Gourds are like pumpkins, except instead of carving them and letting them rot, you let them dry out before you work with them, and they will last for many years. Gourds work well for many craft projects thanks to the unique shapes of their different varieties, but it is best to start with something simple.
Ornamental gourds grow wide enough to make a natural birdhouse, but first you have to dry them. Drying (or curing) the birdhouse gourds will leave you with a hollow shell for birds to move into. Provided you have dry and sunny weather, you...
When you buy your pumpkins this fall, be sure to get some gourds as well. While you'll have to throw out your pumpkins, you can keep the gourds. Here is how you can dry them out and keep them for years to come. They are perfect for a little garden decor and you can paint them for a pop of color! Such an easy garden idea. #fall #pumpkins #gourds #gardening #gardenidea #repurpose #upcycle #gardenart #drygourds #easy #diy #gardendecor
How to Make a Beautiful Gourd Birdhouse Every morning I wake up at 7 AM and drink a cup of black coffee. I sit in my recliner with my feet up and watch the birds play in my red gourd birdhouse as the sun rises behind them. I tap dance to my chair each morning with excitement wondering what my ... Read More