This is called a Swedish flame. Make your cuts like you're cutting cake, leave about 6 inches at the base, throw about a cap full of fuel oil in it. It burns up to two to three hours Can use olive oil instead of fuel oil :-) Any oil will burn!
Oh my gosh! h my gosh! I have these gourds! What a great project for fall/FUN! Fairy Garden Gourd-Shaped Fairy Home - I would love to try making something like this with a fake pumpkin when the fall decorations come out.