5 Easy Pieces – Picnic Supplies

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On warm sunny days, is there anything better than a picnic?

Is there anything better than a picnic on a sunny day?

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.

Picnic Blanket

Every great picnic starts with a blanket. Photo: Patinastores.com

Every great picnic starts with the perfect blanket. Photo: Patinastores.com

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.

Grill Master

Upgrade your al fresco meal with a portable grill. Photo: Thebrooklynkitchen.com

Upgrade your al fresco meal with a portable grill. Photo: Thebrooklynkitchen.com

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.

Grass-friendly Stemware

Don't forget the wine or these great glass holders. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/BetteLouHollis?auto=format

Don't forget the wine or these great glass holders. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/BetteLouHollis?auto=format

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

These eco-friendly picnic boxes have everything you need but the food! Photo: Boxsal.com

These eco-friendly picnic boxes have everything you need but the food! Photo: Boxsal.com

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 Napkins

Organic cotton napkins add a little color and style to your picnic. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/SewnNatural?auto=format

Organic cotton napkins add a little color and style to your picnic. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/SewnNatural?auto=format

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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  •  love the eco-friendly picnic pack! brilliant. also blue ribbon general is a fantastic store with a really sweet owner. Go BRG!