Create a stunning array of bowls, birdhouses, and ornaments. A gallery of 16 color photographs provides ideas for your own creations. Chip-carving on Gourds is a gentle, relaxing handcraft that any beginner or seasoned gourd crafter can learn and enjoy. Step-by-step instructions, along with 176 color photographs, show how to chip and chisel a gourd into a decorative piece for the house or outside. Best of all, only basic, simple tools are needed; no electric cords, no noise, no dust.
What a cute birdhouse! Created using two gourds, a roof cut from the top of a round gourd, and an apple gourd for the base. Stained to look like and acorn, sealed with polyurethane for outdoor use. Birds love gourds for nesting!