How to Make a Live Wheatgrass Easter Basket

When Easter rolls around, nestle goodies in the real stuff. Wheatgrass springs up quick as a bunny in just 10 days, and it's sweeter and more eco-friendly than artificial fillers.

wheatgrass with foam ducklings in easter basket

This Easter basket idea is overflowing with creativity—and natural elements like wheatgrass. If you don't want to sprout it yourself, simply buy a flat and trim it to your container. When the big-eared guy hops into town, you can put all your eggs—or a flock of downy ducklings—in one earth-friendly basket. Extra eco-friendly tip: For an alternative basket filling that you can recycle, cut inexpensive colored or natural kraft paper into thin ribbons with shredding scissors.

What You'll Need


  • Gardening soil
  • Tray
  • Basket
  • Assorted ribbon, decorative flowers and ducklings (optional)
  • Wheatgrass seeds (Easy Peasy Wheatgrass Seeds)
  • Spray bottle (Arctic Eagle "Amber" Glass Spray Bottle)
  • Foam Ducklings (B&J Florist Supply Company)


  1. Buy seeds and soak for six to 12 hours.

  2. spray bottle illustration grass seed germination

    Set the seeds atop 1/2 to 1 inch of moist soil in a tray; set it inside your basket. Cover and keep it out of the light. But be sure to spray daily with water. When grass is 1 to 2 inches tall, uncover and move to indirect sunlight.

  3. Continue spraying daily. The seeds should germinate in about two days, and grow to 6 inches in a week and a half. Optional: Embellish basket for presentation with ribbon and decorative add-ons as pictured.

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