easter bunny in wheat grass

Growing your own real Easter Grass

easter bunny in wheat grass

I have wanted to grow grass for Easter baskets, and I finally did it this year. More importantly, it truly turned out beautiful. I have a long list of crafts and DIY projects. It will take me until I am 90 before I complete them all, but I am happy to say that I can check this one off my list. And I will do it again. What screams spring more than grass?

I could see it in my mind’s eye. A beautiful basket of lush green grass, with a lovely chocolate bunny nestled in the middle. I’m so happy that this DIY came out just as I had envisioned it. This is a great thing to do with kids because it’s easy and has beautiful and gratifying results.

wheat great easter decoration


  • Container of your choice
  • Wheatgrass
  • Organic Coco Coir Potting Soil
  • Plastic to lined container if needed
  • Scissors

How to grow your Easter Grass

This is the easiest thing you will ever do with the most amazing result. 

Step 1:  

soak wheatgrass seeds for 1-2 days.

Step 2:  

Prepare your container.  I had to line my basket with plastic.  And my metal basket was lined with a terracotta pot.  I could have also used a plastic liner, but the terracotta fit perfectly.  Once your container is ready, fill it with potting soil.

wheat grass for decor
tutorial grow wheat grass easter basket
potting soil for wheat grass

Step 3:

Sow the wheatgrass in potting soil and water (make sure to keep the soil moist), place it in a sunny location and wait.  That’s it.

watering wheat grass
mcm basket for decor metal

Because you have already soaked the wheatgrass, they are plump and full of water, ready to burst and take root. The seeds should start sprouting in about 3 to 5 days.

growing wheat grass for decore
wheat grass for decoration

then the magic happens

grow wheat grass dessert dish
centerpieces with wheat grass
wheat grass for table

Once it starts growing, it will keep growing, and at some point, your will need to trim your grass. Wheatgrass is full of nutrients and can be grown to eat.

growing wheat grass trimming
easter tablescape
Easter grass grown in dessert glasses on my Easter table.
easter bunny in wheat grass

I added a chocolate bunny and some eggs to the mcm metal basket.  Of all the containers this one was my favorite, it reminded me of a Martha Stewart cover.  It’s not exactly the same, but you can see the resemblance.  The shamrocks in Martha’s basket are amazing maybe I will try that next year.

martha stewart green basket

I’m so happy with the way they turned out.  Timing is everything for this craft, you need to give yourself 4 weeks to get these results, but they are absolutely worth it.