Mini Vases, Pre-Cut And Craft-Ready


Mini Vases average 3-5 inches wide and 3.75-8 inches tall. Please see size chart below to see which size is the right one for your gourd project!

Box of 9 Large Mini Vases (5" in diameter, 6"-8" Tall)*
Box of 9 Medium Mini Vases (4" in diameter, 4.5"-6" Tall )*
Box of 9 Small Mini Vases (3" in diameter, 3.75"-5.5" Tall)*

*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

*Diameter is measured straight across at the widest point.

These Craft-Ready Mini Vases are the perfect size for small projects and gifts and can be used for everything from pencil holders to flower vases! Perfect for DIY gifts!

Each Mini Vase is completely cleaned inside and out, and sanded on the bottom to make it stand flat. The rim is also cut straight and sanded for a smooth, even look.All of the hard work is done for you so all you have to do is the fun part of designing and coloring. It's the perfect solution for quick and easy gourd gifts or class projects!

Gourd Mini Vase with Filigree and Hibiscus Flower!

Create a beautiful Mini Vases with Filigree Waves like the one shown here by Kelsey Nelson. Dont care for Tropical Designs or flowers? Not a problem! You can apply these same techniques wih any pattern you wish! Just follow the instructions below!

Gourd art by Kelsey Nelson

Instructions:

  1. Grab a Mini Vase (this is a 4 inch Mini Vase).
  2. Center the hibiscus flower from the "Tropical Designs" Stick 'n Burn pack on your vase.
  3. Woodburn the design on your gourd.
  4. Remove the Stick 'n Burn and condition the shell with Formula 49. This will also remove any residue left from the Stick 'n Burn.
  5. Color the flower using Goldenrod and Barn Red Transparent Acrylics.
  6. Color the leaf using Bright Green and Leaf Transparent Acrylics.
  7. Seal your gourd with your favorite sealer!
  8. Draw a wave through the design starting at the top right, down to the bottom left. Make the wave however wide you want the carved area with filigree to be.
  9. Use a small engraving burr like the Dremel 106 or 107 to carve around the design and the outside lines of the wave.
  10. Carve away the skin inside the wave using a carbide burr, like a Saburr Tooth Flame burr.
  11. Sand the carved area with the GourdMaster Finishing Burrs and do final touch ups using a fine grit sand paper.
  12. Create Filigree holes using the GourdMaster Fili-Point Burr!
  13. Remove any excess dust with a paint brush and you are done!

Materials

4 inch Gourd Mini Vase

Tropical Designs
Stick 'n Burn Pack

Razertip Spear Shaped Woodburning Pen

Formula 49

Goldenrod
Transparent Acrylic

Barn Red
Transparent Acrylic

Bright Green Transparent Acrylic

Leaf
Transparent Acrylic

Dremel 106 Engraving Burr

Dremel 107 Engraving Burr

GourdMaster Finishing Burrs

GourdMaster Fili-Point Burr

Gourd art by Christy Barajas

Gourd art by Christy Barajas

Gourd art by Christy Barajas

Gourd art by Christy Barajas

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

Mini Vases, Pre-Cut and Craft-Ready