Create your own Christmas ornaments and decorations with these techniques for painting gourds. Learn step-by-step to do-it-yourself with tips for selecting the right gourd to paint and the right paint and brush to use. 138 color photographs for 11 projects show ornaments, including a Lifesaver Tree, a Nutcracker King, and a Peppermint Santa. The gallery of completed projects will inspire your own ideas for holiday decorating.
Sammie Crawford, the Fairy GourdmotherTM, is a teacher, designer, author, and member of the Society of Decorative Painters and the American Gourd Society. She has been painting on gourds exclusively for fifteen years and lives in Arizona.

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