DIY Gourd Planter

These functional gourd planters are inexpensive and easy to make.
These functional gourd planters are inexpensive and easy to make.

Who would have ever thought that gourds have other uses than just being a ‘plant’? Of course, we have heard about other fruits being used for something else – like the lemon peel used air freshener But, gourds? Really? How?

My mother-in-law loves gardening and she introduced this project to me. At first, I was wary of the idea. I didn’t think it would work. But surprisingly, it did!

Make several of these and give them away to family and friends.
Make several of these and give them away to family and friends.

Well, we have to pay tribute to their hard skin. Because of it, gourds may be used as plant-box replacements. There’s no need to purchase plant boxes anymore; instead, you may plant your seeds inside the gourds.  You may even decorate the outside, depending on your preference.

 Materials:

  • Gourd
  • Acrylic paint
  • Stain
  • Clear Acrylic Sealer

Tools:

  • Butter knife
  • Sandpaper
  • Pencil
  • Paint brushes

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Watch the video below to learn how to make a gourd planter…

 

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