Thursday, April 10, 2014

Grow Easter Grass in One Week

Okay, Easter is just around the corner, but there's still time.

Time to grow some wheat grass.

It looks so cute decorating your Easter baskets and takes about a week to grow. A week!

Easter cuteness!

This is what you need to grow wheat grass on paper towels:

  • 1 c of hard red wheat (don't use dry pack wheat--it won't sprout)
  • Paper towels
  • Paper plates
  • Spray bottle
  • Cute Easter tins or baskets

1. Pour the wheat kernels into a Mason jar and fill with water; soak for 24 hours. They will start to sprout a little.

Soaking wheat kernels

2. Depending on what you want to decorate, cut a couple of shapes to fit your baskets or tins. I found some round Easter tins at the dollar store, so I cut out a few circles out of paper towels and laid them out on a paper plate. You'll need a couple of pieces for the bottom and a couple pieces on top.

Paper plate + paper towels

3. Spritz the bottom paper towels with water. Spread some seeds on the paper towels, then place a second layer of paper towels on top and spritz well. For the next 48 hours, spritz the paper towels several times a day, trying not to let the paper towels go dry.

Spread the wheat

4. Transfer the plate to a sunny spot, keeping the paper towel on top still and spritzing a couple times a day. You will begin to see some sprouts!

5. Once you see green, then you can remove the top paper towel. Keep growing and spritzing till you get the length you want. The roots will have intertwined themselves into the bottom paper towel and you should be able to move easily.

6. Place the grass in your Easter tin and decorate with Easter eggs and cute fuzzy chicks.

Easter reveal

You will die from cuteness overload. And you can trim the wheat grass later and blend it in a smoothie. It's a two-fer!

Happy Easter!


  1. Are you kidding me!? That is so cute!! I wish I had some wheat:( Thank you for sharing another incredible idea!

  2. I love wheat grass for the fact that it grows so fast! That stuff is amazing!

    We do little "fairy gardens" in a pot outside for the girls every year. Wheat grass is a staple in the design of our fairy gardens.

    Thanks for sharing this cute idea.

  3. Adorable! Brings back memories of Easter as a child. Great Idea to use wheat! (Would never of thought of that!)
    Have a Happy & Blessed Easter :)


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