DIY Faux Potted Grass Spring Decoration

Easter Spring Decor
DIY Faux Potted Grass – Simple. Elegent. & Did I Mention Inexpensive?
Southern porches covered in tulips, lacy ferns, a creaky swing and a rustic table with glasses of lemonade. The very first, tiny but strong, sprout-lets in the family garden, and of course, the door is hanging wide open because the air is a perfect combination of warm spring and coastal breeze.

It’s a beautiful picture isn’t it? Much like those gorgeous spring mantles that the Martha-esque blogs produce every year. A touch of wicker and galvanized metal, an antique mirror, flowers by the dozens and mossy greens galore. You’ve seen them, right? Gorgeous, and they cost a fortune, much like the faux potted grasses that are intended for green decor year after year.

Consider this miniature potted grass decoration. It’s only 18 inches, but retails for $70.00! Well, as much as I love living and artificial greens in my home, that price tag simply isn’t in the budget.

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Photo Credit: Linens-N-Things

So I’ve created my own, adorable, extra springy faux potted grasses, for pennies. Really and truly, I did not purchase a single new item for these creations, I simply dug into my craft stash of leftover materials. DIY is so very much like a recipe, so here are your ingredients!

  • empty container (I used recycled snack/breakfast containers from my kitchen)
  • floral stems (I had some leftover, after removing the blossoms. Pluck the fake blooms and save them for another project! Extra thin twigs, spray painted green will also work!)
  • fabric scraps or packaging material 
  • dried moss (I used reindeer moss)
  • twine, yarn, or ribbon of your choice
  • hot glue gun and hot glue
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Step One: Use the twine or yarn of your choice to wrap the empty container. Start at the very center of the bottom of the container. Add a thin line of hot glue as you wrap the container, and carefully press the twine into the glue. You’ll get faster as you go, so don’t worry if you have a few bumpy rows at the beginning. Do try to keep the rows as close together as possible. Wrap all the way to the top, adding a row onto the top of the rim. Cut the twine and add a discreet dab of hot glue to keep it from unwinding.

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Step Two: Place the floral stem into the container, you can use several at different heights if you want a fuller look. (Use a pair of wire cutters to chop the stem if it is too tall.) When satisfied with the height, begin filling in around the stem with fabric scraps, packaging material, whatever you’ve got! Pack tightly to offer the most stability to your “grass.” Fill the container up to within an inch of the top rim. If you are concerned about stability, you can use hot glue in the bottom of the container to secure the stems.
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Step Three: Add the moss! You’ll want to pack this tightly at first, until you have a full layer and cannot see any of the filler below. Then pack more loosely to achieve a natural look. If you’re not wild about moss or don’t have any on hand, you can also use decorative marbles or stones, wood chips, raffia, or Easter grass.
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One thing I simply adore about spring time is that there is a refreshing simplicity that comes with new life. I hope if you try this project you enjoy the simple, decorative beauty, like I do! If you give it a whirl, let us know how it turned out; get creative and show me what you come up with!
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Christie is a stay-at-home mom to two beautiful little girls, a pastor's wife, and lover of Jesus. Her hope is that STC would be a source of encouragement for women all over the world!

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    • says

      Cari, I do hope you try it! And it’s definitely not to hard to try with younger girls! I’d love to follow you on Pinterest if you comment back with your pin-name! 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

    • says

      The second container is a small oatmeal container! We go through a lot of those. I’m curious to see if anyone tries this on a really large scale and if so what they use! Thanks for stopping by!

    • says

      I haven’t always been a DIY-er I started with the easy stuff and now I’m hooked! This project is really very easy, so go ahead and give it a try! (Plus if you put it up on a higher shelf no one will notice if it’s not completely perfect.) 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

  1. says

    O my that is awesome. I think I will make some of those too! Very good! I am so happy to of found you via Thriving Thursday. You have an awesome site!!!I look forward to your visit at homemaker-mom.com

  2. says

    Great idea to using all the pieces of the flowers! And I so agree about not paying a tons of $$ for grass in a pot. 😉

    Thanks so much for sharing your post with Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Show to see you back next week!

    ~ Ashley

  3. says

    Love this idea! Especially how easy and inexpensive they are to make. Thanks for sharing, your post will be featured in tonight’s What’d You Do This Weekend! Pinned 🙂

    Ashley @ PioneerMomma.com

    • says

      Thank you Ashley! So glad to hear it! If you want you can tweet me a link @ABowForMama and I’ll be glad to retweet it! I’ll most likely pin it as well! Thanks for stopping by.

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