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Gourd Jack-o-lanterns! AND Gourd Ghost Pinatas!
Submitted by Pam on Wed, 09/07/2011 - 18:09
Sharing a couple new ideas I came up with for playing with gourds!
This one - my totally cool jack-o-lantern face - could also be drawn onto a fresh pumpkin! Just use sharpies and set aside a little quiet time to doodle to your heart's content.
Definitely will be decorating fresh pumpkins with doodles - they will last a LOT longer than they do when cut!
Even fresh gourds in weird shapes are good candidates! Think about it!
If you missed the post about Zentangle inspired doodle art on gourds - here it is!
Making pinatas out of gourds again! Club or Banana gourds make great ghosts!
Honestly this is the easiest ever pinata making! I put this ghost together in under 30 minutes and a minimum of mess.
I left the bottom un-covered so visitors at the Pumpkin Patch Harvest Festival could see that there really is a gourd under all that paper! But I will finish him off now and even add a long streaming tail.
And here are a few links to really great gourd growers who offer online ordering.
Northern Dipper Gourds (Canada)
And don't forget about The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island if you live in the Portland/Vancouver area. You can find a great selection of both fresh and dried gourds.
Update: I thought you might also like to see these fun "two-faced" mini punpkins!
I rather think the little pumpkins like their faces because I am adding this update 7 - yes! SEVEN -months after making them and they are still showing no signs of decay or rot!!!
And for fun - here is another doodle face you might enjoy!