A living Easter basket
is a greener way to celebrate the holiday. Forget that tangled plastic grass that usually lines Easter baskets, and instead, grow fresh, living grass as a cushion for decorated eggs and treats. Since grass takes a few weeks to grow, now is the time to start planting so you'll have a lush grass-lined basket in time for Easter.
To make a living Easter basket, you will need:
- Wicker basket
- Plastic bag or plastic wrap
- Potting soil
- Grass seed (any variety will work)
- Paper bag
Line the base of the basket with plastic and add a layer of pebbles for drainage. Add an inch or two of potting soil and sprinkle grass seed over the soil. Finish with a light layer of soil over the seeds. Water thoroughly and cover the basket with a paper bag. The seeds will take a few days to germinate. Once the grass sprouts, remove the bag and place the basket in a sunny location. Water regularly, and in a few weeks you'll have an Easter basket lined with live grass!
Your living Easter basket
is a great spring project to do with kids, and the finished product makes a wonderful table centerpiece for displaying dyed eggs.