Easter Decorating with Wheat Grass and Other Natural Elements

March 30, 2015


Easter Decorating with Natural Elements

I haven't done much in the way of Easter decorating this year, probably
because we still have things in boxes from when the house was on the
market. I did find a few decorations to place around the house, but right
now my favorite Easter decoration is the mossy basket I recently put
together. You can read about how I did that here.

One nice thing about Easter decorating is that it lends itself to the use of
natural elements such as moss, bird's nests, eggs, fresh flowers and wheat grass, just
to name a few. Most of us already have these items and can put them to
use right away whenever the Easter decorating spirit strikes us.
Here are just a few examples. Pinterest is overflowing with ideas


Easter Decorating with Natural Elements
 
Easter Decorating with Natural Elements
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Easter Decorating with Natural Elements


DIY Vintage Easter Egg Cloche
 
DIY Easter Egg Cloche in Silver Bowl
 
wheat grass easter eggs | gardenista

I told you all about my grand plans to fill my DIY mossy basket, but my best laid
plans went awry. It was actually my daughter's idea -- discovered somewhere
on YouTube -- to grow wheat grass in egg shells. I was then going to fill the
basket with those eggs. Unfortunately, the wheat grass seeds I bought two
years ago seem to have "expired" because many of them just did not want to
sprout at all. Here they are, growing in a clay pot instead.



wheat grass in clay pot


As you can see, it seems that there were just as many seeds that didn't
sprout as ones that did.

wheat grass in clay pot

I was really disappointed, since my daughter and I went to all the trouble of
saving the eggshells, filling them with dirt, and spraying them with water,
just waiting for them to sprout.

hands spooning dirt into egg shells

egg shells filled with dirt

egg shells with dirt and wheat grass seeds

Unfortunately, after all that, we were left with some pretty poor excuses for wheat grass.

egg shells with dirt and wheat grass sprouts

egg shells with dirt and wheat grass sprouts

I know, it's just plain sad, isn't it?
 
So, lesson learned: make sure you have fresh seeds!

If you'd like my full tutorial on how to successfully plant ornamental wheat grass,
you can check that out here. Here's a picture just to give you an example
as to how lush and full my wheat grass plants were that year. 

ornamental wheat grass in clay pots in Ikea terrarium

Since the wheat grass-eggshell idea was a bust, I had to come up with another
 idea for filling that mossy pot. Here's what I went with instead.

mossy Easter basket filled with wheat grass and robin's eggs

I placed the potted wheat grass in the basket, then surrounded the pot
with faux robin's eggs. 

mossy Easter basket filled with wheat grass and robin's eggs 
 
 
mossy Easter basket filled with wheat grass and robin's eggs
 
mossy Easter basket filled with wheat grass and robin's eggs
 
 Not exactly the look I was originally going for, but I think I like it anyway.
 
The plan now is to buy some new wheat grass seeds. Hopefully I'll have
a much better outcome this time. Have you ever planted ornamental wheat
grass? How did it go for you?
 
It's spring break here this week for the kids so that means there's a lot to do.
And of course, Easter's on it's way! Are you ready for Easter?
What's your go-to Easter decoration?

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NanaDiana said...

That is just plain sad about your original idea...but look how cute everything turned out anyway. I love it. Happy Easter week to you. Blessings- xo Diana

handmade by amalia said...

This is very very pretty! I love the natural look and the uncluttered feel of the decorations. Lovely.
Amalia
xo

Kelly said...

I really like your new decoration! I like how you placed the grass inside the moss basket and surrounded it with eggs. Very cute! I have never grown my own before. I know you must've been very disappointed with the outcome of your egg project. But, you can just chalk that up to a learning experience. LOL!

srpprcrftr said...

Love your basket with or without grass or eggs. It was wonderful as it was when you first showed us. Great project and wonderful decoration for Spring, not just Easter. Glad you shared. Happy week

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I like it, Kathleen, and your basket is beautiful. You have also shown one of my favorite images with the two pots and the eggs. I did the wheat grass one year in pots. It grew and all but was not quite what I was hoping for when I put it together as a centerpiece. Oh well, live and learn!

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