Gourd Door Stopper

by Libby Jennison



This is something I pulled form a Martha Stewart magazine.  Just something to get a little crafty when you’re stuck inside.  : )

Tools and Materials

  • 5- to 7-inch-diameter dried gourd
  • Cordless power drill
  • 1 3/8-inch Forstner drill bit, by Diablo
  • Funnel
  • Scoop
  • Play sand or aquarium sand
  • Size 18 cork (9/16 inch to 1 1/2 inches)
  1. Hold the gourd steady by clamping it into a vise or to a tabletop. Once it’s secure, drill a hole through the bottom of the gourd.
  2. Shake out any dried seeds or membrane, and discard.
  3. Using funnel and scoop, fill gourd with sand. Plug the hole with the cork.