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Monday, July 2, 2012

Gourd Birdhouse and Feeder

In my last post I mentioned I had one more outside project to share with everyone. I purchased two different types of gourds at our county fair last year and it was finally time to prepare them for my birds. With a little help from my Dad with his handy tools, I used the larger gourd to make a birdhouse and I wanted to create a birdfeeder with the smaller gourd so I drew out the design and had my Dad cut out the slots for the birds to get their food. We also drilled four small holes in the bottom of both so water could drain and for the birdhouse we drilled two holes in the top so I could run wire to hang it from the tree.

Then it was time to paint and decorate my gourds. I wanted to keep the theme of my birdbath and stackable pots so I used the same paint colors and polka dots. Then I finished them off by spraying my Valspar exterior sealer. This was a fun and easy project so I will be buying more gourds when it is fair time this year.

Happy Crafting!



  1. Cute idea, Tracey! I love that you cut one of the gourds to make a feeder. :)

  2. Great craft and recycling ideas! Nice blog you have here ;)

  3. So So Cute!!! I bet you have the best yard art on the block!!

  4. These are so cute I love the blogs came by yours thtough Tip Junkie, Ilove gourds have a few this way I'll paint them have clean first ugh, hard part,lol.Thank's great Blog...

  5. This great Blog fond it through Tip Junkie..keep up great work,,Cookie in Va.


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