Monday, March 28, 2011

I don’t pass on grass!

I love Easter! I love the colors, I love that it (usually) means warmer weather is on the way, I love the decorations, I love hard boiled eggs, and I love the meaning behind it. I love pretty much everything about Easter!

Last year I saw online how you can grow your own Easter grass and I was determined to do it this year. I was a little skeptical that it would grow since my dining room table (where I put the containers) don’t really get much sunlight. I needn’t have worried! It’s growing like….a weed? Soooo ridiculously easy! I love having a little greenery around, too! It’s getting so tall I think I might have to mow it soon! Oh, and I totally found that ceramic bunny at Goodwill for a couple bucks. DSC_1860

Here’s how to do it:

Soak some wheat berries in water overnight. (Finally! A use for all that food storage!!!) Fill a container (with no holes in the bottom) with potting soil and water it very well. It should almost be like mud. Then put a layer of wheat on the soil and cover with more soil and water again. Place in a sunny (or not so sunny) spot and watch it grow! It sprouted in a matter of days for me. It actually pushed up the top layer of soil and I had to brush it off the grass tips. So, you still have time to do this before Easter. I think I’ll put mini eggs in the grass. Cute, cute. Bonus: you can go all Jamba Juice style and juice it all up and have a wheat grass drink. Or not.

Moving on.

I found these woodland creatures, as I like to call them, at Goodwill awhile back. (Geez, guess I must go there a lot!) I thought they would be perfect for some springy decor. But as cute as they are, there were a little granny-ish to me. So what did I do? You guessed it! Spray paint!


Now that’s more my style. I debated forever on what color I wanted to do. And I’m still not sold on the white. I might paint over them in lime green. Who knows. And hopefully I didn’t ruin some priceless antiques.


Of course, I have an Easter wreath in the works. This one is from She's Kinda Crafty, as shown to me by my friend Nicki. Now I just have to find cute ribbon.

easter wreath

Any other hoppin’ Easter crafts I should know about out there??


Lara said...

They're probably Lladro and worth beaucoup bucks. ;-)

LOVE the grass!

Abraham + Marci said...

I love the grass and so want to grow some now!

gena said...

Love the grass idea with mini eggs and the spray painted grandma animals [I vote to keep them white].
I recently did a little easter crafting myself and glittered some 49cent wooden eggs from Michaels and placed them in egg cups from BB&B that I got for $1.99!

Patten Family said...

First, you and your spray paint. I am going to admit you to Spraypainters Anonymous.

Second, that wreath looks exhausting! Then again, so do all the others you do:)

Cynthia said...

I like the woodland animals in white. I think you should lose the squirrel though. Three is a better decorating number than four, and the others look like more of a matched set.