Pre-Boxed Clean People Gourds

Shown above, Phoebe Welburn holds an example of what you can expect to receive in each box of People Gourds. The 2-3 inch diameter People Gourds (shown left) range in height from 6-11 inches tall. The 3-4 inch diameter gourds (shown right) range in height from 9-14 inches tall.

*Please Note: Gourds are often referred to as 5" or 6" or 7" etc., but they are will be bigger because of how we price them. For example, a gourd that passes THROUGH the 7-inch ring on our sizing board is priced and referred to as a "6-inch gourd," even though it could be as big as 6.9 inches. Click on the "How Gourds Are Priced" tab above to see how we price our gourds.

Gourd art by Claudia Herber 

A hybrid of the chili gourd or banana gourd, these larger "People Gourds" are so-named because they are so popular for making figurines and sculptures!

Their tall canvas makes them ideal for vertical designs. They also work perfect for making figurines and sculptures.

Shown left, gourd art by Claudia Herber. The inspiration behind this piece is Australian Aboriginal art. This gourd was created by dipping the Perfect Dot Stylus in acrylic paint, and applying each dot one at a time on the gourd!

Shown right, the small vase with hearts was created by Dianne Connelly from a small People Gourd!

Most people gourds have the same thick shells as other Welburn gourds, so you can carve intricate designs in them like Claudia did in the gourd shown below!

Shown above, small “People Gourd” on a Gourd Ring Stand, before and after being cut into a vase. (Note: This is an example of what can be done with small People Gourds. Gourds are sold uncut).

People gourds make great ornaments as well! Take a look at the ornaments above made by Christy Barajas!

Gourd art by Claudia Herber

People Gourds have a slight point at the bottom so you will want to sand them on a belt sander so they sit flat, or you can use a Gourd Ring Stand like the gourds shown above.

Tip: To make Gourd Ring Stands, use a People Gourd and cut into rings about 3/4" tall. This will give enough room in the stand for the rounded bottom of your gourd so your gourd stands straight.

Plus the Gourd Ring Stand can be colored with GourdMaster™ Ink Dyes or Transparent Acrylics to match your gourd art!

Gourds are sized by their diameter, which is the widest point of the gourd straight across.

Most of the "Pre-Boxed Clean Gourds" are sorted by the following sizes:

Shown above, Gourd Sizing Board

Large Size: Approx. 9"-10.9" in Diameter*
Medium Size: Approx. 7"-8.9" in Diameter*
Small Size: Approx. 5"-6.9" in Diameter*
Mixed Sizes: Approx. 5"-10.9" in Diameter*

Please see the size references in the photos below!

*Please note: Gourds will be bigger than the size shown on the sizing board because there is a range from one size hole to the next. For example, a gourd that sits on the 9-inch ring and passes through the 10-inch ring on our sizing board is priced as a 9-inch gourd, even though it could be as big as 9.9 inches. Watch our Gourds 101 video to see how we price our gourds.

Shown above, Small Pear Gourds

Shown above, Medium Pear Gourds

Shown above, Large Pear Gourds

Pre-Boxed CLEAN People Gourds

Here's A Better Way Display Your Gourd Art

Metal Gourd Stands (shown here) and Gourd Ring Stands are a perfect way to display your gourds upright if they don't have a flat bottom!