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Welburn Gourd Farm is the largest supplier of quality, organic hard-shell gourds in the USA, producing over 375,000 gourds each year. We specialize in canteen and bottle (Hawaiian Ipu) varieties.

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gourd art by Pamala Redhawk
Gourd art by Pamala Redhawk

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Doug Welburn Examines Gourds from the Latest Gourd Harvest
Pictured above, Doug Welburn inspects
a gourd order awaiting shipment.
(See the Doug Welburn Memorial Page.)

3 Days Only! Save an Additional 20% On Boxes of "Standard Quality" Pear and Tear Drop Gourds!
Total Average Savings of 60%! Prices have already been discounted!

Pear and Tear Drop gourds
Pictured above, 5 Standard Quality "Pear and Tear Drop" gourds.
Limited Time Offer! Click Below to Get Your Box Today!

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With these Pre-Selected boxes of gourds, you get the quality gourds at up to 50% off Custom Order prices, and they have already been cleaned for you! Today, you'll get these boxes of gourds with an additional 20% off, for a total average savings of 60%!

Our "Standard Quality" gourds are 50% LESS than Custom Order gourds (which have a high minimum price requirement), and are an average of 30% LESS than "Premium" Quality gourds!

Gourd art by Christy Barajas
Gourd art by Reetsie Fuller
Gourd art by Christy Barajas
Gourd art by Reetsie Fuller

Both gourds shown above were created using the Pear and Tear Drop Shape gourd! Christy's horse (shown above, left) is a design from the Large Animal Portraits Stick 'n Burn Pack!

Tall Body gourds
Pictured above: Premium Quality (left) vs Standard Quality (right)

Unlike “Premium Quality” Gourds, which are top quality gourds with thick, high-quality shells, “Standard Quality” gourds are high quality gourds, but cannot qualify as Premium Quality gourds because they may have one or more flaws such as minor cracks, scarring or other shell blemishes. Such shell blemishes can be easily carved out or masked with Wood Texture and Filler.

Some Standard Gourds even have perfect, damage-free shells with their only flaw being a lopsided or asymmetrical shape, but when you put them on a gourd stand they can look just as good as the higher-priced Premium Gourds!

The "Standard Quality" box of gourds is your chance to get beautiful, thick-shelled gourds at an incredible discount!  With a little creativity and some artistic inspiration, no one will ever know the difference between a Standard Quality and Premium Quality gourd! Except your wallet of course!

Limited Quantities Available! Click Below to Get Your Box Today!
Tall Body gourds
Box Options* Start at: Just $24.31 for "Standard Quality"!
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*Because gourds are a natural product, shapes will vary from box to box. The photo is meant as a general representation of the gourds you can expect to receive.

Offer ends Thursday, 9/1/16 at midnight. Offer is not valid with any other coupons or discounts.

Create Beautiful Gourd Art
Using GourdMaster™ Ink Dyes!

"Love the dyes I bought. They look great on my gourds and went on very smoothly. The colors are so intense, too...Thank goodness you offer them." -Marlene Record

Ink Dyes
Get the best value when you purchase the Ink Dye Pro-Pack (shown above), which comes with all 30 colors, plus 20 Fine Tip Applicators,
an 80-pack of cotton rounds, instructional DVD and DVD "Gourd Vase with Flower Design"! Normally $239.62, Just $169.95! (You save 29%!)
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Everyone is talking about GourdMaster™ Ink Dyes! GourdMaster™ Ink Dyes are the most popular coloring agent on gourds because they are fade-resistant, streak free, semi-transparent, water based, non-toxic, and come in 30 incredible colors!

Art by Christy Barajas
Gourd art by Christy Barajas

GourdMaster™ Ink Dyes are formulated to provide rich, vibrant colors that look great on your gourds.

They go on smooth with no streaking or mess, and blend together beautifully as shown in the fall leaf picture left by Christy Barajas!

Ink Dyes can even be removed if you make a mistake. Just use GourdMaster™ Formula 49 with a piece of felt or a cotton swab and Ink Dye removes like magic! 

Ink Dyes give you a gorgeous translucent effect and are fun and easy to work with.
Plus they are extremely concentrated and a little goes a long way! Just one bottle can cover over 100 gourds that are 5"-6" in diameter!

 Ink Dye can be applied with a piece of felt or by using the specially designed Ink Dye Applicator Cube. Ink Dye Applicator CubeNot only does the Applicator Cube (shown right) enable you to apply your color smoothly with no dripping or running, it has a fine, soft surface that will not scratch or create streaks on your gourd.

Plus you avoid wasting your ink Dye on rags, which only soak up your product and waste it, because the Applicator Cube can be sealed and stored for later use.

See how to apply Ink Dye to gourds, how to blend your colors, what to do when you have a dry gourd shell, and more in this information-packed video tutorial "Working With GourdMaster™ Ink Dyes" (get it for free when you purchase a 10-Color pack or the Pro-pack!)


Save BIG When You Order GourdMaster Ink Dyes in Kits!
(Valued at $70.98) Just $54.95! That's a 23% savings!

Basic Ink Dye 10-Pack! The Ink Dye Kits includes:
-Ten 1/2 oz. bottles of ink dye
-20 Fine Tip Applicators
-An 80-pack of Cotton Rounds
-DVD "Working with GourdMaster Ink Dyes"

There are 3 different Ink Dye kits to choose from when you order GourdMaster™ Ink Dyes: Basic Colors, Warm Colors, and Cool Colors. Look at the colors in each pack below!

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Basic Colors Pack
The "Basic Colors Pack" comes with the 10 Ink Dyes shown above, 20 Fine Tip Applicators, an
80-Pack of Cotton Rounds, and the DVD "Working With GourdMaster™ Ink Dyes"! Reg. $73.08, Just $54.95!

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Warm Colors Pack
The "Warm Colors Pack" comes with the 10 Ink Dyes shown above, 20 Fine Tip Applicators, an
80-Pack of Cotton Rounds,
and the DVD "Working With GourdMaster™ Ink Dyes"! Reg. $73.08, Just $54.95!
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Cool Colors Pack
The "Cool Colors Pack" comes with the 10 Ink Dyes shown above, 20 Fine Tip Applicators, an
80-Pack of Cotton Rounds,
and the DVD "Working With GourdMaster™ Ink Dyes"! Reg. $73.08, Just $54.95!
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For the avid gourder the Ink Dye Value Pro Pack is the way to go! You get all 30 new colors, plus 20 Fine Tip Applicators, an 80-pack of cotton rounds, instructional DVD and DVD "Gourd Vase with Flower Design".

Plus you'll get the Storage Case with Bottle Caddy so you can easily keep your colors organized whether you're on the go, or in your workshop! All of this is normally $239.62, now Just $169.95!

Ink Dyes
The Ink Dye Pro Pack includes:
-All 30 Colors of Ink Dye, 1/2 oz. bottles
-20 Fine Tip Applicators (reusable)
-Pack of 80 Cotton Rounds
-DVD, "Working with GourdMaster™ Ink Dyes"
-DVD, "Gourd Vase with Flower Design"
Plus FREE Storage Case with Bottle Caddy
Was $239.62Now Just $169.95!
Best Deal! Save 29%!

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The NEW "Multiples: Southwest Animal Motifs"
Stick 'n Burn Pack is
Selling Fast!

Pictured above is the NEW Multiples: Southwest Animal Motifs Stick 'n Burn Pack!
Each page comes with a duplicate page, for a total of 8 pages for just $12.95!

Gourd art by Diane Springer
Gourd art by Krystal Garrido
Gourd art by Diane Springer.
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Gourd art by Krystal Garrido

Pictured above left, gourd art by Diane Springer. The horse design is from the NEW Multiples: Southwest Animal Motifs Stick 'n Burn Pack. All colors used are from the New Transparent Acrylic Colors 10-Pack!

Pictured above right, gourd art by Krystal Garrido. The gecko design is from the NEW Multiples: Southwest Animal Motifs pack. The matte black background is done with black Gourd Paint. The colorful dots are from the "Southwest Set" of Metallic Inks featuring the colors Sparkle White, Aqua Shimmer, Gecko Green, Bright Gold and Christmas Red.

Click below to order your NEW
Multiples: Southwest Animal Motifs Sick 'n Burn Pack!

Limited Quantities Available!

Get the Ultimate Protection When Carving AND Woodburning with Your "Half-Size" Respirator and NEW "Deluxe Woodburning" Filters!
Limited Quantities Available! Order Your Set of Filters Today!

Pictured above, left, the New Deluxe Woodburning Filters. These filters are made with carbon that purify the air from smoke before it enters your lungs. They are designed to attach to your Half-Size Respirator (above, right).

Click below to order your set of "Deluxe Woodburning Filters"!
Limited quantities available!

Watch the Video Below to See Why the "Half-Size" Respirator
is the Best Mask to Wear When Working on Gourds!

In the video above, you'll see why the Half-Size Respirator is one of the
safest masks
to wear whenworking on gourds, and how to easily change out your
"Particle" and "Deluxe Woodburning" Filters!

Protect your lungs when you are cleaning, carving, and woodburning on your gourds with the Half-Size Respirator! Built for comfort and efficiency, the Half-Size Respirator is the safest mask to wear when working on gourds. The respirator comes with Particle Filters already included, but now you can get the "Deluxe Woodburning" Filters to protect your lungs from gourd dust and smoke!

Just use the NEW Deluxe Woodburning Filters that easily attach to your Half-Size Respirator! These unique filters are not included with the Half Size Respirator, but can be purchased separatley.

The outside of the "Deluxe Woodburning Filters" have the same pleated paper as Particle Filters. But if you look at the inside, you will notice it is black, (shown left). The black filter is made of carbon, which absorbs smoke, mold spores, and other particles as the air enters your mask, giving you clean air to breathe while you are woodburning on your gourd. It's like having a Woodburning Buddy attached to your face!

Please Note: a Woodburning Buddy (pictured right) is still advised to use when you are Woodburning in an enclosed area to purify the air in the room. The filter for the mask is designed to purify the air in the direct path of the artist.

Click below to order your set of
"Deluxe Woodburning" Filters Today!
Limited quantities available!

New 10-Pack of Transparent Acrylics Have Arrived and are Ready to Ship! Order Your Pack Today!

Transparent Acrylics
10 New 1/2 Ounce Colors Reg. $56.20, Just $49.95!
The 10-Packs Have Arrived and Are Ready to Ship!

Take a Look at the 10 New Transparent Acrylic Colors Below!

Gourd Art by Krystal Garrido
Gourd art by Krystal Garrido

Gourd art by Kelsey Nelson
Gourd art by Christy Barajas
Gourd art by Kelsey Nelson
Gourd art by Christy Barajas

"I have used various inks including leather dyes, GourdMaster™ inks and the newer Transparent Acrylics are the BEST! I love the way they flow over the gourd skin, dye evenly, and blend well without having overlapping lines and smears." 

"I also love the way they are able to blend with other products on the line and can be diluted or made like a watercolor wash with their sister product Formula 49. If you have not tried them you're missing out!"-Debbie Guzman

How do Transparent Acrylics Compare to Ink Dyes?

GourdMaster™ Transparent Acrylics have the same, beautiful semi-transparent quality as GourdMaster™ Ink Dyes, but because they are made using pigment rather than dye as the main carrier of color, they appear more bold and vibrant.

Unlike a dye, the pigments act to "block" some of the background color of the gourd, making the pigment colors stand out more. With Transparent Acrylics you get the rich colors and workability you might find in an acrylic paint, combined with the wonderful, semi-transparent look of an Ink Dye. It's like having the best of both worlds! 

Wipe them on with felt just like you would Ink Dye for a more transparent look, or apply them with a paint brush or even a sponge applicator to really 'build up' the color. They are also easily applied to smaller areas using a Microbrush or a Fine Tip Applicator

NEW Transparent Acrylic 10-Color Packs
Are Ready to Ship! Click the button below to order!

Have You Planned Your Trip to the Farm?
Get 50% Off Gourds Purchased at the Farm!
Sale Starts Saturday, September 3rd!

If you come to the farm in person you can save 50% on all gourds* September 3rd through September 17th. For directions to the farm, click here.

Gourds take a full year to grow, and are harvested in March and April. Many of the gourds are brought in and put on the racks for shoppers at the farm, but with over 60 acres in cultivation, many of the gourds get stock piled at the edge of the fields, and accessed throughout the year for custom orders and Pre-Boxed Gourds.

Happy Customers!
Pictured above, customers enjoy selecting gourds at Welburn Gourd Farm in Fallbrook, CA.

In order to make this Labor Day Sale the best ever, we brought in new gourds from our stock piles to give you the best selection possible!

The racks are absolutely overflowing with fabulous gourds, so come on down and check out the incredible new selection!

Gourd racks
Pictured above, recently restocked gourd racks at the farm!

Sale at the Farm Starts Saturday, September 3rd!

Farm Open to the Public:
Monday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Sundays

Get directions to the farm here!

*50% off is on gourds in the racks only and excludes pre-boxed gourds, custom order gourds,
and kits sold at the farm. Not valid with any other offers or coupons.

Nominate Your Favorite Gourd Artist to be
featured in the NEW Weekly "Gourd Gallery"
Section of Our Newsletter!

Want to see your favorite gourd artists featured in our email newsletter? Send us your nominations!

The article will showcase their beautiful gourd art, as well as give other readers an oppurtunity to learn about them and their passion for gourd art!

Pictured above, left, Bill Colligen and his gourd collection. Above, right, one of his latest art pieces!

Please include the following in your nomination:

Your Name
Name of the artist your are nominating
Website address of the artist you are nominating

Send us your nominations! Email us at with who you would like to see!

Create Beautiful Filigree and Fancy Cuts Using the GourdMaster™ Fili-Point Burr!
Reg. $13.49, Just $11.95!

No Coupon Required, the Price has Already Been Reduced!

NEW Fili-Point Burr"The [Fili-Point] burr is awesome! The cutting action is powerful and so smooth, like cutting through butter, so it leaves a clean edge - this means less sanding for me (always a good thing!).  From tiny filigree holes to larger cut-outs, this burr easily does it all!"

"I love that I can just plunge it right into the gourd and it doesn't grab. Because of it's size it fits into tiny corners, so I can cut really intricate shapes."  

- Mary Gehley
(the lovely art piece with red flower, shown in the video below was made by Mary Gehley!)

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Pictured above, gourd art by Christy Barajas featuring
smooth filigree done using the Fili-Point Burr.

Watch the Video Below to See Special
Tips and Tricks On How to Use and Clean Your Fili-Point Burr!

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Click on the video above to see the Fili-Point Burr in Action!

Testimonial by Gloria Crane

Watch the Video Below to See the Amazing Fili-Point Burr in Action!

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Click on the video above to see the Fili-Point Burr in Action!

We named this burr the"Fili-Point" burr because it is designed specifically for creating micro-filigree and large filigree. It is also strong enough to cut through Welburn's famous thick shelled gourds, so you can make intricate cuts, and your own gourd cut-outs!

The Fili-Point burr has a grit coarse enough to cut through thick shells with ease, yet fine enough to leave a nice, smooth finish on the cut line!

The Fili-Point burr is the most popular burr sold by Welburn Gourd Farm. Click on the button below to get your Fili-Point Burr today!

Supplies Limited, Get Your Fili-Point Burr Today!
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Gourd Art Classes

Welburn Gourd Farm Classes on DVD

See our complete collection of gourd classes on DVD! Each class on DVD
contains complete step-by-step instruction so you can easily follow along at your own pace!
See our Entire Collection of Gourd Classes on DVD

Free Training
The Beginner's Guide to Gourd Crafting Free e-Book Download

FREE e-Book! An $11.95 Value!
The Beginner's Guide to Gourd Crafting:
How to Select, Cut, Clean, Stain, Wood burn, Paint, Weave, and Decorate Gourds

This book is the best place to start if you're new to the "gourd world." It's filled with practical information that will make the process of getting started with gourds effortless.

Simply click the link below to download and read this e-book now!

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Published by: Welburn Gourd Farm, Inc.

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Welburn Gourd Farm, Inc.
40635 De Luz Road
Fallbrook, CA 92028

Phone: 1-760-728-4271