Pimp your ride: Vases on bikes are happening

We never knew how much we needed a vase for our bike – until now...

In completely non-newsy news, mini vases and plants for bicycles are officially a thing, people.

Here at Marie Claire HQ, we’re constantly searching out new brands, trends and need-to-know products, just like these new Etsy finds – and trust on this one, you’re going to love ’em.

Whether you hop on your Pashley every day or are planning on finally dusting off that old bike in the garage in time for spring, this new micro trend might just be a for you.

Not complete with personalising our denim with patches this season, it’s time to give our bikes a personal, green fingered touch.

These brightly hued, pint-sized geometric planters are the work of Atlanta-based artist Colleen Jordan. The micro vases come in several shapes and designs, and can easily attach to the body of a bike using a nylon band, or clip on like a bell. 

Because the plants will likely be seeing more action than the flowers you have on your windowsill at home, it’s best to go with something sturdy. So the artist recommends filling the planters with a clipping from a succulent or flowers with short, thick stems. (So, now you know.)

Jordan, the designer and artist, runs Wearable Planter, a company specialising in creating adorable planters that allow you to take plants and flowers with you wherever you go. Pretty cute, right?

So, if you retired your bike to the shed over winter, it’s finally time to break it out of storage and up your bike game. And if you’re looking for a way to instantly amp up your commute (or Insta feed for that matter), simply add a neon mini vase to contrast against those (hopefully not too rusty) handlebars.

You can snap up these completely unnecessary but totally wantable mini vases over at Jordan’s Etsy store.

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