Due to the cancelation of our Spring Create Your Own at Home event, we are releasing a special Create Your Own at Home kit so that you can enjoy the experience from the safety and comfort of your own home! We have created kits from our previously made Create Your Own parts to make the process as easy as we can for you and your family to have fun and hopefully brighten your day. You can read our blog post written by our owner, Ben Bear, about our craft kits during Covid-19 social distancing below:Read about our kits in our blog
We recommend starting by painting or dyeing your Create Your Own at Home gourd craft kit before assembling your parts and accessories. Gourds are not picky about the type of paint that you use, but make sure to follow the paint instructions for the type of paint that you are using (on the paint container). Once your parts are fully dry you can move on to assembly. Glue your pieces together, and assemble your gourd. You can seal your gourd with Polycrylic for a nice sheen and longevity. We have provided links below on purchasing any supplies that you may need if you are unsure of what to use.
The wonderful thing about crafting with gourds is that they are very similar to wood in terms of crafting. You can use any type of paint that you may have from acrylic, oil, and even house paint that you have lying around! Just make sure to follow the instructions that come with your paint for drying and curing time.
We use leather dyes for a lot of our gourd designs. Any type of leather dye would also work, but you must use a sealer such as polyurethane if you choose to dye your gourds. We apply our dyes with a standard paintbrush, but you can be creative and try any technique that you would like.