How to Make an Easter Garden

Hello, sweet friends. I'm so glad to see you today! I've got a beautiful little craft to share with you that will be a wonderful reminder of the reason for this Easter season. Oh, sure, the Easter egg hunts and bunnies and chicks are so much fun to celebrate, but the real treasure is in the Resurrection. Let me show you just how easy it is to make your own Easter Garden to reflect on the empty tomb.
How to make an Easter Garden
I saw one of these over at my friend, Christe's, house awhile back. She said she had made it after seeing one posted online here . I loved hers so much, I wanted to make one also. Christe even said she had leftover moss that I could have. I just needed to gather a few more supplies.

Here's what I used:
sheet moss, large terra cotta saucer, small terra cotta pot, 2 styrofoam half-sphere, 1 small block styrofoam, newspaper or other stuffing, 1 large round rock, other assorted rocks, sticks and twine to make the crosses, hot glue gun.
Easter Garden
Start by setting the pot on its side near the center of the saucer, placing the styrofoam around it and gluing in place, if desired. I rounded off the brick of styrofoam and glue the cut piece on top.
How to make an Easter Garden
Cut moss in sections and glue some in place in front of the "tomb".
How to make an Easter Garden
Use some of the paper to form a "hill" behind the "tomb".
How to make an Easter Garden
Cover the tomb and hill with moss, gluing it down where needed to secure it.
Three Crosses on Easter Garden
Using the sticks and twine, form three crosses and poke through the moss into the styrofoam to secure. You may need to make small cuts in the moss first to avoid breaking your crosses. (I found that out the hard way, in case you were wondering.)
Easter Garden
Place rocks around the "tomb" and lean the large round stone against the entrance. I placed a flat stone inside also.
Three Crosses on Easter Garden
I think candles or tea lights would be a nice touch too. Perhaps the battery-operated ones would be the safest with the moss.
Easter Garden Tutorial
Every time I look at this pretty little Easter Garden, I am reminded of my Savior's love for us, of Jesus' power over death and the His promise of eternal life when we place our trust in Him.
Easter Garden Tutorial

Easter Garden Tutorial
Set on our kitchen table, it becomes a conversation starter with the kids over snacks or dinnertime.
Easter Garden Tutorial
Like I said earlier, the bunnies and Easter candy are fun extra things, but anything I can do to take the focus off the worldly symbols of celebration and point our family back to the cross, is a good thing in my book. Is there a special way your family celebrates this time of waiting before Easter Sunday?
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19 comments:

  1. I love this….the picture with the sunlight streaming thru the window and the cross casting a shadow is simply beautiful.

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  2. What a simple and fun idea. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Oh wow, this is amazing! I love it! Thanks for sharing the know how too.
    FABBY

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  4. Bravo:) So precious and original. Cyber hugs to you

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  5. I love this! It is absolutely adorable, and a great way to have Easter decor that actually shows the true meaning of Easter :)

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  6. Nici, I really love your Resurrection garden. It's one of the nicest ones I've seen!! Linda

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  7. Great project! I pinned this to my Easter board that I am featuring in today's Christ-Centered Easter Roundup: http://www.littlerandr.org/2014/04/ultimate-christ-centered-easter-roundup.html

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  8. I absolutely LOVE this!! My daughter Gabrielle is right next to me, and she wants to make one too! Thanks for sharing :)

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  9. What a great idea. It looks fabulous!
    Sherry

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  10. I love this NIci! Truly what Easter is all about. Thank you for sharing it and your yummy recipes at the party. Happy Easter! Blessings ~Deborah

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  11. I just love this. It shows the true meaning of Easter. Thank you for sharing this. Blessings to you and yours.

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  12. I just love it and have had this idea pinned for awhile. I hope I remember to make one with my kids next Easter!

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  13. Awesome idea! I so want to do this next year. Visiting from The Weekend Retreat.
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  14. VERY cool! Thanks for sharing at Take it on Tuesday!!
    ~ Betsy @ Romance on a dime

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  15. It came out great! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Friday Frenzy!

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  16. Lovely! Thank you for sharing and creating it.

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  17. Hello cute lady! Just stopping by to let you know that your beautiful Easter garden will be featured tonight at our party that start at 7 pm. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you sharing this with us! I hope to see you tonight. Lou Lou Girls

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  18. Wonderful idea. I was looking for something to decorate our table with and this is perfect! Thank you for sharing this with us!

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