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Turning Your Birdhouse Gourd into a Gourd Bird House

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started


How to Make Gourd Bird Houses

How to Make Gourd Bird Houses

Photo: © Marie Iannotti (2008) licensed to About.com, Inc.

First things first: gather the following tools and supplies to begin the transformation from gourd to bird house.

  • Gourds
  • Drill
  • 3/8" 1/4" and 1 3/8" Drill Bits
  • Small Knife
  • Sand Paper
  • Wire
  • 1/4" Dowel


  • Wood Glue

Later on we're also going to use a little bleach and maybe some steel wool.

And if you plan on decorating your bird house, you'll need paints, brushes and varnish. I recommend using a spray varnish on the final gourd bird house, whether or not you paint it.

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