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.
You can’t have a proper picnic without a blanket and this is the perfect one. The Carnaby Street blanket tote is double lined with fleece and a waterproof layer. This handy blanket ($22) refolds into a carrying tote complete with a zippered pocket. For more picnic items, visit Patina.
Rule the park with a portable grill by Fyrkat. Chrome legs hold this grill ($70) safely above the grass and silicone handles keep your hands safe. With such a sleek design, you won’t want to wait for Memorial Day to start grilling. For more kitchen appliances, visit Brooklyn Kitchen.
When it comes to your Chardonnay, forget the plastic tumblers. A steel wire caddy ($23) will hold a wine bottle and two glasses safely screwed into the ground. Add this essential drinking companion to your picnic bag by visiting Etsy.com/shop/BetteLouHollis?auto=format.
Eco-Friendly Fun Pack
Last minute picnics have never been so easy to organize. The Boxsal picnic box ($25.50) includes compostable trays, bowls, utensils, cups, napkins and a trash bag. To pick up one of these eco-friendly picnic baskets, visit Blue Ribbon General Store.
Colorful cotton napkins brighten up even the simplest picnic gathering. Machine washable, these napkins ($30) are handmade from organic fabric. To snazz up your next gathering, visit Etsy.com/shop/SewnNatural?auto=format.
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