Easy Spring Grass Centerpiece

by Kimba on March 28, 2011

in Crafty Stuff,In the Garden,Seasonal Projects

Hello, sweet friends! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Ours was spent hiding indoors from Old Man Winter who made a very unwelcome return. Doesn’t he know it’s spring? I’m ready for some sunshine, people!

But lucky for me, I had some spring inside the house because, last week, I started growing some grass to use in an Easter centerpiece. This was a fun, easy project to do with the kids because you can’t screw it up and the grass sprouts super fast.

All you need are some containers, potting soil and seeds.

I used wheat grass because I happened to have some on hand. You can usually find it at heath food stores and places like Whole Foods and Trader Joes. I’ve heard that it’s super healthy and people use it in smoothies, but I just grow it to look at. If you don’t have any wheat grass, you can use regular rye grass. It works just as well but sprouts a bit slower.

Cover your soil with a generous layer of seeds and a very light coating of top soil. Give it some water and keep the soil moist. Depending on the type of seed you used, they will sprout in 2-4 days. Then just keep watering it and trim as necessary.

In 7-10 days, you’ll have a container of lush springy grass.

My older son said that this one looked like a head. I agree.

Now if only someone would invent a teeny-tiny lawnmower, because sometimes your grass centerpiece needs a little trim.

Until then, you can use a pair of scissors or, do what I did, and give it a trim with your electric knife.

Perfect.

This isn’t my first time around the block with wheat grass. A couple of years ago, I grew it in my apothecary jars.

And I left my centerpieces plain, but you can dress them up with all sorts of spring-y-ness.

Maybe with butterflies like Urban Comfort?

Or peeps like Gather and Nest?

Or with gerbera daisies like Floral Verde?

Have you checked out Centsational Girl’s Fair Weather Forum?

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{ 25 comments }

1 Carmel March 28, 2011 at 8:18 am

I love this – so perfect for Spring! I know what you mean about Old Man Winter. I so wish he would just leave already!
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2 Kymberly March 28, 2011 at 8:53 am

Lovely! I’ve been wanting to try this and now you’ve inspired me!

3 Micki March 28, 2011 at 9:28 am

I love this! My mother-in-law grew some wheatgrass last spring and it was just so fresh + fun! When the blades grew long, she’d “squash” them down to make the blades spread out. It had such a great modern look! I’ll have to add this to my planting day soon…

4 Sherrie March 28, 2011 at 9:48 am

What a great way to bring spring indoors!
Have a beautiful day!

5 Sandy @ RE March 28, 2011 at 10:27 am

It’s so easy and springy! Anything “fresh” in the house gets me so excited for spring :) (Here’s my post last year for Easter: http://reluctantentertainer.com/2010/03/easter-centerpiece-4-76/)

Love ya, Kimba! Happy Monday!
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6 Marci@OvercomingBusy March 28, 2011 at 10:42 am

I totally forgot about this idea! The kids did it last year at bible school and loved it. I have a great Easter pail that will look awesome with some grass! It will be a great project for the kids.

7 Heather March 28, 2011 at 11:16 am

I absolutely love how this looks. I am planning to do this as part of the centerpieces at my parent’s 40th anniversary party! So cool!!

8 Rondell March 28, 2011 at 11:40 am

So cute, I’ll have to try that, winter is here too but just in cold, chilly weather alot of sun but still cold!

Rondell

9 Joy March 28, 2011 at 11:59 am

Good morning Emma. You made me smile with your lovely green wheat grass.
- Joy

10 melissa @ the inspired room March 28, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Cute Kimba! I mean, the grass centerpiece is cute. You are too. Doh.

Love the idea of growing some grass. My husband is allergic to grass. I wonder if it would be enough to make him all sneezy? I might take my chances and try it ;-)

Happy spring!
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11 EthnicGirlFun March 28, 2011 at 12:37 pm

These are very pretty!
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12 Richella at Imparting Grace March 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I’m ready to be done with Old Man Winter, too! I don’t think spring in North Carolina has ever been this much of a tease.

I LOVE–absolutely love–that photo of your trimming your grass with an electric knife. For sure that picture’s worth a thousand words. :)
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13 Dana @Cooking At Cafe D March 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Oooh, I have the perfect container for grass!
Thanks!
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14 Stacey March 28, 2011 at 1:29 pm

So cute – my 8 year old would love doing this!
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15 Traci March 28, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Beautiful. Easy. Love it!

Thanks Kimba.

Love,
Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

16 Summer March 28, 2011 at 8:23 pm

How long did your grass last when you grew it in your apothecary jar?

17 Kimba March 29, 2011 at 9:22 am

Hi Summer! The grass in my apothecary jars lasted for at least a month, if not longer. I just trimmed it every once in a while to keep it healthy.

18 Jess March 29, 2011 at 9:07 am

Great Idea. Love the grass with the butterflies. So pretty! Wishing spring would get here too. Sick of snow and chilly cold days.

19 Doreen@RedesignbyGrace March 29, 2011 at 7:27 pm

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20 Emily @ ReMarkable Home March 30, 2011 at 12:31 am

I did a baby shower tea party with wheat grass centerpieces. They were a big hit and the post has been a big hit on my blog. I am thinking it would be super fun to do the chalkboard painted bowls for grass heads for my kids! Thanks for the idea!
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21 Jessie March 30, 2011 at 10:35 am

I’d love to do that – but my cat would love it too, and he keeps it mowed a little too short! lol

The apothecary jars would work great though, they’re a bit more cat-proof. Great ideas!

22 Jen March 30, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Thank you sooo much for this! I have been trying to find something bright and springy to grow indoors tried some low sun flowers but they started dying. Never thought about grass! What about light??

23 Corinne March 30, 2011 at 8:55 pm

What a fantastic idea! I will be doing this tomorrow! Thank you so much for the inspiration. Please visit me anytime at twogingerprinces.blogspot.com
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24 emily @ the happy home March 31, 2011 at 2:32 pm

stumbled over from centsational girl– i’m HORRIBLE at keeping plants alive, but that’s so cute! i love it!
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25 Anu@MyDreamCanvas April 1, 2011 at 2:23 am

Wow, this looks lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.
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