Grow Your Own Easter Basket Grass!

posted on March 31, 2014 by  |  posted under Easter/Spring, Fun With Kids, Gardening  |  44 Comments

easter grass

Alright Ladies, I know Easter is a month away, but I wanted to share this idea with plenty of time before the big day! This happens to be my very favorite Easter tradition: Growing our own Easter grass! It is simply beautiful and makes the Easter basket look so fresh and Springy! It beats that crinkly plastic grass that gets stuck all over your house, any day!

easter grassThis is a fun and easy little project that you and your kids will love.


Potting soil
Easter Basket
Plastic Plant Saucer
Quick Grass Seed

You can find potting soil, quick grass seed and plastic plant saucers in the gardening department of most stores (or here on amazon).

easter grassTake your Easter baskets along with you, or measure them before hand. Find a plastic planter saucer that is close to the right size. Sometimes you have to squish them down in the basket to make it fit, but it still works!

easter grassFill the plastic plant saucer half way full with potting soil, then pat it down evenly over the bottom.

easter grassDump quick seed grass to cover the dirt. Once the dirt is covered work the seed down into the dirt about half an inch  with your fingers. Some of the seed will still be visible on top.

easter grassWet the dirt. Make sure there is water throughout all of the dirt, but don’t make it swim! Place your saucers in a warm sunny place indoors.

easter grassWater your grass every day, just enough to dampen the soil.

Day 3-4: your grass should be poking up through the dirt all over! It is so fun to watch the grass grow.

easter grassDay 4-6: the grass will be coming along nicely and should be thick!

easter grassDay 8-12: Your grass will reach a good height and will be ready for your Easter basket! If the grass is getting too long you can simply cut it down with a pair of scissors!

easter grassPlace it in your baskets periodically to check it’s length and see how it is sizing up.

easter grassThat fun Easter morning your grass will look perfect in your little Easter basket! The kids will be so proud!

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I generally give myself 2 weeks to grow our Easter grass. If it is too long by the big day, I trim it down to a length that looks nice. It is better to have it too long than too short 😉 When you’re done with the grass pop it out of the saucer, wash it out, and save it for next year! The potting soil and quick seed will last for a very long time, so one purchase will keep this tradition going for years to come!

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This is a tradition we look forward to every year. PLUS, it makes for some seriously adorable pictures!

I am so ready for spring! What do you say?

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    1. March 7th, 2012 at 6:13 am
      Shelley says:
      I'm DYING over how adorable this is. I'm so making this a family tradition. THANKS Lara!!!
    2. March 7th, 2012 at 6:15 am
      Nancy's Couture says:
      This is so pretty! I would have never thought to do this!!! This is going to be an NEW Easter tradition for us. Thanks for sharing with us!
    3. March 7th, 2012 at 7:46 am
      Alison says:
      This is fabulous! Then I can replant this where we have dead spots in the lawn:) So fun! Beautiful pictures too:) thanks Lara!!!
      • March 7th, 2012 at 8:06 am
        Shelley says:
        bwahahaha. too funny.
      • March 8th, 2012 at 5:45 pm
        Lara says:
        You seriously could! The quick grass seed is for filling in bald spots in your lawn! haha ;)
    4. March 7th, 2012 at 8:30 am
      cristi says:
      Love this idea! I am going to give it a try this year!!
    5. March 7th, 2012 at 10:15 am
      Missy says:
      That is SO much cuter than the plastic stuff that gets all over. And it fills the basket better - that means less junk the easter bunny has to put in it. :)
    6. March 7th, 2012 at 11:26 am
      Tiffany says:
      I just want to say that this is an awesome idea for us, who currently are residing in a town-home (until we find our special house)
      We don't have much grass, and I would not have my daughters "hunt" in the grass we do have, -- we just do egg hunting in the home or out on the patio -- But growing up I had, endless grass (so it seemed)
      How fun for my daughters and thanks for sharing!
    7. March 7th, 2012 at 7:38 pm
      Michelle says:
      Fabulous idea!! Love that this is such a "green" way to decorate an Easter plastic grass here...brilliant!!
    8. March 7th, 2012 at 9:31 pm
      Heather - Chickabug says:
      Aw! I love this! So, so much prettier (and a zillion times more eco-friendly) than plastic Easter grass! : )
    9. March 9th, 2012 at 1:22 pm
      Julie says:
      Great idea. I am going to feature your article and link to it on my site telling others to check out your site for this cute idea.
    10. March 10th, 2012 at 9:19 am
      Stephanie @ Hugs, Kisses and Snot says:
      Loving this! This would make a beautiful center piece for the Easter table. Going to Home Depot today! Thank you!!!
    11. March 11th, 2012 at 7:22 pm
      bluehenmomma says:
      I love this idea and posted my and my daughters adventure creating it today!

      Thank you so much!
    12. March 12th, 2012 at 2:07 pm
      Kim @ Plumberry Pie says:
      I wanted to do this so bad last year for a centerpiece, but I love the idea of doing it for the baskets!! Adorable! Thanks for sharing. I'll definitely be doing this!
    13. March 13th, 2012 at 11:04 pm
      Alison says:
      Darling idea!! :) I want to do this!
    14. March 14th, 2012 at 1:07 pm
      Q @ JAQS says:
      This is a lovely idea. Perfect.

      Love for you to share it at my Linky Party :) -
    15. March 17th, 2012 at 9:37 pm
      Megan@BehavioralChild says:
      Excellent idea. Thanks!
    16. March 27th, 2012 at 6:13 am
      Kate says:
      Love it! I'm featuring it in my "Top 10 Easter Ideas" @ today! Feel free to stop by and grab a button!
    17. April 6th, 2012 at 5:20 am
      Kim Wedlock says:
      This is so cute! I got a great idea from it for Earth Day, too, but I was wondring what kind of grass specifically this was? It's so gorgeous and bright green that nothing else will do for me! :D What was the brand/family that the grass is from?
    18. May 3rd, 2012 at 10:16 am
      mary peace says:
      this is a wonderful project for the youg and sad elders i cant wait to share with the youth group at the babptist church and the brewton bridge bunch!
    19. February 8th, 2013 at 5:23 pm
      Lisa says:
      You can also just use wheat. I soak my wheat in water a few days then I plant it. It sprouts as wheat grass. Looks the same.
    20. March 21st, 2013 at 9:35 am
      Nikki Howser says:
      What a clever idea-I hate that messy plastic grass, but thought about replacing it with the real stuff! I'm going out today to get the supplies, hopefully it will have time to grow!
    21. March 22nd, 2013 at 11:21 am
      Jenny says:
      What a great idea! I think this would make a great indoor plant.
    22. March 23rd, 2013 at 6:13 pm
      Peanut says:
      I thought Easter was 2 weeks away still, so I just got this started today....I probably won't have much luck in a week, huh? Also, my house is super dark, no good windows to put it by, should I put it under a light of some sort, or just hope the small amount of light from the window will work? (Probably asking these questions more for next year, since I doubt it will grow much for this year) =)
    23. March 26th, 2013 at 6:30 pm
      Katy @ Lolly Linens says:
      This is such a great idea, thank you for sharing. That baby girl is A D O R A B L E !
    24. March 27th, 2013 at 2:30 pm
      Brenda S. says:
      I am so in love with this idea! It's too late to try for this Easter but I will be all over it next year. Thanks for the awesome ideas.
    25. March 29th, 2013 at 12:39 am
      Cheryl says:
      Aaarg!! This just reminded me that I wanted to do this for this year, but toooo late! Maybe I can plant a really quick veggie sprout of some kind!! Thanks for the reminder...I will dig this out again next year!!
    26. April 3rd, 2014 at 12:07 pm
      Katie says:
      I have the most random question.....I have those exact same easter baskets that you used in these photos. I need one more and they no longer sale them. Was yours just a sample for this shoot? Would you be willing to sell it to me? I would love one more. Please let me know. Thanks! Love your blog!
    27. July 11th, 2014 at 4:58 pm
      Christine Billo says:
      I love this idea and posted my and my daughters adventure creating it today!
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