DIY Personalized Easter Buckets {with Real Grass}

DIY Easter Buckets {with real grass!}

I realize I’m a little too late for the real grass part tutorial for you grow it in time for this Easter (sorry!), but you can “Pin” it to do next year! And you can grow some in mini pots to use as decorative grass for a window or mantel, which I’m also doing! Not to mention, I used organic wheatgrass, so if you really want to, you could run it through a juicer and drink it. :) (Not my plan but you totally can).

DIY Easter Buckets {with real grass!}

I found the cute buckets and little black pots at Target and ordered Todd’s Seeds organic wheatgrass, from Amazon. I followed these instructions on the Todd’s Seeds website (<–open link for details on how to sprout and plants your seeds!), with minor modifications since I grew it in buckets/pots instead of a tray (see pictorial below…I used paper towels on top in place of the newspaper suggested in the instructions).

My kindergartener has been learning about the lifecycle of a seed at school so it was great timing for growing our own grass. This stuff grows FAST! I started sprouting in water it on April 2 which took two days. I planted on April 3 and by April 7 it was growing! By the 14th it looked like it does in the main pictures of this post, so it’s roughly a 2 week process.

DIY Easter Buckets {with real grass!}

Then I downloaded this cute bunny from the Silhouette store. I didn’t use the tail and I added my kid’s names in the design and then cut on vinyl using my Silhouette CAMEO. I used transfer paper to put it on the buckets. Then I just rolled pipe cleaners and hot glued them on the pail.

DIY Easter Buckets {with real grass!}

DIY Easter Buckets {with real grass!}

DIY Easter Buckets {with real grass!}

Happy crafting!

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About By Dawn Nicole

Dawn is the DIY & Lifestyle blogger/Graphic Designer behind By Dawn Nicole. She is a mom of 3 who believes in "throwing kindness around like confetti". While Dawn loves all things creative, she has a passion for hand-lettered typography. A clean-eating foodie who loves cooking as much as a a good long outdoor run, she believes in balance and rarely lets a day go by without dark chocolate and over-caffeinating. She is also a contributor to the Silhouette Blog, Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke, and The Pinning Mama .

Comments

  1. Hi. What size did you make the bunny? How did you cut the bunny without the tail?
    Thanks

    • Hi Melissa, I measured out the bucket front and decided it would be best to be just under 3″ tall. To delete the bunny tail, just select the shape in your Silhouette Software, go up the menu bar and under “Object” click “ungroup”. That will separate the shapes so you can just use the bunny outline. :) Does that make sense?

      • Yes, I’m going to try this morning! I need to complete the kids Easter baskets.
        Thank you for your quick response :)

  2. Super duper cute! I’m actually working on some Easter bags right now, too. Such a fun way to spruce them up with the Silhouette.

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