How to Make a Tabletop Easter Resurrection Garden

We're calling it: Easter eggs are out, and resurrection gardens are in. This is the season for creating a long-lasting resurrection garden that you can admire well after the Easter season. It's a meaningful DIY project perfect for the entire family, and the end result is a gorgeous table centerpiece or gift that represents the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is an easy, at-home project that you can do on the patio, porch, or even on the kitchen table (just put a towel or paper down to protect the surface). It's also a great project for anyone – no need to have a green thumb or a degree in crafts to do this with kids or even a grandparent. Read on to learn how to make a tabletop Easter Resurrection garden of your own.

Ivy Odom with her Tabletop Easter Resurrection Garden
Southern Living

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Potting Soil
  • Shallow, Wide-Base Pot
  • Small Pot
  • Moss
  • Rock
  • Rye Grass Seed
  • 3 Homemade Crosses

How to make a tabletop resurrection garden:

  1. Fill your shallow, wide-base pot with potting soil; this will be the foundation for your garden.
  2. Place the small pot inside of the wide-base pot on its side, and fill half of it with the soil – this small container represents the empty tomb.
  3. Have some fun with the moss. Place it around the tomb and garden for an earthy look; this is where you can customize your garden and get really creative with it.
  4. Insert your three crosses behind the tomb, this of course, is Jesus' cross along with the two prisoners we read about in the Bible. You can buy three crosses or make them out of twigs and yarn.
  5. Place the rock beside the empty tomb. This is the rock that Jesus rolled away to leave the tomb when he rose from the dead.
  6. Finish it off by sprinkling with rye grass seed and extra greenery for a truly remarkable garden.

Why we love this project:

This is a great Easter project to make memories with your family, and it's a sentimental reminder of the true meaning of Resurrection Day. It's inexpensive, easy, and very special. Be sure to give it a try and let us know what you think.

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