Craft-Ready Birdhouse Gourds

Shown above, Phoebe holding 6 inch Birdhouse Gourds!

Shown above, Maria hangs a birdhouse from her hand to show that although the top of the gourd may be crooked, the birdhouse will still hang straight!

Did you know there are over 50 species of birds in North America that will nest in gourds? But not just any gourd. Each bird has its own requirement for entrance hole size and gourd size. The following chart provides a list of birds and their preferred gourd size.

It is highly recommended to make your birdhouse using an organically grown gourd. Gourds grown using pesticides and chemicals can actually absorb those chemicals into the gourd wall and cause damage to birds. Welburn Gourd Farm grows all their gourds organically.

In the chart, gourd size is listed by the diameter (in inches), which is the distance straight across at the widest point of the gourd (not the circumference, which is the distance all the way around the gourd).

Our Box of 10 Birdhouse Gourds are 6-6.9 inches in diameter, while our Box of 8 Birdhouse Gourds are 7-7.9 inches in diameter. Our Birdhouse gourds are pre-drilled, with a cord for hanging already threaded and installed.

The birdhouses below are made with designs from the Stick 'n Burn pack, "Designs for Birdhouses", by Christy Barajas. This pack features 4 different pages that incorporate a variety of birds, flowers, adorable lady bugs, snails, and even caterpillars! You’ll love making your own gourd birdhouses using the fun images in this Stick 'n Burn pack!

Gourd art by Marty Douglas

Gourd art by Marty Douglas, thank you Marty, for sharing your art with us on Facebook!

Gourd art by Kelly Gentry

Gourd art by Kelly Gentry, thank you Kelly, for sharing your art with us on Facebook!

Gourd art by Christy Barajas

Gourd art by Christy Barajas

Birdhouse Gourds, Pre-Cut and Craft-Ready


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