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How to Clean Gourds for Crafts

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Drying out gourds and learning how to clean gourds are two essential things to learn before you begin crafting with gourds. Watch this informative video tutorial from Bernadette Fox on how to prepare your gourds for crafts, and you'll be well on your way to making gorgeous things from recycled gourds!

Cleaning Gourds

Materials:

  • A bucket or tub
  • A metal scouring pad
  • A large absorbent rag
  • Weights
  • Rubber gloves
  • Plastic Apron
  • Rack for drying

Video:

 

 

Instructions:

  1. Fill bucket with warm water.
     
  2. Put dirty gourd(s) in water.
     
  3. Soak towel with water and cover gourd with it.
     
  4. Weight down the gourd with weights.
     
  5. Let gourd soak for several hours.
     
  6. Remove weight and towel and begin cleaning gourd with scouring pad.
     
  7. Place gourd on rack to dry completely.
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