Live Easter Basket

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.

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:

 

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  • Wicker basket
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  • Plastic bag or plastic wrap
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  • Pebbles
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  • Potting soil
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  • Grass seed (any variety will work)
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  • Water
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  • Paper bag

 

Instructions:

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.

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