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For the Birds - Homemade Feeder & Gourd House

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by greenfamilyfarms, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I apologize for the bad quality of these pictures, but they are what I could get at the time. I found these in a gift shop and they wanted $70-80 for each of these, but I figured us crafty BYC folks could make our own for less!

    First, the gourd bird house:
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    It's an upside down gourd painted like a face, nose is the hole for the birds. Holes are drilled in the bottom for drainage. They even glued straw on her head for hair.

    Second, the bird feeder:
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    They look a mason jar, screwed a metal chick feeder base onto it, mounted in onto a saucer and used a dinner plate for the top. The hanger is chain with bead work to fancy it up.
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    I love gourd-crafting!

    Here are a few of my projects:

    Decoupaged planter:

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    Start of a "cow" birdhouse for a gift:

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    Mask wall hanger:

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    See more here.
     
  3. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Love those chickens! [​IMG]

    Never thought about adding clay to the gourds...I think you just helped create a monster, okiechicks57! [​IMG]
     
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  5. Urban Chaos

    Urban Chaos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Susan, your stuff is great! I love the way you turned that coffee pot into a rooster. A re-use-ter.
     

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