Make a Kettle Gourd Birdhouse

Annie Lang shows you how to DIY a cozy kettle gourd birdhouse that will last for years with a few basic craft supplies because Annie Things Possible!

Spring will be here soon so now is the perfect time to get ready for the return of our fine feathered friends!  I made my first gourd birdhouse in 2017 and it's time to replace it with a newer model.  I'm pleased it held up this long under the harsh winter and summer weather events we've experienced here in Michigan over the past few years and I expect it will be the same for this new gourd.  Unlike many of the wooden birdhouses I've had, the original gourd birdhouse has been continually occupied by a variety of nesting bird families for the last four years.  I can hardly wait for the snow to melt so I can hang my new one up amid the blossoming tree branches.  I wasn't able to locate a dried gourd locally, but was fortunate to find one to order online from Gourdaments .  I hope you enjoy and happy birdwatching!

Annie Lang shows you how to DIY a cozy kettle gourd birdhouse that will last for years with a few basic craft supplies because Annie Things Possible!

Annie Lang shows you how to DIY a cozy kettle gourd birdhouse that will last for years with a few basic craft supplies because Annie Things Possible!

Annie Lang shows you how to DIY a cozy kettle gourd birdhouse that will last for years with a few basic craft supplies because Annie Things Possible!

Annie Lang shows you how to DIY a cozy kettle gourd birdhouse that will last for years with a few basic craft supplies because Annie Things Possible!

Annie Lang shows you how to DIY a cozy kettle gourd birdhouse that will last for years with a few basic craft supplies because Annie Things Possible!

Annie Lang shows you how to DIY a cozy kettle gourd birdhouse that will last for years with a few basic craft supplies because Annie Things Possible!
UPDATE
It only took a few days after hanging the new gourd birdhouse before a new family of birds began using it!  Within the next several weeks, the tree will be covered with spring blossoms and filled with the sounds of chirping babies.  Life is good!
A few days after hanging outdoors, Annie Lang's painted kettle gourd birdhouse is now home to a pair of nesting birds.