My Grandma always writes me a note around this time of the year saying “I’ve started my Easter Grass!” She likes to grow a few pots of lawn grass to “float eggs on,” as she says. This is actually a fun and easy centerpiece for the Easter table, and something that you or your child can grow and tend to for several weeks, in anticipation of the big day.
Now that wheatgrass has gotten popular, it is even easier to find seeds, or, even, fully-sprouted wheat grass for use on the table.
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Materials for Easter Grass Basket Centerpiece
You will need the following items in order to make your centerpiece:
- about three cups of potting soil or seedling starting mix
- about 1/4 cup of grass seed or wheatgrass seed
- A container that can sit inside of a basket without the container showing
- Dyed eggs
- A basket that just holds the container
- Saran wrap
- Spray bottle of water
Poke holes in the bottom of your plastic container, and set it on a plate. (Old Cool-whip containers are good for this) Fill the container with soil, stopping about 1/2 inch from the top. Run water through the soil so that it is completely wet, and drained. Then, sprinkle the grass seeds evenly on the soil, so that you can’t see the soil any more. Next, spray the seeds with the spray bottle. Last, cover with plastic wrap and set in bright, but indirect light.
The seeds should sprout in a couple of days. You can check them once a day to make sure they are still wet. If they aren’t, mist them with the spray bottle.
You need to start this project two or three weeks before Easter, so the grass can grow. You can always give it a haircut with scissors. Keep the grass watered, once it starts to grow. Once the grass is lush, and Easter morning is near, put the grass container in the basket, add some lightweight plastic eggs, or dyed Easter eggs to the top of the grass, and enjoy!