Canteen Oil Lamps, Pre-Cut And Craft-Ready


Watch the Video Below for Great Canteen Gourd Oil Lamp Ideas!

Light up your home a with one-of-a-kind decoration! With these Craft-Ready Oil Lamps, you don't have to worry about having tools to cut a hole in the gourd or sand the bottom of the gourd. All you need to do is decorate your gourd and pop in the included Oil Lamp Insert!

These Canteen Oil Lamps are sold in boxes of 6 gourds that range in size from 5"-6" in diameter.* Each oil lamp gourd is created using a Canteen gourd, which are great for oil lamps because they grow very symmetrically!

Canteen gourds also have very thick shells, which makes them perfect for completing the canteen gourd oil lamp project in Gloria Crane's DVD, "Canteen Gourd Oil Lamps with Distressed Metal Leafing"!

*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.

*Please note: Due to shipping regulations, oil lamp Inserts do not come with lamp oil. Lamp oil is available at hardware stores, craft and hobby shops, and department stores.

To purchase Oil Lamp Inserts individually, click here!

Click on the videos below to see how to create these amazing projects with a Canteen Oil Lamp!

Above: Gourd art (front and side view) by Gloria Crane. Learn how to do this project in the DVD "Canteen Gourd Oil Lamps with Distressed Metal Leafing"!

Gourd art by Christy Barajas

Above: Gourd art by Christy Barajas

Above: Gourd art by Kelsey Nelson

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

Canteen Oil Lamps, Pre-Cut and Craft-Ready


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