These three birdhouse are each made out of two gourds, their body is one gourd and their roofs are a separate gourd, the roofs are wired on. Their shingles and around the entrance are toasted gourd seeds. Their perch and the stick that the hanging wire is attached to are twisty willows. These are all natural except for the coating of polyethylene on the outside to protect it from the weather.
This birdhouse is all one gourd but finished in the same fashion as the three double gourds.
These two birdhouse are small gourds with the roofs made out of torn apart pinecones.
All of these birdhouses will be in Lamoille Nv. this weekend for a show that I am doing.
I love painting on any kind of "found" items. It is very enjoyable to find a old un-wanted item and turn it into a unique treasure! I also hand sculpt real gourds, which I love to do. After I sculpt and paint the gourd I add vintage item embellishments to make each gourd a one of a kind collectable item!