Thursday, April 14, 2011

Crafting with my kids: Peat Pot Easter Baskets and Wheat grass

It's just about Friday and the wheat grass we planted on the weekend is ready for a haircut.  This is the second year we have planted wheat grass and I think we are going to make it an annual tradition. This time, we soaked the wheat berries for a day or so before planting.

We also worked on some peat pot Easter baskets.  About a month ago, Kim over at the Musings of Kim K put together a wonderful post on decorated peat pot Easter baskets (you must check them out!). It had me looking a peat pots in an entirely different way and completely inspired. My girls created these baskets themselves.


Watching paint dry



Have a lovely weekend,


12 comments:

  1. Your peat pot baskets are simply wonderful!! I love all the different ways your girls decorated them. Super cute handle with the butterfly bead. Too fun!

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  2. we are growing wheat grass for Easter this year, too ~ our first try & am hoping it'll work & be ready in time :)

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  3. How cute are those Easter baskets?! I love the wheat grass, too, but my cat would just eat it :)

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  4. Your baskets look like fun. I tried wheat grass last year, but all I grew was mold. :)

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  5. They look so wonderful!
    Have a sweet day!

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  6. I also planted wheat grass for Easter but still no signs of it ... hm ... what might be wrong?
    The Easter baskets are great!

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  7. Hi KJ
    Tori and I have ours painted but not decorated yet! Yours look really pretty...I know that your girls had a ball painting and decorating. Love the wheat grass project...What a great spring idea to add to your decor.

    Have a great weekend...
    Cindy

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  8. where does one get wheat grass seed? cause those pots are so cute! i'd love to make some!

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  9. Thanks for the kind feedback folks.
    Michele - I use these hard wheat berries

    http://www.bobsredmill.com/hard-red-wheat-berries.html
    simply because they were the only ones I could find. I spak them for 24 hours and then put them on the surface of soil in a pot or a container with drainage and water twice a day. In about 7 days you will have tall grass. While growing, wheat grass does not like to be disturbed so after it is in the pots the kids shouldn't poke at it, just keep it most.

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  10. I just love this idea so much :)
    Saving it for the "future kids" file !
    Thanks SO much for your sweet comments at Crisp Interiors.
    You have a gorgeous blog and SUCH perfect pictures!
    -Emily

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  11. Those little pot baskets are too fun!

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  12. Those pots are SO cute!
    I'm a kindergarten teacher, and we grow wheat grass every Spring and paint pots for Mother's Day. :-)
    Love yours!
    ~Bec

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