Monday, March 5, 2012

Resurrection Planter

We are starting to prepare our home to celebrate Easter!  It is certainly one of the most important holidays our family celebrates!  We are so thankful that God sent Jesus to this earth to pay the penalty for our sins on the cross so we can have eternal life with Him!  Nothing we can do, be, or say will earn our way into heaven except for believing in Jesus!  That kind of grace is definitely worth celebrating every day!!!!

On Saturday morning as I was perusing Pinterest I found the inspiration to create a resurrection planter with Josiah.  (p.s. I don't know who to give credit to because the pin only had a google user reference; it didn't point me back to a specific link).  We were both so excited about it that we didn't waste any time putting it together!

Resurrection Planter Supply List: 
  • bowl shaped planter ($1 hanging planter at the Dollar Store--we just removed the strings to hang it)
  • small terra cotta pot (for the tomb)
  • small rocks (vase filler rocks) to put in front of the tomb
  • small rocks to place around the tomb to keep soil in place
  • large rock to cover the tomb
  • grass seed ($2.50 Walmart)
  • potting soil ($5 Walmart)
  • small twigs and twine
  • hot glue gun and glue
Here are step by step pictures of us putting it together! 

Dump soil in the bowl.

Place "tomb" in bowl after bowl is about half filled with soil. 

  Create a hill around the "tomb".  Add and pat down soil. 

 Place small path rocks and other rock around and in front of the "tomb." 

Make three crosses out of small sticks, hot glue, and twine. 

Place crosses in back of planter. (Note:  This was the first cross we made...the sticks were too big, so we had to redo it with smaller sticks.  But we are repurposing this cross in another planter). 

Plant grass and cover with a layer of soil. 

 A snapshot of how our planter looks with the "tomb" uncovered. 

View of planter with "tomb" covered. 

Water grass seeds with small water sprayer. 

"It is finished!" 

Well almost, finished...gotta clean up our mess! 

We are excited for the grass to grow in our Resurrection Planter!  We will enjoy this very special Easter table centerpiece all season long!  It will be a great reminder of the real meaning of Easter! 

Josiah is pretty excited about trimming the grass when it grows! And he has already been acting the Resurrection story with his little figurines :) 

More Easter decorating and celebration ideas to follow in the days ahead! 

 P.s. Did you notice the wardrobe change?  Josiah got ready for bed throughout the process, as well :)  

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  1. Girl, that is neat! What a great visual to be able to talk about and teach Josiah about Christ's great and loving atonement for our sins. Love you!

    1. Thank you! We had so much fun doing it together and talking about it! You should make one! :)

  2. What a great idea! Darla

    1. Thanks! No grass growing yet...but hopefully soon :)

  3. I appreciate the directions for this, thank you!

    1. You are very welcome! The grass hasn't sprouted yet but we are already enjoying it :)Blessings upon you during this Easter season!

  4. We are doing ours next week! Love the tutorial!