Can you believe it’s already just a few short days away from Easter? This week for Christians is incredibly emotional – recounting Jesus’ last days here on earth, his painful torture and death on the cross and being laid to rest in the tomb. But yet…there’s hope!
On the third day He rose from the grave and defeated death once and for all! We have every reason to be filled with joy and celebrate! He has risen! Hallelujah! The Lamb has overcome!
This beautiful story of faith is what inspired our spring craft recently at our church’s moms group. We choose to create resurrection gardens and they turned out so nicely, I thought I’d share them with you today.
We did see this idea on Pinterest, so I can’t take total credit for it. But we improvised a bit to make it our own.
For starters, we used some fake plants! LOL!
I know that sort of seems like cheating in even calling it a garden, but trust me, we did actually grow SOMETHING, so bear with me here.
Here’s what we used for this craft:
- 3″ faux terra cotta pot
- 12″ faux terra cotta round base
- craft moss
- faux succulents
- small sticks (we broke apart a wooden grapevine into several small pieces)
- grass seed
- potting soil
We got everything we needed for this craft at the dollar store. When planning a big project out for 40+ women, we needed to stick to a tight budget, and getting some faux options was the way to go! Super affordable!
We made simple crosses out of two small sticks that were wound together in the center with twine.
Then we centered our small pot on its side in the middle of the round base.
Adding dirt around the pot created a “mound” or cave effect, similar to the tomb’s entrance.
Then we filled in the front of the base with moss, rocks and succulents. (No watering necessary there.)
Along the back dirt mound, we sprinkled our grass seed and mixed it into the soil a bit.
Then we stuck our wooden crosses next to the mound and we were finished.
With a little water and sunlight, these resurrection gardens would be sprouting grass by Easter! (See, I told you we actually grew something!)
Mine has actually taken off quite nicely in my craft room’s window sill. And my kids have been the ones remembering to water it, not me!
These turned out so pretty, and for a group craft project, it was really fun to do together. I’m very blessed to do life with such amazing women.
I pray that you have a very blessed Resurrection Sunday friends! Happy Easter!