To Do Tuesday! Guest Blog- Spring Planters!

Welcome Spring With This Quick and Easy DIY Grass Planter

Get your “green on” and give a warm springtime hug to yourself or to someone special with this fun eco-friendly planter.


Decorative Container

Garden or Potting Soil

*Pebbles – Only necessary if your container does not have drainage holes.

Rye Grass Seeds – Rye grass is very inexpensive, and is readily available at Walmart, Kmart, Lowes, Home Depot and similar stores. You can substitute any type of grass, or if you’re feeling kinda swanky, try using wheat kernels.



Fill and level your container with soil, leaving just about 1 to 2 inches of space at the top. If your container doesn’t have drainage holes, this is where you’ll want to put in a 1 inch layer of pebbles; then top with soil.

Next, sprinkle a solid layer (don’t be stingy) of grass seeds over soil.

Cover seeds with ¼ inch of soil.

Then water till moist; but not soggy. To keep your soil and seeds from drying out; try watering daily, then adjust as necessary.

Set your planter in a sunny windowsill or for those living in warmer climates, outside in the sun.

You should see sprouts in 5 to 10 days.

BONUS – This project also makes an “artfully “organic Easter basket. Start seedlings at least three weeks before Easter and use a container that easily fits into your basket. After the grass has grown a few inches, place it into your basket. The Easter Bunny will do the rest.

– Happy Easter!

Nikola Hartmann is a thrifty gal who believes in “Living Well For Less”. Please visit her blog, Live Well For Less and follow her on Twitter.

A Big Thank You to Nikola for this wonderful To Do Tuesday! What a fun project for us all to do! I encourage all of my readers to get out and plant your Spring Time Planters today!


  1. Anonymous says:

    These are so cute and Fun!


  2. mommymommymommy says:

    Just getting back from Friday follow!

    Thanks for joining my blogs!

  3. This looks like such a great idea! My son will love making one of these.

  4. Midday Escapades says:

    Wow, those are so cute. I love pastel colors.

    I am visiting and following from Friday Follow! Better late than never, right? Hope your week is going well so far and see you again on Friday.

    ~ Lynn

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