Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tutorial: Easter Basket Grass

I wanted to share one of the things I love doing for Easter. It's fast, east and always turns out! It's a fun one to have little hands help with. If you start now, you'll have a great Easter centerpiece just in time. Here's what you do.

Line an Easter basket with plastic. I used a plastic basket as well so that if I do have a little dirt on it that I want to rinse off when Easter is over, I'll have that option. I used a couple of plastic grocery bags to line it with. Fill that with dirt, make sure you don't get to much...the grass grew really well, so I wouldn't fill it to the top.
Next I added wheat...yes that's right, plain old wheat. I just used the wheat that I grind for whole wheat flour. If you don't have whole wheat kernels, you can get them in bulk at a health food store or other stores. I then added a thin layer of dirt over the top, watered it, and put it in front of the window. It took 4 days to see good growth, but these photos are taken on day 5. I hope you'll try it and let me know how it works. I think it is so fun this time of year to have the real grass in the basket. We blew out some eggs and the kids colored them to add to the basket.

Enjoy and Happy Easter!

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Kate said...

I LOVE IT! What a great idea and so easy! I love the look of this and what a great decoration! Thanks, Amy!

Practically Spent said...

Cute! Soooo much better than the fake stuff, isn't it?

Magen said...

I didn't get a chance to do this this year but I save the idea for next year. I posted about it today! Thanks for the tutorial...I wish I would have had it for my wedding.


Keep up the good work.

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