Easter Planter Display

Morning!

So the next thing that I tell you will either go completely over your head, or you may be able to relate. Have you seen Les Miserables? Have you heard One Day More? Does it randomly get stuck in your head? I wake up singing it sometimes, it pops into my head at random times throughout random days, and then it stays put for awhile. It seems to always be ‘one day more’ of One Day More.

I haven’t been able to decide if it’s a good or a bad thing yet. It could be a much worse song. I went through a phase of having this song from Land Before Time stuck in my head all day every day for about a week and I actually got scared that it would never go away and I would slowly lose my mind. So. One Day More. I like the song. I mean, come on, it really is a great one. But. Even too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. I’ll let you know if it becomes a problem. In the meantime though, try your hardest not to worry about this extreme situation I’m in 😉

Easter Planter Display

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I have been wanting to do this planter display for so long, and finally the time has come. Easter! My pastor makes such a good point every year: don’t rush over Good Friday, it’s an important part, but as Christians we definitely look forward to Easter Sunday! This planter is something neat you can leave out over Passion Week to see the grass grow and serve as a

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important reminder of what Jesus did for us!! He gave His life for ours. He paid our debt with His blood. I encourage you to take a minute (AT LEAST) to think about the reality of that. I think we all get so used to hearing this piece of history that we can become desensitized to what it actually means for Him to love us so much!

Have you ever needed forgiveness? Have you ever sinned? Have you ever given up on somebody after their 5th, 10th, 100th chance? Jesus doesn’t. And in fact, knowing all of our faults, and mistakes, and flaws He still chose to trade His life for ours. He loves all of us that much.

Have you accepted Him as your Savior? It’s free, thanks to Him!

What You Need:

  • Large Terra Cotta bowl (or a wanna-be one from the $1 store made out of plastic)
  • Mini Terra Cotta pot
  • Medium sized round-ish rock that is approximately the size of the mini terra cotta pot’s opening
  • Lots of little rocks
  • Dirt
  • Chia pet kit, or some ‘grow-grass yourself kit’ that contains the following (you could also try acquiring the 2 items separately, however, I have not done it that way):
    • Vermiculite (supports root growth)
    • Grass Seeds
  • Sticks from a tree for the crosses
  • Thick sting
  • Glue gun (optional)

Instructions:

Step 1: Scoop a bunch of dirt in the large pot. Half way through, set the mini terra cotta pot on its side and build a mound of dirt over it. Don’t cover the opening. Leave half of the large pot (the part outside of the mini terra cotta pot’s opening) at a lower level of dirt. Also, leave a few inches from the top.

Step 2: Add the medium sized rocks to the side of the mini terra cotta pot’s opening (this represents the rock the angel rolled away from the entrance of Jesus’ tomb). Add all the small rocks to the lower level of dirt area (the part outside of the mini terra cotta pot’s opening).

Step 3: Spread the vermiculite generously over the rest of the exposed dirt area (i.e. the mound).

Step 4:  Break the branches into 6 pieces for the 3 crosses. You want the vertical pieces to be longer than the horizontal pieces. I made the cross in the center a little larger than the other two (these represent Jesus the two thieves on the cross). Put a dab of hot glue to glue the pieces together and then wrap the string around where the pieces intersect and stick them into the dirt.

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Step 5: Sprinkle the grass seeds all over the vermiculite. Make sure to water the seeds everyday.

Step 6: Let it grow! <– another song that always gets stuck in my head from The Lorax (it’s worth it though)


 

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