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How to Clean the Inside of a Gourd



In this video from Bernadette Fox you'll learn even more about how to clean gourds. You'll discover how easy it is to clean the inside of a gourd so that you can make fabulous gourd crafts.

How to Clean the Inside of a Gourd


  • Dust mask
  • Goggles
  • Apron
  • Gloves
  • Fan
  • Keyhole saw, reciprocating saw, or rotary tool
  • Melon baller or leather scraper
  • Sand paper
  • Gourd





  1. Put on safety gear! Dust mask and goggles are a must. An apron, gloves, and an open window or fan are also good ideas.
  2. Open gourd with keyhole saw, reciprocating saw (at medium to low speed), or a rotary tool with a cutting bur.
  3. Use an old melon baller, leather scraper, or similar tool to get the seeds and large pieces of dried membrane out.
  4. Use rough sand paper to scrape out the remainder of the dried membrane.
  5. Take high grit sandpaper to smooth out the gourd. You're done!

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