Why not do something different for Easter this year and create a Grass Centerpiece filled with colorful eggs and bunnies that your friends and family will love! Let me show you how easy this project is.
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Spring and Easter Grass Centerpiece
Last year, a few weeks before Easter, I went to Hobby Lobby looking for something different to use as an Easter centerpiece for our family dinner. I found a few ideas but they all involved fake grass mats, which wasn't what I had in mind.
My idea was to use a a real grass centerpiece but wasn't sure how it go about creating one. I asked my husband if he thought we could plant real grass in a container and then I could decorate around it.
Easter Grass Centerpiece
Every year, we plant our Resurrection Garden with grass seeds, why not work on an Easter Grass Centerpiece project?
I already had this great galvanized trough that I usually fill with seasonal items so he suggested we just fill it with dirt and plant grass seeds! It was the best idea and I loved how pretty our grass centerpiece looked with the table set for Easter last year.
What Type of Grass for Centerpieces to Plant
When we first did our project, we used Kentucky Blue Grass seeds. It resulted in a beautiful thick grass and grew rather quickly. A few other types of grass to plant are:
- Ryegrass - this variety also grows rather fast.
- Wheat Grass - another great variety to plant indoors. It's also used as a common grass houseplant...who knew?
- Bermuda Grass - can withstand growing in colder climates, which is great because we need to start our planter a few weeks before Easter.
There's really not much you need to put this together. Find a container that you want to use as the centerpiece. I already had this amazing galvanized trough so it was perfect for our project.
- Galvanized Trough
- Heavy duty plastic bag - to line the container you're using. I didn't want the dirt and water to ruin my container. And if you don't protect the container, the water might seep out causing issues on your tabletop.
- Potting soil
- Popsicle sticks
- Plastic Wrap
Step 1: Prep the Container
You want to make sure that whichever container you choose to use that it's waterproof. You don't want water dripping all over the place as you water your grass seed every day.
If the container you're using is not waterproof, make sure you line it with a heavy duty garbage bag. We chose to cut a heavy duty garbage bag to fit inside the galvanized container.
Step 2: Add the Dirt
Now, add the dirt. We used just regular potting soil that was leftover from the previous summer.
Step 3: How to Plant the Grass Seed
Then sprinkle the grass seed on top. We used Kentucky Bluegrass Seeds because I wanted a pretty grass. We planted a lot of seed too...I wanted the container to be thick with grass.
Using a spray bottle, lightly spray the grass seed and dirt. Then place a few popsicle sticks down the center of the container. Finally, add a piece of plastic wrap on top. You're creating a greenhouse effect.
Place the container in front of a window that gets a ton of sunlight. You want the grass to grow quickly! Lift up the plastic wrap daily to spritz everything with water, then cover again until you see grass starting to grow. You can remove the popsicle sticks and plastic wrap at that point.
Step 4: How to Trim the Grass
Here's our container filled with beautiful grass. You can use it just as is for your centerpiece or you can trim it, which is what I chose to do. You're going to want to trim it just a few days before Easter though because it will continue to grow!
Step 5: How to Decorate with a Real Grass Centerpiece
Now comes the fun part...decorating with your real grass centerpiece! I chose to place speckled wooden eggs and a ceramic bunny on top of the real grass.
If you have young children at home, you can even dye eggs and place them directly in and around the grass.
I also found some cute grapevine wreaths with eggs to look like nests.
Here's a fun overhead photo for you to see the grass with the bunny and eggs.
Step : How to Set the Table with the Grass Centerpiece
Here's another view of the table completely set on Easter Morning. My glass containers are filled with colored paper and more of the speckled wooden eggs.
I also used fun colorful paper napkins with cupcake liners on top that held the egg place card holders I created. I placed candy marshmallow bunnies on top of the kid's plates as a little treat for them.
This is one of my favorite centerpieces and I can't wait to see how this year's grass grows...yes, it's already planted!
A few other Fun Easter Projects:
- How to Make a Resurrection Garden
- How to Make Easter Egg Place Cards
- Fun Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs
- Pretty Spring Wreaths for the Front Door