After seeing different versions of the Resurrection Garden on the Facebook and Pinterest, I really wanted to create one for my home.
The one I originally saw used a clay pot bottom but when I went to the store I could not find any clay pots so I came up with a plan B. I did find a blog that wrote up step by step directions for a Mini DIY Resurrection Garden at wearethatfamily.com
Supplies for Resurrection Garden:
- Potting Soil
- Grass Seed
- Plastic Liner
- Coco Liner
- Small Clay Pot
Steps to Constructing Resurrection Garden:
- For the base I used a 10 inch plastic drip liner and a cocoa liner. The plastic liner cost $1.96 and the cocoa liner cost $.077. I used scissors to cut off the hanging plastic piece to make a round bowl out of the plastic liner.
- Using the potting soil I filled the bottom with some dirt, then placed the small pot in on its side and covered the back part of the pot with dirt. The goal is to create a hill with the back of the pot buried under the soil and front of the pot open.
- I used aquarium rocks in front of the small pot. Then placed grass seed on the soil above the pot. Then I covered the grass seeds up with a small layer of soil.
- My oldest son gathered some sticks from the yard and used green florist wire to make the 3 crosses
- Stones could be found in the yard to save buying the aquarium rocks. I also shared the cost of grass seed with a few friends.
DO NOT FORGET TO SPRAY WITH WATER 3 to 5 TIMES A DAY!!! (I use a spray bottle to mist the dirt)
About 4 days later our grass seeds began to sprout!
I used some nails to decorate the edge of the bowl. The nails pressed into the coco liner. I was thinking I could also hot glue some nickels around the edge and maybe add some other visuals reminders, like some cloth inside the small pot.
Do you have any suggestions for visual reminders to add to the garden?