162 clear color photos and lively instructions teach readers to create imaginative and colorful Christmas ornaments made from hard-shelled, miniature gourds. The designs include birdhouses, snowmen, angels, tree balls, double tree balls, tree toppers, and wall hangings. Step-by-step instructions proceed from initial gourd cleaning to final painting, wood burning, and the installation of hangers. Simple tools are required to complete the projects. Advice for growing gourds and a gallery of finished ornaments are provided to fire the reader's imagination to create beautiful handcrafted objects.Mohr, Angela is the author of 'Making Gourd Ornaments', published 2007 under ISBN 9780764327162 and ISBN 076432716X.