Gourd-birdhouse: Wash gourd in soap water remove dirt and mold; let dry. Saw or drill, cut a hole in the gourd's side 1" diameter. The size of the hole will determine which birds will "rent" your house. Remove seeds and pulp, clean inside. Drill holes in the bottom for drainage. Add another pair of holes near the top of the gourd; thread ribbon through to hang your new birdhouse.