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Gourd Bird Houses
HOLIDAY IDEAS

HOLIDAY IDEAS

Do you enjoy making your own holiday decorations and gifts? Gourds are the perfect media for painting, wood burning, carving and decorating. Make your own personal gift of a gourd ornament, birdhouse, or other hand made creation, and give a unique one of a kind gift to someone special!
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Worlds largest selection of specially-cut birdhouse gourds for specific birds. Every gourd loving bird wants an entrance hole that fits. Attract Bluebirds, Purple Martins, Chickadees, Nuthatches, Finches, Crested Flycatchers, Golden-Fronted Woodpeckers, Red-Headed Woodpeckers, Carolina Wrens, Swallows, Hairy Woodpeckers, and more. We have the largest year-round inventory of ready-to-ship gourd bird houses anywhere!

Choose a hand painted gourd bird house or make one for yourself! 

You pick the style you want for the birds you seek. These natural gourd birdhouses invite birds to your backyard, garden, patio, or farm. Wherever you want birds for insect control, living scenery, or just plain enjoyment!

Gourd birdhouses are so popular, I hung this gourd outside to dry after seal coating it and a few hours later a wren was already trying to build a nest inside of it! Funny how they fit the long sticks inside the 1-1/8"  hole.        
Gourd Birdhouses

Gourd Birdhouses

Gourd Birdhouse (large) 2" hole - natural or whiteGourd Birdhouse (large) 2" hole - natural or whiteFor Purple martins, Crested Flycatchers, Golden-Fronted Woodpeckers, Red-Headed Woodpeckers, and more. Available in natural or white. Ready to hang with leather strap. 
Gourd Birdhouse (medium) 1-1/2" holeGourd Birdhouse (medium) 1-1/2" holeGourd Birdhouse for bluebirds, carolina wrens, swallows, hairy woodpeckers, and more. 7" - 8" diameter, 1-1/2" entrance hole. Available in 4 colors, natural, red, med brown, royal blue, for other colors, please call. Sealed for outdoor use.
Hummingbird Gourd BirdhouseHummingbird Gourd BirdhouseNatural Gourd Birdhouse, handpainted with a pretty hummingbird and flowers. Sealed for outdoor use, 1-1/2" entrance hole, drainage holes, leather strap for hanging. Medium (7-8" diameter gourd)
Gourd Birdhouse (Apple type with hat) 1-3/8" hole - red w/ orange hatGourd Birdhouse (Apple type with hat) 1-3/8" hole - red w/ orange hatApple type gourd with a kettle gourd top for the hat (roof). 1-3/8" entrance hole. 
Poinsetta Flowers BirdhousePoinsetta Flowers BirdhouseGreat Holiday theme, Poinsettas hand painted gourd Birdhouse. 8"-9" dia. gourd. Sealed for outdoor use.
Blue Bird Gourd BirdhouseBlue Bird Gourd BirdhouseGourd Birdhouse with a Blue Bird painted on the side. Medium sized gourd with a 1-1/2" hole, perfect size for bluebirds. Sealed for outdoor use, ready to hang with a leather strap. Image may vary from picture shown.
Light House Bird HouseLight House Bird HouseHand Painted in the USA, natural gourd with lighthouse along the ocean scene. 1-1/2" opening and drainage holes in the bottom. Finished with an acrylic sealer for outdoor use and a leather strap for hanging.
2PK Bargain Gourd Birdhouse2PK Bargain Gourd BirdhouseThis is a great buy for anyone who needs a couple of gourd birdhouses to provide homes for their nesting birds. You get 2 gourd birdhouses, variety of shapes and colors (will vary) with a  1-1/8" or 1-1/2" entrance hole. Drainage holes in bottom, leather hanging strap, may have some very minor imperfections, which do not make any difference in the performance of the birdhouse. Gourds may be a combination of kettle style, dipper style or bottle style birdhouse in a variety of colors.
Yellow Rose Gourd BirdhouseYellow Rose Gourd BirdhouseThis hand painted gourd birdhouse can be used indoors or out. As a house for the birds or a lovely accent to your decor. Size 9" +dia. x 10" tall. Leather strap for hanging, sealed for outdoor use.
Wrought Iron Extension HookWrought Iron Extension HookHang your gourd birdhouse or feeder from tree branches that are hard to reach. Allows you to hang anything at the proper position for viewing. Sturdy hand forged steel hook, painted black. Will handle even heavy potted plants. Available in 4 sizes. 2 lengths in the 2-1/2" branch hook, 2 lengths in the 6" branch hook, with a 2-1/2" hook at the bottom. You will want more than one of these great hooks! Price shown is for the 12" length, 2-1/2" extension hook./ Choose other sizes from the drop
Gourd Birdhouse (small) 1-1/8" holeGourd Birdhouse (small) 1-1/8" holeAttract small birds like chickadees and wrens. Natural color.
Primitive Round BirdhousePrimitive Round BirdhouseOur new line of Primitive Birdhouses are a real hit with anyone who likes the true "natural" look.  The primitive birdhouse is designed after the shape of the gourd, very simple in design, no finishes of any kind.  The true color of the gourd is what makes this so beautiful.
Drainage holes in bottom, cleaned out on inside, and ready to hang with a leather strap.  No two are alike due to the nature of the gourd.
Welcome Sunflower BirdhouseWelcome Sunflower BirdhouseWelcome your friends with this hand painted birdhouse. 8" dia. gourd with hand painted sunflower. Sealed for outdoor use. Ready to hand with leather strap.
Purple Martin House Kit w/ adjustable entrance hole and cleanout accessPurple Martin House Kit  w/ adjustable entrance hole and cleanout accessMake your own purple martin gourd birdhouse Includes 8" - 10" gourd, entrance cylinder with 1-1/2" to 1-3/16" adjustable crescent opening, threaded cleanout access cylinder, lid, porch,and tube of lexel adhesive caulk. Make your own Purple Martin Gourd House with this great kit.
Cardinal BirdhouseCardinal BirdhouseA beautiful, Red, Cardinal hand painted on a gourd birdhouse. 8" - 9" Martin style gourd, sealed for outdoor use.
Unfinished Gourd Bird House (medium gourd) with 1-1/2" holeUnfinished Gourd Bird House (medium gourd) with 1-1/2" holeReady to paint or craft, drilled and clean, you do the finishing. Leather hanging strip included.
Sunflower Bird HouseSunflower Bird House9" diameter kettle gourd, hand-painted with acrylic paint, then coated with 2 coats of sealer. 1-3/8" hole size.
Gourd Birdhouse w/Black Capped ChickadeeGourd Birdhouse w/Black Capped ChickadeeA lovely little chickadee decorates this birdhouse. (Each design may vary slightly as these are hand painted-currenty are using summer style) For indoor or outdoor use.
Rooster Gourd BirdHouseRooster Gourd BirdHouseThis proud rooster is a great addition to our collection of painted birdhouses. Medium sized gourd with a 1-3/8" opening for most birds. Sealed for outdoor use and ready to hang with a leather strap.
Daisy Gourd BirdhouseDaisy Gourd BirdhouseA new addition to our line of hand painted gourd birdhouses. White daises with blue accents. Gourd size 7" - 8" diameter, 1-1/2" entrance hole. Finished for outdoor use.
Wisteria BirdhouseWisteria BirdhouseKettle style gourd birdhouse with a lovely Wisteria flower hand painted on the front.
Welcome Friends Gourd BirdhouseWelcome Friends Gourd BirdhouseThis hand painted gourd birdhouse has an inviting message for both birds and friends coming to visit. Sealed for outdoor use. 8" diameter gourd, with leather strap for hanging.
Birdhouse Starter KitBirdhouse Starter KitOur gourd birdhouse kit is an excellant way to get started and learn how to make your own gourd birdhouse. The kit contains a pre-drilled entrance hole in the gourd, you learn how to clean out the gourd with the scraping tool included in the kit. Instructions on how to finish drilling your hanging and drainage holes using your own drill, and adding the finish to the outside of the gourd.  Hanging rawhide strap included.  Your supply your own finishing supplies.  Or use natural if you desire.  A great starter kit for young and old alike!


Unfinished Gourd Birdhouse- 1-1/8" openingUnfinished Gourd Birdhouse- 1-1/8" openingSmaller than the medium sized birdhouse. This is the way to go if you like making your own birdhouse. We do the drilling and cleaning and you do the finishing. This is a 6" to 7" gourd that has been drilled with a 1-1/8" entrance hole, ventilation holes and hanging holes. The entrance hole may easily be enlarged with some coarse sanding paper or a jigsaw. They are cleaned and ready for your finishing touches. Paint them, dye them, or just spray a coat of urethane on them for that great natural look. LEATHER HANGING STRIP INCLUDED
Medium Brown Gourd BirdhouseMedium Brown Gourd BirdhouseNatural Gourd birdhouse, medium brown with 1-1/2" entrance hole.
Box of Four Finished Bird HousesBox of Four Finished Bird HousesDON'T MISS THIS BARGAIN BOX! Gourd birdhouses in a variety of colors, shapes and hole sizes. Ready to hang, sealed for outdoor use. These are not seconds, but top quality birdhouses. If you desire specific colors or types, please order separately, each box is different.
Simple Flower BirdhouseSimple Flower BirdhouseA great summer idea, simple flower designs and butterfly , Welcome message on the side. Perfect idea for a summer gourd craft for young and old. Easy designs make it fun and easy for anyone to create a work of art. And the birds will love them too!


Gourds Make The BEST Bird Houses

Birds seem to prefer natural gourd bird houses over manufactured housing. When given a choice, and all other things are equal; ie, cavity size, hole size, color, and placement, they will frequently choose natural gourd birdhouses to raise their family. Click on the link above to read this article from The Purple Martin Update to learn why birds prefer gourds.


Gourd bird houses come in many sizes to accomodate different types of birds. Birds like an entrance hole that allows them to get inside, but keeps bigger birds and predators out. Our Birdhouse Hole Size Chart helps you attract the birds you want. Choose the right size entrance hole, hang the gourd according to the chart, and soon you'll be enjoying your new feathered friends.

About Perches

Birds have such great flying skills, they don't need them. We do not add them to our gourd bird houses, since they encourage predators. Perches allow bigger birds to sit on the perch, reach their head in to the house of a smaller bird, and cause trouble. If you would like a gourd bird house for decoration, and want a perch, you can drill a hole a couple inches below the opening and insert a piece of wooden dowel.
Care of your Gourd Bird House

Except for the Purple Martin Houses, each gourd bird house has 2 coats of Polyurethane to protect it from the elements. (Purple Martin Houses are painted with exterior paint). You may notice after some time outside, they could use some more protection. We recommend that each year after the birds have gone, bring the gourd bird house inside, clean it out, wipe it off, sand lightly, and spray on a fresh coat of polyurethane. For an easier way of cleaning out the old nest, a cleanout access cylinder and lid can be added to any 8" or larger gourd bird house. See Purple Martin Houses, Kits and Accessories page.
Bird-Preferred Inside Treatment
The inside of the gourd bird house will be rough (not completely scraped out). They like to dig their claws into the pith (soft inner part) of the gourd to navigate around their nest. Holes are drilled in the sides and bottom of each gourd bird house for ventilation and drainage. Your birds will be happier in a gourd bird house.
Purple Martin Birdhouse Video - Martha Stewart

Purple Martin Birdhouse Video - Martha Stewart

To see an actual clip from the Martha Stewart show, demonstrating making a purple martin gourd birdhouse!
http://www.marthastewart.com/264245/gourd-birdhouse

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