Besides being easy to grow, gourds have lovely, sexy shapes just aching to be turned into lamps.
Martha tells us that doing so is a snap with standard lamp kits. Besides that, here's what we'll need to make one:
- a gourd with a flat bottom
- a keyhole saw
- gravel or sand
- glue gun and hot glue
- a standard wooden lamp base, which she says is available at hardware stores OR a piece of wood to fit underneath the gourd to act as a base
- felt pads