Making a Birdhouse with a Gourd!

July 29, 2011


The project is really fast, and takes apx. 5-10 minutes, depending on how well the gourd cleans out.

First – you need a dry gourd.  The more sizes and shapes you have, the better!

Then, draw a circle where you want the opening to be.

_DSC1186Use your Dremel 4000 or other rotary tool to open up the hole


Clean out the insides of the gourd – We used a hanger and other misc. items that fit inside to scrape the junk out.

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Drill a few smaller holes into the bottom of the gourd to help keep it dry.

_DSC1207Drill the holes in the top for the wire to string through


String the Wire






  1. Jessica W says:

    I love this gourd birdhouse. I think this would be a perfect fall craft with my daughter.

  2. How cool is that! I agree a great fall craft as soon as I borrow a Dremmel and a drill lol I’m sure one of my son’s have one. Maybe I’ll let them do the crafty part and I’ll just keep the end result – sounds good to me!
    Gladys P

  3. Cool project! I assume you bought the gourd? This would make a cool gift too. I wonder if permanent paint/outdoor paint would work on it, I bet my girls would love to make one!

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