Looking for unusual gardening gifts for your green-fingered friends or loved ones, then look no further. These handmade miniature copper trowels can be used as keyrings or ornaments but are strong enough to dig up some tiny weeds. Whether the person you are gifting has a garden, allotment or just a few well-loved house plants I'm sure this present will delight them.
Each trowel is individually handmade from recycled copper. I start by drawing around a template, then cut the blank out using tin snips. The blank is then heated and shaped using a hammer to create the blade and the tang [the part that fits into the handle] is rolled. These unusual gardening gifts are eco-friendly as I use recycled materials.
2. These unusual gardening gifts also have handmade wooden handles made from Ash or Sapele. Using pieces of wood, too small for almost anything else a local wood craftsman turns the handles for me and assures me that no two handles are the same, they vary in shape and where the indented lines are cut.
3. What's their favourite colour? Send me a colour sample and I'll colour match it and paint the handle that colour. Another way to make these usual gardening gifts personal to the person you are gifting.
4. Looking for some bling on your unusual gardening gifts?
The handles can be customised by embedding them with glass gems, various colours, shapes and sizes available.
5. Want a motif hand painted onto the handle? Bumblebees, ladybirds, flowers anything within reason will make these miniature handmade copper trowels into even more unusual gardening gifts.
So, there are the five ways to make your unusual gardening gifts into truly unique, personal and thoughtful presents for those you care about in your life or just get one for yourself - they are very cute.
Unadorned trowel with Ash or Sapele handle £25 plus £1.50 p&p
Colour matched painted handle £30 plus £1.50 p&p
Handle with 1-3 glass gems £30 plus £1.50 p&p
Handle with simple motif £30 plus £1.50 p&p
More complicated customisations quote on request.