Saturday, March 24, 2012

If You Haven't Grown Easter Grass Yet, There's Still Time

I've seen lots of posts about how to grow grass for Easter baskets and this year, I finally got my act together.  Keep in mind, I am the girl who totally forgot about baskets all together one year and had to swing into CVS on the way to MeMe's house.  Thank Goodness, the Girlies were such babies, they have no memory of it -- I blame sleep deprivation.

HowDoesShe has an egg-cellent tutorial with supply list and step by step instructions.  She also has cute pictures of baby posing with Easter grass -- that's why we do all this anyway-- for the cute pictures.
 Egg-cellent tutorial via How Does

Last Sunday, we went to Home Depot and got all the supplies we needed.   We also got flowers for 2 other Spring projects. We also got 2 awesome orange chairs for the front porch.  As you can tell, we love Home Depot!

Our little project turned into an all-neighborhood attraction.

Middle Girlie was the garden helper.
This is her "bunny rabbit" face

For the first 2 days, it really just looked like dirt.  Then on Wednesday night, there was one single blade of grass...out of all four trays...still not too exciting.  But on Thursday morning, BOOM.

Now, we are ready for Easter!

I was feeling bad because some people had their grass growing for St. Patrick's Day tablescapes.  Now, I'm telling you, there is still time.  This bag of seed was under $7. The trays were under a dollar each.
via Home

My girls were excited about planting. Now they are excited about watering.  They are busy deciding what they are going to use their colorful pails for in their colorful bedrooms.  They haven't mentioned candy one time so far!  I can't wait to take pictures with them and their colored eggs!  Hope you're having this much fun getting visit ready this Spring.

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let everyone know that there is still time:

thrifty thursday @ tales from bloggeritaville mad skills party @ mad in crafts  just something i whipped up @ the girl creative  make it yourself monday @ an original belle  craft link party @ polly want a crafter pink hippo party @ pinkapotamus  everything goes at eye heart mondays @ eye heart  simply klassic sunday @ simply klassic home  its party time @ its so very cheri  the more the merrier @ diy home sweet home  mop it up mondays @ i should be mopping the floor  a round tuit @ creating my way to success  savvy home made monday @ home savvy a to z  sunday showcase @ under the table and dreaming  show me what you got @ our delightful home  nifty thrifty tuesday @ coastal charm  manic monday @ serendipity and spice  catch a glimpse @ a glimpse inside  pinworthy projects @ just us four  friday free-for-all @ 5 days, 5 ways  anything goes @ bacon time  pity party @ 30 handmade days  free style friday @ happy hour projects  flaunt it friday @ chic on a shoestring


  1. Such a good idea! I always just buy the papery stuff but this is way cooler :)

  2. I bought the wheat grass online and we planted it last week. it sprouted I one day! Now it seriously has been growing an inch a day. My daughter runs out to the living room every morning to check on it. I love this idea!

  3. I Love this idea. I have seen around but now that I have seen yours I want to try. It is good to know it is not to late. you have a great blog and I'm now following. Hope to see you around. Come link up to my Sunday Round Up party.

  4. Sounds like a fun thing to do for spring and Easter!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. Very cute, especially with the Easter eggs in it!

  6. This is such a great idea! I have it on my list for next year now :)