" are sorted by the following sizes:
Shown above, Gourd Sizing Board
Large Size: Approx. 9"-10.9" in Diameter*
Medium Size: Approx. 7"-8.9" in Diameter*
Small Size: Approx. 5"-6.9" in Diameter*
Mixed Sizes: Approx. 5"-10.9" in Diameter*
Please see the size references in the photos below!
*Please note: Gourds will be bigger than the size shown on the sizing board because there is a range from one size hole to the next. For example, a gourd that sits on the 9-inch ring and passes through the 10-inch ring on our sizing board is priced as a 9-inch gourd, even though it could be as big as 9.9 inches. Watch our Gourds 101 video to see how we price our gourds.
Shown above, Small Pear Gourds
Shown above, Medium Pear Gourds
Shown above, Large Pear Gourds