Thursday, June 18, 2015

Rootin' For the Home Team

 My Latest Gourd Project


Do you remember how our new puppy, SADI BEAR, chewed one of my gourds?  So, it became THIS !


Well, guess what she did again? 
Yep!  Chewed the handle right off another one.  This time though, I looked for what it could become.  Do you see what I see?

In all fairness, you may not see it unless you are from Arkansas
or a big fan of the Southeast Conference.

I cut the bottom so it would sit flat and painted the inside black.

The team color came next using leather dye.

This wine cork is a perfect solution for the snout!  I made sure to choose one from an Arkansas winery!  ;-)

A couple of wiggly eyes were glued in place.
Notice how the natural ridges in the gourd actually create an eyebrow on this side!
This is my favorite side, even though Sadi Bear broke part of it.
I feel like this project was totally home grown.  The gourd was from my garden and the wine cork was from an Arkansas winery. 
With a little leather dye and my crazy creativity, we are ready to Root for the Home Team!
Who is your favorite team?
;-)  -Marci


  1. My fave college team are the Longhorns - pro team is Cowboys.
    Super cute gourd!!

  2. Very creative! I see a sea shell, but that may be because I'm from Hawaii and the shape reminds me of a shell.

  3. Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! I am sharing your post today on MM Pinterest board. We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!

  4. Oh my, this is too funny, Marci! You are very clever! Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration.

  5. He is so cute & you've captured the color exactly! I'm not a razorback fan but it is very cool - great job!
    PS -Please check your email about the GBT Giveaway - Thanks

  6. That Sadi Bear!
    cute pig... and home team spirit!


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