DIY Real Easter Grass!

Can you believe today is the 1st day of Spring? In the Ashby home the countdown is definitely on for the warm weather, water parks, shorts&tshirts, farmers tans, & summer fun!

To help the time pass, here's a fun little project for you! Its been fun having a little grass garden in my kitchen window to remind me that winter is actually over!!

I was inspired by one of my favorite blogs {I love her eggshell grass!} and this was the result! It takes 10-14 days for the grass to be ready, so if you'd like it by Easter you'd better get your grass on!:)

Here's what you'll need:

You may also want to grab a little helper--I LOVE my little helper & he LOVES helping.:)

We added a little bit of water to the potting soil to prepare it for the seeds-like Darby recommended on her blog. However, don't add too much or it will turn to mud and the seeds may not make it (ask me how I know):).

I have to admit, I'm not a "green thumb", but I figured that grass grows all over the place without any help--what do I have to lose?:)

You can pick up some grass seed anywhere garden supplies are sold.

Just put some seeds in each of your "planters":
Don't worry about covering the seeds with dirt if you don't want to--they do fine just like this!

Now pick a sunny spot for them to grow...a kitchen window works wonderfully.

Patience is surely a virtue. But don't worry, you won't have to wait too long. {10-14 days} And in the mean time, relax & enjoy a some Cadbury eggs. Mmmmmmmm.

And before you know it--you'll love what you see! These little sprouts came up after only 4 days! You go little guys!

And in 2 weeks we had grass growing all over the place!

This was the fastest, and most detailed mowing job Bob has ever done! {hee, hee}

OOh, looks great! Now what?

How about "growing" a cookie flower bouquet?!
To learn how you can hop on over to Crystal's Craft Blog on Monday March 22...I"ll be a guest blogger and I'll be showing you how I made these cute little flowers! {And I"ll share the link to download them!}

And I almost forgot! The 1st 10 people that comment on this post will win some grass seed! Yes, I'll mail you your very own seeds to plant! So you'd better hurry and make a comment!!

Happy Spring!:)


M Smith said...

Peter will think I'm lame for wanting grass seeds but I decided I don't care. :o)

Bird said...

That is such a fun idea! I love the egg shells as containers! :)

I am having an Easter party tomorrow, so this would be a great link to share?!

Hope you can make it:

See you there? :)


Anonymous said...

My son would LOVE this! Thanks for sharing.

the thrifty ba said...

i kill all living plants but i still want to try this!

Hernandez Family said...

I have a big window in my kitchen and I never know what to put in it. Grass is a great idea!

Mique (as in Mickey) said...

Me! Me! Me! I want some grass. Such a cute idea.
Can't wait to see the cookie bouquet tutorial. ;)

Unknown said...

Hey Emily!
I have been loving coming to your blog and reading on all the cool things you've got going on! You are so talented! You have such great ideas! Yay for grass!
love, Jessi:)

Alaina @ Three Ladies and a Dad said...

I would love to do this!! It is such a great idea!

Neumaisse said...

Yay! My parents used to do this with us back in the 70's and I've always done it with my kids. A)Plastic grass scares the liver out of me with the babies and choking-also I'm a vet tech and the number of pets I've seen plastic grass injuries from is terrifying. (I won't go into details, but it's nasty stuff!)
B) PRETTY! C) Enviro friendly!!


Stacey said...

Wow! I was just thinking how great an idea this is-but how I don't have any extra $ to buy some grass seed!!! That's so great! I can't wait to try it!

Susan said...

O.k., so I didn't make it in the top 10 but I must tell you what a fun and cute idea!! My little girl is so ready to plant our garden and this would make her happy until that time. Thanks for the GREAT ideas!!

{z} said...

thanks for all the great ideas. i love that your ideas are not too complicated...easy to do so i actually might even attempt them...ha!
i'm going to post about your cute owl on my blog too!
great idea btw for the grass...i've always wanted to do it...I heard wheat grass works well too!

The Blandon's said...

Cute idea! You are just full of them.
Happy Spring!

Kailey said...

I didn't make it in time! But I just discovered your blog and I have to say that you have inspired me to learn how to sew! I have always wanted to, but I've been too afraid to start. Do you have any ideas for easy beginner projects I could start with? If it's not too much trouble you could e-mail me at

Love your blog!

the beth said...

Cute idea!

Hello from #500 -- Squeeeee! :) Scrambled over via Bearable Deals's post on FB ( :)

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Ok, now I have to go out and pick up some items so I too can get started! LOL

Dermot Ronan said...

You have shared such a great idea with us. Thanks for sharing.
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