Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Gourd Birdhouses

Patty at Attic Full of Clutter had a giveaway for 3 of her home grown gourds and I am so excited because I won them!

Today in the mail I received them, aren't they just gorgeous?

I love making birdhouses out of gourds. If you are artistic you can paint anything you want on them




If you can't draw you can either leave them alone or paint them any color



This is one I drilled a hole by using a hole attachment to my drill

Then I painted it yellow and speckled it black. I also drilled a tiny hole and glued a wooden dowel as a perch. I then drilled 2 holes in the top and hung it with wire




This is one that the perch is made out of a twig branch

This one does not have a perch or hole, I installed it on a bamboo stick and just stuck it in the yard. It really looks cute just sitting there especially during the fall & winter months. It sits about 4 feet tall. I like to leave the long stem on them, it gives them character!

This one has large holes on each side with wooden perches and is made into a feeder. You put bird seed inside and the birds sit on the perches and eat



I again want to thank Patty at Attic Full of Clutter for sending me these beautiful gourds. Be sure to check out her blog at Attic Full of Clutter or visit her webpage where she sells these beautiful gourds at my.atticfullofclutter.com She grows lovely gourds and sells them at great prices too!

I am off to my craft room to paint these new gourds!

18 comments:

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

OH yea~ Ann ,

so glad they arrived and you are pleased..
I just Love the yellow speckled birdhouse you made~ TOO cute(:)

big hugs, Patty

Donna Lynn said...

Hi Dear Friend,
I am back in blogland, with a new blog, hope all is well with you and your having a wonderful summer!

Missed you!
XO,
Donna Lynn

Linda said...

Congrats on your win. You have such clever ideas, I love the way you've created such neat things from gourds. I especially like the yellow one with the black speckles. Hugs, Linda

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi,
Your creations with the gourds are awesome! I especially love the green one with black specks!
Have a great day,
diane

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Congrats! Do you have to let them dry out before you drill them? Or are they ready to drill and paint when you get them? I love your birdhouses!!
Penny

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

I love gourd birdhouses.So...I planted a gourd birdhouse vine in my garden.Bad bad mistake it took over ,it was wrapping its self around every thing.So sadly I pulled it up. Maybe next year i can plant one some where else.
I love the Birdhouses you painted they are really cute.
Best Wishes
Brenda:)

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Anne! You did a beautiful job on those!! I love the one that looks like a pear! You are so talented!!

Hugs,
Amy

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

They are gorgeous!!
You did a wonderful job of painting them I love the yellow.One looks just like a pear its so cute!
Isin't Patty a sweetheart!!
Diane

cindee said...

I love your gourd birdhhouses. I have two sitting and waiting for me to do something with. I love how you painted them to look like a pear. I have a pear tree actually two. I should do that and hang them in there(-: Thanks for sharing(-:

Barb said...

What a great job you did with the gourds. Very creative.

Have a lovely weekend.
Barb

Kim said...

My daughter was looking at the different blogs and came across yours, we love it. My daughter is a pink kinda of girl. Loved all the crafty things and the flowers beautiful.
Would it be ok if we put you on our blog links?
Thanks

Katherinellen said...

Love those gourd birdhouse...It is so cute. Congratulation! Hope you are doing well... :) Smiles Have a great day!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Oh lucky you ~ I tried to grow some this year and my vines didn't make it very far. I can hardly wait to try again next year. I love how you used them.

Smiles,
Lea

Jon said...

I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog and I was very impressed with your gourd creations. You are very talented indeed. Thanks for dropping my blog and leaving a nice compliment.
Jon at Mississipppi Garden on 7-25-08
http://mississippigarden.blogspot.com

Joy said...

Congrats on your win! The birds just love those gourd birdhouses!

Eve said...

I forgot to grow gourds. I knew there was something else I wanted to try.

I lvoe what you do with them. You are very talented.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

seeing your painted light bulb made me remember that I have a BIG box of them in the garage . I had big plans of painting some day . I guess I will probably toss them since hubby took over my garage.
Thank you for the visit !

Anonymous said...

This place looks like heaven.
Great blog.

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