Discover the satisfaction of painting an entire neighborhood of gourd birdhouses. It's a wonderful way to add color -- and history -- to your life. After all, gourds have served us well for millennia as water bottles, dippers, and storage containers. And even though the practical uses of hard-shelled gourds have been reduced by the introduction of modern materials, the esthetic appeal hasn't diminished at all. 7 birdhouse designs to paint on sturdy, hollow gourds of various sizes and shapes: Blue Cottage, Strawberries and Blossoms, Beehive, Sunflower, Roses and Buds, Multi-Flower, and Dogwood.