Items Needed In This Project:
Proxxon Gourd Saw
1 Birdhouse (or bottle) gourd
Brown or Tan Ink
This gourd birdhouse was very easy to make and even a novice can do it.
These are the tools needed.
I started out by drilling a hole in the front of the gourd toward the bottom. I tried to pick a spot where the gourd started to curve under so that water wouldn't run directly into the gourd when it rained. I then shook what seeds and insides wanted to fall out right away and left the rest for the birds to use in their nest making.
The next thing I did was to use the ink on my gourd to help give it a more uniform look. I then took out my paints and painted the flowers. Once this was done I drilled two holes in the top of the gourd and put my dowel through and wired up a hanger. All done!
Except you must put several coats of sealer on the outside of the gourd to keep it from ruining your first year having it in your garden.