How to Clean Gourds for Crafts

How to Clean Gourds for Crafts

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Drying out gourds and learning how to clean gourds are two essential things to learn before you begin crafting with gourds. Watch this informative video tutorial from Bernadette Fox on how to prepare your gourds for crafts, and you'll be well on your way to making gorgeous things from recycled gourds!

Cleaning Gourds


  • A bucket or tub
  • A metal scouring pad
  • A large absorbent rag
  • Weights
  • Rubber gloves
  • Plastic Apron
  • Rack for drying





  1. Fill bucket with warm water.
  2. Put dirty gourd(s) in water.
  3. Soak towel with water and cover gourd with it.
  4. Weight down the gourd with weights.
  5. Let gourd soak for several hours.
  6. Remove weight and towel and begin cleaning gourd with scouring pad.
  7. Place gourd on rack to dry completely.

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Wow really. Did anyone think like me that you just cut the gourd and make your project? I am so glad I came across his video so I can learn the proper way to dry and then clean them off before you use for the craft. I have always wanted to make some bird houses because I think they are neat but did not know how to start and buying them already done are very expensive. This is a very well done video. Thanks.


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