Handmade bird houses – Bird houses made of dried gourds are easy to make and require no building skills. These bird houses are preferred by Martins and other small birds. Hang them high in groups; Martins prefer nesting in communities. There are three types of pumpkins. For this project, choose a utility pumpkin, which dries and lasts for many seasons.
Handmade bird houses, buy a dried gourd, or drying your own. Also choose a pumpkin with a short section of your peduncle. Then, wash the fresh pumpkins with soap and water and rinse with a 10 percent bleach solution. And also dry the pumpkin and place it in a dry place, with good air circulation. A wire mesh is ideal. Allow 6 months for fresh pumpkins to completely dry. The pumpkins are ready to use when seeds can hear noises inside when the pumpkin is shaken.
Then, cut a door hole in the front of the pumpkin with a 1 1/2 inch drill saw. And then, drill 3 small holes in the bottom of the pumpkin with a 1/4 inch drill bit. These holes are for drainage and prevent rain from accumulating in the pumpkin. Remove seeds and other debris from the center of the pumpkin. Paint the exterior to decorate the handmade bird houses, or leave it natural. Allow the paint to dry and apply a coat of varnish to protect the aviary from the weather. Then, place a hook on the back of the squash to hang.
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