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.)

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gourd art by Pamala Redhawk
Gourd art by Pamala Redhawk

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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.

Introducing the NEW "Horses" Stick 'n Burn Pack!
Supplies Limited, Order Today!

Gourd art by Christy Barajas

The NEW Horses Stick 'n Burn pack includes images of beautiful horses in different sizes, perfect for a wide variety of gourd shapes and sizes!

Pictured left is a stunning 7 inch gourd cut into a vase by Christy Barajas.

She woodburned a horse image from the NEW Horses Stick 'n Burn pack for the focal point of the art piece.

She framed the horse using two Sheridan style flowers from the Classic Leather Tooling and Basket Weave Stick 'n Burn pack!

In this brand NEW pack, you will get incredible images including action shots, still poses, head close-ups and other gorgeous glamour shots!

This pack contains images with everything from the horses galloping and trotting, to grazing in a meadow. You're sure to find the perfect image for your gourd!

This NEW Stick 'n Burn pack gives you 6 pages total, 3 sheets of original design (2 copies of each)!

There are duplicate images facing opposite directions giving you even more design possibilities, and the multiple size options make it easy to match it with a variety of different sized gourds!


NEW! Horses Stick 'n Burn
The NEW Horses Stick 'n Burn pack comes with 6 pages total;
3 sheets of original designs (2 copies of each)!

Gourd art by Kelsey Nelson

Pictured right is a gourd Mini Vase by Kelsey Nelson. She used one of the many images of a horse's face from the NEW Horses Stick 'n Burn pack.

She framed the horse by drawing her own rope design, inspired from the Western Designs Stick 'n Burn pack. She woodburned finer detail to the horse's hair after she removed the Stick 'n Burn, then colored the piece with GourdMaster Ink Dyes and sealed it using GourdMaster Protecting Wax!

Get your hands on the NEW
Horses Stick 'n Burn
pack today!

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New Video! Watch FREE for a Few Days Only!

In this video you'll discover:
Gourd art by Christy Barajas

-How to use multiple colors on your flowers
-A simple trick to make your flowers look realistic
-Getting your pattern woodburned the quick and easy way
-Using wood filler to cover shell blemishes
-An easy way to hang your gourd birdhouse
-And much more!

Pictured above, gourd birdhouse by Christy Barajas; see how Christy turned a
Standard Quality Bottle Gourd into this eye-catching birdhouse! Watch the video below!


Watch FREE for a few days only!
NEW Video! "Blue Floral Gourd Birdhouse!"
Watch FREE for a few days only!
Watch FREE for a few days only!
Easy to follow, step-by-step instruction for creating beautiful flowers!

This video is FREE to watch for a few days only!
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Gourd art by Christy BarajasSpring is in full swing and the birds are on their way home! A birdhouse made specially by you is the perfect "welcome home" gift! They are pretty to look at, and the chirping birds will give your garden life and bring music to your ears!

Pictured left is a beautiful birdhouse with a hummingbird, by Christy Barajas. This shimmering hummingbird was woodburned using a hummingbird from our Stick 'n Burn pack, "Birds". She colored the hummingbird by mixing Pigment Powders with Transparent Acrylics.

The birdhouses below are made with designs from the Stick 'n Burn pack, "Designs for Birdhouses", by Christy Barajas. This pack features 4 different pages that incorporate a variety of birds, flowers, adorable lady bugs, snails, and even caterpillars! You’ll love making your own gourd birdhouses using the fun images in this Stick 'n Burn pack!

Gourd art by Christy Barajas
Pictured above, gourd birdhouses by Christy Barajas; all designs are from the
"Designs for Birdhouses" Stick 'n Burn pack.

Stick 'n Burn: Designs for Birdhouses
Pictured above, Stick 'n Burn pack, "Designs for Birdhouses"

Take a look at these beautiful birdhouses by Mary Gehley below for extra inspiration!

Gourd art by Mary Gehley

Watch the video, "Blue Floral Gourd Birdhouse" to learn how to
turn a gourd into the ultimate birdhouse!
FREE for a few days only!

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Standard Gourds Now Available!
Now you can get Standard Quality Gourds CLEANED and
40%-60% cheaper than Premium Quality Gourds!

Now you can get Standard Quality Gourds CLEANED and 40%-60% cheaper than Premium Quality Gourds!

Unlike Premium Quality gourds, Standard Quality gourds have issues like a lopsided shape or shell blemishes, with a Gourd Stand or a little Wood Texture and Filler and some artistic inspiration they can be made into beautiful art pieces!
Standard Clean Gourd

The "Standard Clean Gourds" Box is your chance to get beautiful, thick-shelled gourds at an incredible discount!

"I just got my 5 bottle gourds (a day early too) and wanted to tell you how happy I am with them....they're always good but you've exceeded my expectations. Thanks much"
- Virginia Falcone

Pictured above is a Standard Clean Quality Gourd. As you can see, the gourd has some scarring and two large cracks. This is common in Standard Quality Gourds.

Instead of tossing the gourd, Christy removed the cracks by carving out a fancy-cut rim!

Gourd art by Christy Barajas
If you look at the picture to the right, you can see that the cracks have been carved out, removing them completely and adding a more intricate look to the art piece!

She turned this gourd that would have normally been thrown away, into a gorgeous vase!

"I love the new low-priced gourds!! ...the Welburn 'standard quality' gourds are better than other farms' high-quality ones!" - Jan Bollings, CT

 




Gourd art by Christy Barajas

Pictured above, Standard Quality gourd, before and after!

Standard Clean Gourds Are Available in the Following Shapes

Standard Clean Canteen Gourds
Box of 5 Standard Cleaned Canteen Gourds
$70.01 Just $29.95!

Standard Clean Bottle Gourds
Box of 5 Standard Cleaned Bottle Gourds
$70.01 Just $29.95!

Standard Clean Mixed Shape Gourds
Box of 5 Standard Cleaned Mixed Shape Gourds
$70.01 Just $29.95!

Save 40%-60% on single-box purchases of Standard Quality Gourds,
plus they are now available CLEANED! Supplies are limited so order now!
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There are Still Boxes of People Gourds Left!
Order Today and Save Over 25%!

A hybrid of the chili gourd or banana gourd, these larger "People Gourds" are so-named because they are so popular for making figurines and sculptures!

Gourd art by Gloria Crane

Their tall canvas makes them ideal for vertical designs, like the art piece pictured at left with butterflies and filigree carving, by Gloria Crane.

They also work perfect for making small vases, like the "heart-vine" vase by Dianne Connelly, pictured right.

People gourds have a slight point at the bottom, so you will want to use a stand or sand them on a belt sander to get them to sit flat.

For the heart design vase shown right, Dianne Connelly sanded it down with a belt sander and then glued it to a base.

Gourd art by Diane Connelly

For Gloria Crane's butterfly piece, she made a base out of the neck of a bottle gourd. If you need to glue a base on, be sure to grab some Gourd Glue before you check out!

Gourd art by Pamala Redhawk
Gourd art by Laura Welburn
Art by Pamala Redhawk

Gourd art by Pamala Redhawk; The mini pots were made using Ornament Gourds!

 

Gourd art by Laura Welburn;
She used Transparent Acrylics in Pure White, Canary, and Aquamarine along with Deep Orange Ink Dye.
Gourd art by Pamala Redhawk; The leaves were colored using GourdMaster™ Ink Dyes!


People Gourds
Pictured above is a box of 6 Tall People Gourds

Size
Quantity
Dimensions
Regular Price
Sale Price!
Short
Box of 9
2"-3" wide,
7"-9" tall

$47.40

$34.95
Medium
Box of 7
2"-3" wide,
10"-12" tall
$38.20
$34.95
Tall
Box of 6
2"-3" wide,
12"-14" tall
$41.10
$34.95
Short & Wide
Box of 6
3"-4" wide,
9"-10"
$41.10
$34.95

These gourds are VERY popular and will not
be available long! Hurry and get yours today!

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*Gourds will vary. Photo is meant as a general example only
and does not represent the exact shapes you will receive.

You Asked, We Listened!
NEW "Leather Tooling" Stick 'n Burn Designs!

Gourd art by Gloria CraneIf you have purchased Gloria Crane's 'Tooled Leather' DVD, you have already discovered great techniques to create a tooled leather look on your gourds. Due to popular demand, we have created a brand NEW Stick 'N Burn pack with more leather tooled designs!

The original Stick 'n Burn "Leather Tooling Designs" pack was designed by Gloria Crane in conjunction with the art piece in her 'Tooled Leather' DVD.

This new Stick 'n Burn pack features 3 pages of new designs (2 pages of each for a total of 6 pages in each pack). It also has different sized designs so you can use them on a variety of gourd sizes and shapes!

Pictured above right is Gloria Crane's gorgeous carved pot with leather tooling and patina finish.

Stick 'n Burn "Classic Leather Tooling and Basket Weave" Pack
Classic Leather Tooling and Basket Weave Stick 'n Burn

Tall Vase by Christy BarajasThis amazing new pack includes traditional tooled leather designs, such as Sheridan-style flowers, leaves, and rope, and also 2 sizes of fun basket weave designs!

("Sheridan style" designs, sometimes called "Traditional Western Style", includes the familiar scrolls, western roses and leaves brought to North America by the Spanish).

Pictured left is a Tall Vase by Christy Barajas, featuring the basket weave and Sheridan style flower from the new Stick 'n Burn pack, "Classic Leather Tooling and Basket Weave".

Pictured below right is a fun Mini Vase gourd by Christy Barajas, featuring a cute heart design accented with the basket weave from the new Stick 'n Burn pack, "Classic Leather Tooling and Basket Weave".

Mini Vase by Christy BarajasBe sure to watch the video, "Woodburning a Faux Basket Weave on Gourds" to see how Christy was able to use the 3 square basket weave patterns in the NEW Stick n Burn pack to fill in her non-square "heart-shaped" design!

(Hint: When you follow Christy's easy instruction, you can do this inside any design shape!)

 

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New Video!
"Woodburning a Faux Basket Weave on Gourds"

Watch FREE for a few days only!

In this short video you will discover easy ways to create a beautiful basket weave pattern on your gourd using the NEW Stick 'n Burn, "Classic Leather Tooling and Basket Weave"!

Watch FREE for a few days only!

In this short video you'll discover:
-Easy ways to create a beautiful basket weave pattern
-How to make your basket weave design fit inside any shape, such as a heart, circle, diamond, etc.
-The right and wrong pens to use for shading
-Special techniques to create a realistic basket weave look

-And much more!

This video is FREE to watch for a few days only!

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"Thanks so much. I love that you give tutorials on how to use the products. 
That is why I like ordering from Welburn!" - Debbie Bowles

Materials list for the project in this video includes items such as:
Pre-Cut, Craft Ready Mini Vase
NEW Stick n' Burn: Classic Leather Tooling and Basket Weave
NEW Razertip Writing Pen
Razertip SK Burner

View the Entire Materials List Here!

There Are Still a Few Boxes of Mini Vases
Available at a Discounted Price!
Regularly $39.09, Just $29.31!
Limited quantities available, order your vases today!
No coupon required, just use the link below.

Straight-Cut Mini VaseThese 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 Mothers' Day gifts!

Now you can get a Box of 6 for a great low price! Regularly $39.09, now just $29.31!

 

 

Three Styles Of Mini Vases To Choose From!

Flare Cut

Angle Cut
Straight Cut
Flared Cut Angle Cut Straight Cut

Mini Vases average 4-6 inches wide and 5-8 inches high. Each Mini Vase is completely clean inside and out and sanded on the bottom to make it stand. The rim is also sanded for a smooth, even look.

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Flare-Cut Mini Vase
Pictured above is a before and after shot of an art piece from a Flared-Cut Mini Vase, by
Christy Barajas. She used her Gourd Master™ Pro Carver II and carved the rim to look like flower petals (see second photo below)

Pictured above left, angle-cut mini vase before and after.
Pictured above right, flared-cut mini vase before and after.

Look at what our customers have made with their Mini Vases!

Testimonial by Paula Kelly Cairn

Gourt Art by Paula Kelly Cairn

Pictured above, a wonderful collection of mini vases by Paula Kelly Cairn.

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For a Limited Time,
Save Up to 63% On Select Items!

Now while supplies last, you can save BIG on our popular "Standard Quality" gourds. Standard quality gourds can have things like shell imperfections and a lop-sided shape, but they average 50% less than "premium quality" gourds! Now during this sale you can get up to 63% off this already reduced price!

This "Standard Quality" Gourd (below left) was turned into this AMAZING art piece!

Gourd art by Christy Barajas

Gourd art by Christy Barajas

Pear and Teardrop Standard Gourds
Standard Mixed Shaped Gourds
Standard Tall Body Gourds

Standard Pear and Tear Drop Gourds (not cleaned)

Box Options Start at:
Just $21.34! (Reg. $52.08)

Save as much as 59%

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Standard Mixed Shape Gourds (not cleaned)

Box Options Start at:
Just $17.28! (Reg. $35.91)

Save as much as 59%

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Standard Tall-Body Gourds
(not cleaned)

Box Options Start at:
Just $19.63! (Reg. $43.18)

Save as much as 58%

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What Will You Create with a Bottle Gourd?

Cleaned Bottle Gourd Cleaned Bottle Gourd
Leave bottle gourd whole for birdhouses or
cut it to make a pot like those shown below.

The art pieces below were made
using the bottom portion of a bottle gourd!

Gourd at by Gloria Crane
Gourd art by Christy Barajas
Gourd Art by Gloria Crane
Gourd Art by Christy Barajas
Gourd art by Christy Barajas
Gourd Art by Christy Barajas
Gourd Art by Christy Barajas
Gourd Art by Christy Barajas
Gourd art by Christy Barajas
Gourd art by Dianne Connelly
Gourd Art by Christy Barajas
Gourd Art by Dianne Connelly

The hummingbird pot and ginkgo leaf pot shown above were
made using the Stick 'n Burn Multiples: Variety Pack (Shown below)
:

Stick 'n Burn Design Multiples
To see our full selection of Stick 'n Burn Design Transfer Sheets, Click Here.

Premium Quality Bottle Gourds
Standard Quality Bottle Gourds
Premium Quality Bottle Gourds
Standard Bottle Gourds

Our Premium Quality Bottle Gourds by the Box you save an average of 30% off Custom Order prices!

Premium Quality Cleaned Bottle Gourds
Prices From $33.92 to $78.02 per box

 

Get Standard Quality Gourds CLEANED and save an average of 72% off Custom Order prices! (These are 40% to 60% cheaper than Premium Quality gourds!)

Box of 5 Standard CLEAN Mixed Size Standard Quality Bottle Gourds
Your Price: $29.95

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NEW Product!
Box of Practice Gourds and Pieces!

Cleaned and Ready to Use!

Box of Practice Gourds and Pieces
Reg. $27.00, Just $19.95 (plus $5.95 flat rate shipping*)!
Note: Photo is meant as a guideline and does not represent the exact gourds and pieces you will receive.

Gourd Art by Gloria CraneDo you have a new idea or technique you want to try? Would you like to practice fine-tuning your woodburning or carving skills?

The NEW Box of Practice Gourds and Pieces is your solution!

Why run the risk of ruining your perfect gourds when you can experiment on inexpensive practice gourds instead!

Use them for cutting out pieces to attach to other projects, trying new products and techniques, and more! Plus they arrive CLEANED and ready to use!

The Box of Practice Gourds and Pieces is also great for making lids for gourd Ginger Jars like Gloria Crane teaches in her DVD, "Butterfly Gourd Ginger Jar with Fitted Lid."

Gourd Art by Gloria CraneTo create this project Gloria uses the top part of a bottle gourd and cuts it in a specific place (more instructions included in the DVD) to use for the lid.

The Box of Practice Gourds and Pieces includes 1 or more of these "bottle tops," which saves you from having to buy a separate box of Bottle Gourds just to complete the project!

Now you can get a GIANT box of practice gourds and pieces at a low, low price, plus get flat rate shipping!*

Regularly $27.00, Just $19.95
plus $5.95 flat rate shipping!
*


 

We have a LIMITED QUANTITY of the Practice Gourds and Pieces Box, so order now!

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* Flat rate shipping valid for the lower 48 states only. Excludes, Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico,
and international destinations (call our office for discounted shipping rates to these locations).

New and Improved Transparent Pigment Powders!
Regularly $29.95, Just $24.95!

Due to popular demand, we brought back Transparent Pigment Powders AND we've improved them!

The colors are now more vibrant, and they mix even better with the full line of GourdMaster Products, including; Ink Dyes, Transparent Acrylics, Gourd Varnish, Formula 49, and more!

And now for a limited time you can get them at a very special price!

Gourd Art by Gloria Crane

Pictured above, gourd art by Gloria Crane featuring Transparent Pigment Powders for the dragonfly wings. Notice in the close-up on the right how the cattails show through the wings due to the transparent effect of the powders.

Dragon Fly by Gloria Crane

Shown above, Gloria Crane shows the left side of the dragonfly wings painted using Transparent Pigment Powder mixed with Gourdmaster™ Gourd Varnish. You can see as the image turns away from the light (shown left) it looks transparent, and when it turns towards the light (shown right) it catches the color, similar to a real wing.

In addition to applying Transparent Pigment Powders wet by mixing them with Gourd Varnish, Formula 49, or Gel Glaze, they can also be applied dry using Heat Activated Glue.

Gourd art by Gloria Crane

Shown above, dragonfly art piece with carved cattails and metal leaf, by Gloria Crane.
The dragonfly wings were created using the new Transparent Pigment Powders.

Heat Activated glue comes in Clear and Black. Use Black to create an opaque look with your Transparent Pigment Powders. which will make the colors look bolder, as seen above in the multi-colored dragonfly wings by Gloria Crane.

GourdMaster Transparent Pigment Powders

GourdMaster™ Transparent Pigment Powder Set:
Regularly $29.95, Just $24.95!
(7 colors include Shimmer Red, Shimmer Gold, Shimmer Green,
Shimmer Copper, Shimmer Blue, Shimmer Silver, and Shimmer Violet)

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No Coupon Required! Discount has already been applied!

Save $20.00 on Gloria Crane's
Canteen Oil Lamp 2-DVD Set!
Limited Quantities Available!
(No coupon required. Price has already been reduced!)

Choose from Standard Definition DVD or High Definition Blu-Ray!

Choose from standard DVD or Blu-Ray

Join acclaimed Gourd Artist, Gloria Crane, as she shows you step by step how to create both of these beautiful Oil Lamps using Canteen Gourds! (A Canteen Gourd is so named because their shape so closely resembles a canteen for carrying water).

DVD includes FREE downloadable project patterns
and a complete materials list, too!

Limited Quantities Available!
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Gourd Art design ideas
Gourd Art by Christy Barajas
Gourd Oil Lamp with Pink Flowers,
by Christy Barajas

Fun and Easy Gourd Projects!

Create this beautiful gourd using a Craft-Ready Gourd Oil Lamp and the "Flower Designs" pack of pre-printed Stick 'n Burn!

If you're new to gourds, be sure to get see the "All About Gourds" video tutorial series, which includes great tips on how to do the metal leafing and the carving technique shown in this art piece!

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

Gourd Art Classes at the Farm
Gourd art by Gloria Crane Almost Sold Out!

Navajo Sunset

with Gloria Crane
May 23rd, 2015
9:00am - 3:30pm

Click here for details
Gourd art by Rosario Wilke

Almost Sold Out!

Blooming Calla Lilies
with Rosario Wilke
May 29th & 30th, 2015
9:00am - 3:30pm

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Gourd art by Gloria Crane

 

Majestic Peacock
with Gloria Crane
June 13th, 2015
9:00am - 3:30pm 
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Gourd art by Sue Brogdon Ammonite Gourds
with Sue Brogdon
July 15th & 16th, 2015
9:00am - 3:30pm
Click here for details
Gourd art by Sue Brogdon Creating Negative Space
with Sue Brogdon
July 17th, 2015
9:00am - 3:30pm

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

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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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