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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Gourd Birdhouse Project

Olivia and I bought two beautiful gourds at a barn sale over the weekend for 1 dollar each. They were already nicely dried out and project-ready.

First, I lightly sanded them with fine grit sand paper to remove loose surface material and dirt. Then I wiped them with a soft, damp cloth and put them in the sun to dry.

Next, I drilled holes for the birdies to enter. I stuffed paper towels in the holes so that the spraypaint would not get inside.

I painted them with Krylon Indoor/Outdoor spray paint in Almond. I put on two coats and let them dry a day between coats.

Now they are ready to hang, but I want to make them a little more pretty first, so I am brainstorming on how I want them to look.


  1. What a clever idea! Great thinking -- and they are VERY cute! :)

    Thanks so much for visiting today, too! :)

  2. Neat idea! I have a few gourd birdhouses in my backyard. Hmmmm... ;)

    Thanks so much for the visit today! :)

  3. Can't wait to see them displayed! Great idea!

  4. I'm excited to see how they turn out. I may have to try this. Thanks for stopping by my blog!



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