Monday, July 9, 2012

Gourd Birdhouse

Last fall I purchased a gourd for the purpose of making a birdhouse. I dried it all winter in a dry, cool spot, I chose my garage.  I finally got around to drilling a hole for the opening and and painting it.  Be sure it is totally dry--shake it to hear the seeds jingling.

I sprayed the gourd  with a primer first and then used a latex outdoor enamel spray paint to cover.



I hung it on our Weeping Spruce tree and I like the blue and green combination.

Linking with Sally for Blue Monday  http://smilingsally.blogspot.com
Ann

13 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

A great idea for a gourd - so practical and colourful!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Of course you painted it BLUE!
:-)
Love it~

joanne said...

a beautiful shade of blue....I love the idea, and your dedication....

Joy said...

My husband grows these..great idea and love that shade of blue.

SmilingSally said...

That is blue-tiful! I do like it on the spruce.

Happy Blue Monday, Ann.

The French Hutch said...

A beautiful color you choose for the gourd. Love it on the beautiful Weeping Spruce. Loved your Independence Day post too. Love JC.
Hope you have a nice week Ann.

~Emily
The French Hutch

chubskulit said...

Nice touch!

Visiting from Blue Monday, here's my lovely BLUE. Your comment will be greatly appreciated!!

Leah H. said...

That is one beautiful gourd! Brilliant idea:)

Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

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Tina´s PicStory said...

cool birdhouse :)

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Pretty!! We get wasps galore if we try to hang anything.

Nancy

Half Acre said...

How fun! I love the color and I'm sure the birds will love it too!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Love your gourd birdhose! See you FRIDAY!!!!

Bead and Needle said...

You've made some little bird very happy! XOXO

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