They were made into bowls, water jugs, containers, musical instruments and etc.
It takes at least six months to grow and six months to dry a hardshell gourd.
It is indeed a fascinating inedible vegetable.
In this instructable, I would like to use this natural, sustainable material to make a bag.
I hope you like my creation.
Step 1: Preparing the Gourd
Scrub any dirt and the outer skin clean with a kitchen scrubber.
Sketch your design.
Cut the gourd with a jigsaw.
Remove the seeds and pulp.
Sand the inside smooth.
Step 2: Painting
Apply three coats of lacquer or more on the gourd surface. Choose from Satin, semi gloss, or high gloss.
Apply coating on the inside, too. One coat should be sufficient for the inside.
Step 3: Drilling
Step 4: Stringing
Insert Manila rope through the 1/4" holes and make knotts as shown.