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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

  • Masking tape

  • Wood-burning tool with a needle tip


  1. Print the number in any font and size. Cut out, and tape to a large dried gourd (available from florists).

  2. Fit a wood-burning tool with a needle tip, and pierce evenly spaced holes into the gourd's skin, outlining the digits.

  3. Add other decorative touches around the number with pencil; pierce again.

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