Or the other title I was considering for this post was "I love using my husband's power tools when he is gone."
Some of you asked for a little more explanation about the photo from Friday.
On a whim Friday afternoon, the boys and I made a few birdhouses from last year's penguin gourds. The gourds have been drying on the fence for a year now and they have been begging for that long to be used in some creative way.
And this gave me the perfect excuse to use the husband's power tools. I love using S's pretty green drill and the bit that cuts circles in things.
(Please don't tell him I called his drill pretty...or that I noticed that it is the perfect color of kelly green...ssshhhh!)
After doing a little research, we found a great chart with the correct size holes for the birds we are wanting to attract. We made holes sized for chickadees, nuthatches and robins. We also used a super small bit to make a few drainage holes in the bottom to keep the inside dry. Next we cleaned out the seeds and dried flesh from inside the gourds, then sanded them down good using extra fine sandpaper. Lastly, using eco-friendly paint left over from a previous project, we coated the gourds with two coats of white, green and blue paint and tied them near the stem with gardener's twine.
I think they turned out pretty sweet.
Love a modern twist to an old craft.
Hope our little birdie friends like them too.