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Wheatgrass In Painted Pots DIY

Every spring I love growing pots of wheatgrass to give as gifts and just to have around the house for springtime. My sister Design Mom actually taught me this trick a long time ago. (read instructions on how to grow the grass here.) But it is still one of my favorite things to do in the Springtime. I paint a few pots with designs or quotes about springtime and take them to friends. It’s perfect for the time when it is almost-Spring-but-still-cold.  And, since wheatgrass only needs a few days to grow – ours will be ready in time for Easter!

Material: Terra cotta pot, soil, wheat grass seeds, acrylic paint, paint pen
Step 1: Paint the terra cotta pot
Step 2: We used a paint pen to write a spring poem on the outside
Step 3: Plant the wheat grass
Step 4: Watch it grow!

Photography by Aubrey Trinnaman for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Coordinated by Stacy Wichelhaus
Crafting and styling by Caitlin Barker
Calligraphy by Julie Manwaring at Flourish & Whim
Assisted by Harper Casimiro

  1. Sharmyn

    March 14, 2013

    Love wheat grass and love the pots you painted. Would you be so kind as to share the poem printed on the clay pots?

  2. Ana

    March 14, 2013

    This is such a lovely idea! I have painted some pots in pastell and I think with Wheatgrass it is going to scream “Hello Spring”! 🙂

  3. Amanda

    March 14, 2013

    I have a black thumb but love having plants around the house- this is just my speed for spring!

  4. jessica

    March 14, 2013

    love how simply but with a big impact these pots have. i’m sprouting sunflower greens right now and may have to paint up a pot or two when planting time hits in a day or so! thank you!

  5. Renuka

    March 14, 2013

    A simple way to brighten up any room for spring! I love it!

  6. Dottie

    March 14, 2013

    Where do you get your Terra Cotta pots? LOVE this I’m so gonna give these as gifts! (And try not to fill my whole house with 100s of these lol 😛 )

  7. kate

    March 14, 2013

    I remember the activities committee in my dorm had this as an activity one year…my pot was not as cute as yours though. I like your gift idea…i need to get some of my friends to invite me over so I can bring them some of these!

  8. deana

    March 14, 2013

    such a cute spring idea!
    Deana, from birdsandoxfords

  9. This girl loves to talk

    March 14, 2013

    we grow wheat grass for easter each year. done it in jars, done it in glass cake stands and this year we’ve made a small hill over a cup and will reenact the tomb/calvarys hill with our wheat grass. Just planted ours on Monday night for FHE and it is already about 5 cms tall.

  10. Camille | Planning Pretty

    March 14, 2013

    Very cute idea, I’m thinking doing something similar with pots I picked up from Ikea!

  11. ashley rachelle

    March 15, 2013

    what a fun project! my two year old would love to watch her own little cup of grass grow! xo


  12. silviabes

    March 18, 2013

    this is adorable! thank you for sharing, it’s a perfect diy for my new strawberry plants

  13. Trish

    March 18, 2013

    I’ve always wanted to grow wheat grass! I should really get on it. I didn’t realize it was this easy. 🙂

  14. Evani

    March 22, 2013

    Wheatgrass is such a fun addition to a room, so simple and easy!

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