Artisans have received their inspirations from many areas of life; and it’s no surprise that nature has stayed on the top of that list. Now your own garden, or gardener can receive inspiration from handmade artisans. If you are starting to plant a garden, whether it be a large vegetable garden or a small container garden; you can bring art into the blooming scenario, thanks to the artisans on Etsy.com.
Talented handmade artists have put together items that are either helpful to you when gardening or to improve the aesthetics of the garden bed.
The following, shop owners from Etsy, were asked what inspired them to create their useful or attractive handmade items. You can view ll the featured items in the fun and attractive slideshow, comprised of a sampling of their beautiful work.
Chris of Chris Emmert Mosaics had this to say about their featured cat decor item:
“My main focus is Mosaics on Rocks and stones for the garden are so much fun when they have a little whimsy.“
Marietta had this to say about the pocket sconces offered by her shop Blue Room Pottery:
“I love gardening and hanging flowers and since my house didn’t have any window boxes I made my own ceramic ones. So many neighbors commented on them and cars driving by would stop to ask where they could buy some, so I started selling them”
Kallista of Home Grown Handmade said this about her Gardening Gloves:
“I make these beautiful gloves to enhance the joy of gardening further with the beautiful aesthetic and pleasurable mood attractive textiles provide the wearer.”
The garden helpers kit by Teri Lyn,of Sage Sweetgrass Soaps, commented on her item:
“What prompted me was the the simplicity & usefulness of the products. Whether you garden or not..everyone will benefit from a good scrubby hand soap & healing salve!”
Orly of orlydesign spoke of their artistic plant markers:
“I made these herb markers when we started to plant some herbs in our garden and we needed a signs to recognize them. Since I love creating miniature houses, it was the best solution to find out “who lives around our garden”… :)”
Venessa of The Mosaic Butterfly spoke of her featured work:
“Mosaics are always appealing in a garden setting. Flowers and food grow from dirt, which is made from other living things that have died. My mosaics are made from old things that have been discarded which grow into something lovely. I especially enjoyed playing on the idea of a dirty, rusted shovel being transformed by the playful dishes. We eat off dishes. We eat food. Food grows from dirt. On one level I just covered a shovel in broken dishes, but on another level, I celebrate slow food, the benefits to the environment of re-use and recycling, and the beauty of both things (and people) being reborn through brokenness.”
Gardening can be fun and rewarding. By adding any one of these lovely items to your garden, you will “give back to nature” what the sellers have artfully sown!