As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage, and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that.
Vintage Silverware Markers
Hand hammered vintage silverplated spoons are a perfect set of garden markers. The set ($24) includes a choice of herb names and comes with a patina that will give your garden that lived in feel. To pick up markers for your spring garden, visit Etsy.com/shop/WoodenHive?auto=format.
Add some variety to your planter garden with a beautiful galvanized water bucket. The repurposed planter ($84.95) come with a vintage style spout and handle. For more farmhouse style garden accessories, visit Farmhousewares.com.
Nesting Garden Boxes
Bring your garden inside with nesting garden boxes. Made of reclaimed oak over 100 years old, these shallow boxes ($140) are perfect for clippings, air plants or succulents. To pick up a set of garden boxes, visit Pegandawl.supermarkethq.com.
Upcycled Garden Set
Get a jump start on your garden this spring with an upcycled garden tool set. The old milk glass jar come with an antique wheelbarrow decal and two weathered garden forks. Whether your green thumb is real or just for show, this set ($18) is one of a kind. To pick up an upcycled garden tool set, visit Etsy.com/shop/TheVintageRoad2Retro?auto=format.
Wine Bottle Garden
In urban living spaces, indoor green thumbs have a chance of thriving herb gardens with GrowBottle, a hydrogarden made from a re-purposed wine bottle. Each kit ($35) comes complete with clay pebbles, wool wick, plant nutrient, cork coaster, and organic seeds. Get started on the farm to table trend with a kit from Uncommongoods.com.
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