Melissa and Ed Klapper have been creating decorative holiday gourds for several years and began their business, Out of Our Gourd, in 2011. Their focus is on quality handmade designs that will enhance any holiday décor. Hard shell gourds, when dried, are much like wood and can be stained, painted, carved, burned, sanded, and polished into lasting gourd art pieces. Even though designs are repeated, each gourd takes on its own look. The Klapper husband and wife team from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin hope you enjoy their designs as much as they enjoy hand crafting gourds into useful and decorative creations.