Five Steps to Creating a Living Easter Basket

easter basketWith Easter only a couple of weeks away, we thought we’d fill you in on a fun project that the whole family will want to be a part of. Instead of putting synthetic plastic in your Easter basket, why not grow real grass in there? Learn exactly how to do this and what you’ll need to make it happen below:


  • Basket
  • Garbage Bag
  • Garden Soil
  • Scissors
  • Fast Growing Grass Seed
  • Spray Bottle

Step 1: Pick out a container that you want to use for your “living Easter basket”. You’ll need something that is shallow, so that you’ll be left with plenty of room for your grass to grow out. Remember, this is your chance to be creative, so choose a container that perfectly suits you. Whether it’s a basket that’s your favorite color or one decorated with your main sport team’s logo, the decision is all yours.

Step 2: Line your basket with a garbage bag. This is what you’ll use to hold all of your soil, so make sure that you tuck the plastic into each corner of the container.

Step 3: Place your soil into the basket. While you’re filling in your container with soil, leave a small edge of the basket sticking up above the soil. Also, keep the soil as flat as possible. This will make watering much easier for you in the future. We suggest trimming any plastic that hangs over the basket, so that your basket stays looking neat.

Step 4: Sprinkle your grass seed over the soil. If you plant it very thick, you’ll end up with a full basket. On the other hand, if you only use a few seeds, your grass will come out sparse. Again, this is all based on your preference, so do whatever you feel is right.  Once you’re done with that, grab a spray bottle and water the entire surface of your soil. The seeds must stay moist, so do this every few days.

Step 5: Leave your basket near a window. Like any part of nature, your “living Easter basket” will need plenty of sunshine to survive, so keep it in a spot where it will get direct exposure to the sun. Within 10 days, you’ll start seeing your basket germinate.


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