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On a cold, blustery day back in February, I decided to force grass to grow in a container for an upcoming gathering I planned to host.

Unfortunately, the gathering was two weeks away and my grass was nowhere near ready by the time the party rolled around.

But it did provide a bright spot through the remainder of the dreary winter days and gave me the perfect centerpiece for some Easter ideas!

You could easily use wheat grass (available at most grocery stores) to recreate the same thing without spending weeks tending faithfully to growing grass!

Line a tray or container with garbage bags or plastic.

Line a tray or container with garbage bags or plastic.

 

grass tray full of dirt

Fill the tray almost to the top with potting soil.

 

I used a bag of grass seed we had left over from last summer and threw in a few flower seeds.

I used a bag of grass seed we had left over from last summer and threw in a few flower seeds.

 

And liberally sprinkled over the potting soil. Cover with a thin layer of soil then water thoroughly.

Liberally sprinkled over the potting soil. Cover with a thin layer of soil then water thoroughly.

 

It took almost two weeks for little shoots of green to begin appearing. The keys to making the grass grow are water, warmth and light. Keep the soil moist , and if you don't have a warm place to sit the grass in natural light, you can use an electric light or  heat lamp.

It took almost two weeks for little shoots of green to begin appearing. The keys to making the grass grow are water, warmth and light. Keep the soil moist , and if you don’t have a warm place to set the grass in natural light, you can use an electric light or heat lamp.

Once it started to grow, it really took off.

Once it started to grow, it really took off.

And become the perfect place to tuck a few eggs.

And became the perfect place to tuck a few eggs.

I love the contrast of the grass, the metal tray, and the soft colors of the eggs.

I love the contrast of the grass, the metal tray, and the soft colors of the eggs.

I think even the Easter Bunny would approve.

I think even the Easter Bunny would approve.

She Who Enjoyed Watching the Grass Grow

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I know this is just going to knock your socks off, but all this week I’ll be posting some fun and simple ideas for Easter treats.

This one took me all of five minutes to do from getting out the supplies to snapping the photo.

These little Peep houses could make a fun centerpiece, a place setting decoration or whimsical touch to a buffet.

Ingredients. The alien green pile on the plate is shredded coconut tinted green (in case you were wondering).

 

Put frosting in a ziploc bag and snip off the corner for mess-free piping. Then line up your graham cracker and "glue" together with frosting. You need two for the sides, one for the back and one split in half for the top.

 

When you get it all together, the house will look like this. Please ignore the fact that my crackers are all irregular in shape. Someone who shall remain nameless and blameless may have dropped said crackers and busted 'em up good.

 

Sprinkle the alien coconut in the bottom of the house, nestle in the Peep and toss a few jellybeans around the outside and ta-da! You've got a fun little Peep House!

She Who Should Never Eat Another Peep

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