Gourds by Number
For a functional entryway decoration, emblazon a gourd with your house number.
Photography: Ellie Miller
Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2007
Large dried gourd, available from florists
Wood-burning tool with a needle tip
Print the number in any font and size. Cut out, and tape to a large dried gourd (available from florists).
Fit a wood-burning tool with a needle tip, and pierce evenly spaced holes into the gourd's skin, outlining the digits.
Add other decorative touches around the number with pencil; pierce again.