Doug Welburn Examines Gourds from the Latest Gourd Harvest
Pictured above, Doug Welburn inspects
a gourd order awaiting shipment.

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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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Welburn Gourd FarmThere's Still Time to Save Over 50%
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You're going to LOVE this FUN, NEW box of gourds! Each box is completely different and includes an eclectic variety of gourd shapes, which means the box contents will be a surprise when it arrives!

Since many of these gourds do not qualify as our premium quality gourds because of slight imperfections, we decided to offer them to you at a HUGE discount!

You Save Over $75.00!
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Although not considered 'premium' quality, the gourds in this box are all very nice with extremely thick shells, plus they arrive cleaned and ready to craft!

And keep in mind, shell imperfections are often the perfect vehicle to inspire great ideas in your gourd art! Pictured below, this canteen gourd had a mark in the shell so the artist burned into it and created a "bullet hole" where the mark was. She liked the look so much she added several more!

Unbelievable!!  I ordered my Surprise Me! gourd box on Tuesday morning, and I received it by mid-afternoon on Wednesday!  I've never had such service from any vendor before!  And, not only was this the fastest shipping possible, but all the gourds are going to be fun to craft, with a nice variety of shapes and sizes.  The minor blemishes, if there are any, are of little concern. …I also love the Stick 'n Burn Western Designs.  Can't wait to get started--thank you! - Teri H., Leona Valley, CA

Gourd Art by Jennifer Post

Shown above, gourd art by Jennifer Post. All the designs on this piece, including the 'rope' circle around the top, are from the NEW "Western Designs" Stick n Burn pack, yours FREE with purchase of the 'Surprise Me!' Gourd Box!

When you order the 'Surprise Me!' Gourd Box, you get to select from either a FREE bottle of Formula 49 Shell Conditioner or the NEW "Western Designs" Stick n Burn Pack shown below!

Southwest Pack of Stick 'n Burn
Above, NEW "Western Designs" Stick n' Burn Design Transfer Sheets
This Stick n' Burn Pack is ONLY available in this special offer!

Art by Jenifer PostOften times gourd artists will crack or damage a gourd on purpose to achieve a certain look.

Artist, Jennifer Post, wanted the 2 cracks at the top of her gourd, pictured left, to add a rugged look to her Western-themed piece.

The tooled leather and bronco images are taken from the "Western Designs" Stick n Burn pack.

Gourd art by Christy BarajasPictured right, gourd with 'tooled leather' sash by Christy Barajas, featuring a design from the "Western Designs" Stick n Burn pack.

For the 'tooled leather' look, the artists used techniques from the DVD, "Carved Gourd Pot with Hand-Tooled Leather Look and Textured Patina."





Gourd Art by Christie Barajas

Pictured left, gourd art with horseshoe design, by Christy Barajas, accented with silver stud embellishments and one turquoise stud in the center.

And, yes, you guessed it...the designs she used are from the "Western Designs" Stick n Burn pack, FREE with purchase of the 'Surprise Me!' Gourd Box!


The Surprise Me! Gourd Box includes a fabulous
selection of 12 beautiful, cleaned gourds including:

Welburn Gourd Farm2 large gourds, 9-10 inch diameter (surprise shapes)
Welburn Gourd Farm 6 medium gourds, 7-8 inch diameter (surprise shapes)
Welburn Gourd Farm 4 small gourds, 4-5 inch diameter (surprise shapes)
Welburn Gourd FarmPlus Your Choice of a FREE Gift: NEW "Western Designs" Stick n Burn or a 2oz bottle of GourdMaster™ Formula 49 shell conditioner (Formula 49 also works great for removing Ink Dye from unwanted areas!

Surprise Me Gourd BoxOr purchase 2 boxes and get both FREE Gifts!

1 'Surprise Me!' Gourd Box: $145.00 Just $69.95!
2 'Surprise Me!' Gourd Boxes: $290.00 Just $139.90!

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Note: Because the gourds in our 'Surprise Me!' Gourd Box are not premium quality gourds, they may have some minor shell blemishes. If you need premium quality gourds, please see the selections on our web site.

*Free shipping is for continental U.S. only and excludes Alaska and Hawaii. Free gifts are only while supplies last. Cannot be combined with other offers.


News and Events

Congratulations to the Winners of the
Gourd Pitcher Contest!

First Place Winner
Leann Cooke

331 Votes!
Wins a $50 Welburn Gourd Farm Gift certificate

Gourd Art by Leann Cooke

Second Place Winner
Susan Sweder

301 Votes!
Wins a $50 Welburn Gourd Farm Gift certificate

Gourd Art by Susan Sweder

Third Place Winner
Kacy Campbell

195 Votes!
Wins a $50 Welburn Gourd Farm Gift certificate

Gourd Art by Kacy Campbell

Thank you to everybody who submitted their gourd art for this contest! Your work is an inspiration to thousands of other gourd art enthusiasts around the world. And thank you to everybody who took the time to pick their favorite pieces! All of our artists greatly appreciate your votes!

Look for an announcement of our next gourd art contest coming soon!

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"I received the…applicator holders in a recent purchase… I absolutely love them. It makes it so much easier to hold…no cramping of hands. So easy to hold and love the way they feel. Thanks for making it easier. I definitely recommend them to anyone." -Beth Knight, Chesapeake, VA

Fine Tip ApplicatorEasy Grip Holder for Fine Tip ApplicatorPhoto at left, holding the brush without a holder can cause hands to tire and cramp. At right, the Easy Grip Holder makes it easy and comfortable to do your detailed design work!

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Simply insert the designated applicator into the holder and start painting. It's that easy!Applicator Holders

“I used the [Easy-Grip Applicator] holders today to apply stain to an intricate project and I love them. I am 52 years old and I do not have arthritis however holding the tiny micro applicators and even small paint brushes causes cramps in my hands after a couple of hours. …I will use [the Easy Grip Holders] frequently!" -Cindy Knight

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Gourd Art design ideas
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!

Great Gift Ideas

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Welburn Gourd Farm Gift Card

The perfect gift for the person who loves gourds! Gift certificates are available in the following amounts: $25, $50, $75, and $100. Now your favorite gourd lover can get exactly what they want to help celebrate!

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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

Gourd Art Classes at the Farm
Upcoming Multi-Day Class
Gourd Art by OLive Moore 2-Day Class: Cattails and Dragonfly
with Olive Moore
October 24th & 25th
9:00-3:30 & 9:00-12:00

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Upcoming Full Day Gourd Art Classes

Come and spend a day at the Farm and learn from some of the best gourd art instructors. Not only will get to create beautiful gourd art, you'll also get to make new friends!

Cacti Skeleton Vase Cacti Skeleton Vase
with Sue Brogdon
Thursday August 21st, 2014

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Sue Brogdon A Contemporary Canteen
with Sue Brogdon
Friday August 22nd, 2014

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Sue Brogdon Lidded Vessels
with Sue Brogdon
Saturday August 23rd, 2014
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Gourd art by Rosario Wilke Fancy Copper Rosette
with Rosario Wilke
August 30, 2014

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Upcoming Half-Day Gourd Art Class
Gourd Art by Dianne Connelly Torrey Pine Needle Weaving
with Dianne Connelly
August 16th, 2014
10:00 - 2:30

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Upcoming Introductory Gourd Art Class

New Class Coming Soon!

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40635 De Luz Road
Fallbrook, CA 92028

Phone: 1-760-728-4271