Asked on May 30, 2013

How do u dry gourds to make bird houses/feeders?

KMS WoodworksTerri J


what is the best way to dry gourds out for using to paint crafts bird houses feeders etc?
2 answers
  • Terri J
    on May 30, 2013

    Cindy, I know that I accidently did get mine dried before but it was just because I had put them in the pantry and forgot about them. I don't think that is the proper way, but it worked. I would like to know too, and will check Google when I have time.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on May 30, 2013

    Bring them in out of the weather at the end of the growing season, hang in a basement or garage and they should be fine next spring. Since these grow on the ground it is a good Idea to wash the dirt off before so start the drying process. We used a bird house gourd for one of our fairy house projects a few years ago. Since Our climate is winter most of the year and gardening is not very practical, we bought these gourds online from some Amish farmers in the midwest.

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