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Thread: Birdhouse Gourds

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    Painted some birdhouse gourds today.
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    Really cute. I like the bees one.

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    I love those! Do you sell them?
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    Very cool!

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    I like the cat, what a sense of humor. :thumbup: All are cute.

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    very cute, thanks for sharing with us

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    That cat is adorable. You have a real talent.

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    I love those. We have tried to grow them in Texas with no luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctack2
    I love those! Do you sell them?
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    No, I don't sell them. Last year I bought two little tiny birdhouse gourd plants. Those two tiny plants took over my garden. And they stink!! They have a very musky smell to the vines. I did get 6 gourds, though. It took almost a year for them to dry out. My daughter came today & she painted some too. I think if I ever do this again I'll just buy the gourds instead of growing them. We got our ideas from pictures on line. Below is one my daughter painted. The one on the table my granddaughter painted.
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    Those are great. Love the cat.

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    Very nice! I have a friend that painted some and they sre so neat!I hung one outside for the birds and they made a new hole in the back,so they had a front door and a back door!!

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    Very cute!

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    Those are so cute! I bet its fun to do too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie B
    Painted some birdhouse gourds today.
    How Awesome is that!! I love them!!!
    Shawn

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    Cool!

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    they r all so cute!

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    BZZZZ!

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    Those are very fun. I have no painting talent, unfortunately. You do great work.

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    I love gourds and all the things you can make from them.....Unfortunately they don't grow well here! Yours are really cute!! :thumbup:

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    Adorable!

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    Adorable!!

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    How cute are they, never thought of doing that with them. Love the cat one, donīt know if the birdies will though LOL

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    PLEASE - PLEASE - PLEASE Make sure you use a face mask and clean your gourds OUTSIDE. The inside of a dried gourd is VERY toxic -- a known carcinogen. I once took a class involving gourd painting - the instructor had done several books and had sold her things in several locations. She said that her sister, who used to help her clean out the gourds (sawing, drilling, cleaning out the inside) died from inhaling some of the dust. And be sure to clean the outside of the gourd with lots of bleach.

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    The cat one is great :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy in Louisiana
    PLEASE - PLEASE - PLEASE Make sure you use a face mask and clean your gourds OUTSIDE. The inside of a dried gourd is VERY toxic -- a known carcinogen. I once took a class involving gourd painting - the instructor had done several books and had sold her things in several locations. She said that her sister, who used to help her clean out the gourds (sawing, drilling, cleaning out the inside) died from inhaling some of the dust. And be sure to clean the outside of the gourd with lots of bleach.
    I had talk with a lady that sold gourds at a local festival last fall. She told me to wash the gourds with bleach and then sand them. After that I was to prime the gourds. My husband drilled the gourds for me. And it was outside, but nobody ever told me that the dust could be toxic. Actually, everything we did from washing to sanding to priming to painting to the top coat was outside. I don't plan on growing them again, but I sure do appreciate the info!

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