Birdhouses made from gourds are a fun wintertime craft and make a great project to do with kids. There are several varieties of gourd which make great birdhouses -- You can sometimes buy them at your local farmers' market, or if you're in it for the long haul you can grow your own. If you are taking the true DIY route, make sure to hang the gourds in a dry place after harvesting them in the fall. They should be moisture-free before you start this instructable. Depending on your climate, this could take an entire year.
For this project, you'll need
-Sander or Sandpaper and patience
-1" Forsner Bit
-A small eye screw for each gourd
-A length of cord or wire for each gourd
-All-weather paint (We used white spray paint)