How to make a gourd birdhouse - beautiful design and paint technique
If you’re growing ornamental gourds in your garden, we offer you to use them creatively by making an unique and beautiful birdhouse. This birdhouse would be a perfect decoration for your garden for the summer and the warm days. For this decorative gourd birdhouse you will need:
- acrylic paint and brushes
- MDF sheets for the roof of the house.
So let’s start making this beautiful gourd birdhouse
Take a dried gourd. Cut at an angle two holes at the top and one on the front with a diameter about 4 cm.
Then smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Paint it all in white.
Leave it to dry well or use a heat gun or a hairdryer
Paint it again with a paint in light green shade.
Decorating the gourd birdhouse
With a pencil draw a rectangle around the hole.
Paint a wooden stick and other embellishments on the gourd birdhouse, as shown in the picture.
To make this “bolt” use the tip of a pencil.
Decorate the edges of the rectangle as an entrance of the birdhouse.
Cut the MDF sheet for the roof and paint it with brown acrylic paint.
Create a palette of different colors and sponge to paint the roof of the birdhouse.
Use a paint roller to paint the entire gourd.
Use hot glue gun to attatch the roof.
Congratulations, you now have a stylish painted gourd birdhouse.