Easter Resurrection Garden

I love Easter.  I love doing meaningful activities to celebrate the most important holiday in our Christian walk.  I want to prepare our hearts for Easter. I loved this when I saw it and added it to our Resources and Activities for Easter.

You have probably seen the pictures on facebook and pinterest about the DIY Resurrection Garden. I love the idea, so we made one two this week…one for each boy.

Credit: Melissa Holt

It would have been better to have made it earlier so the grass could be bigger, but hopefully we will have a little grass before Easter.

Thanks to We Are That Family for the great tutorial.  The picture came from Melissa Holt. Thanks!

This is a great project for Easter and we loved making it, as we talked through the Easter story.

Easter Resurrection Garden

Materials needed:

  • Terra Cotta/Clay mini pot (for the tomb)
  • Terra Cotta/Clay tray
  • Potting Soil
  • Small Pebbles (our bag said “sand”) from the floral department
  • Grass Seed
  • Large Rock (to cover mini-pot)
  • Twigs (to make crosses)
  • Glue gun
  • Spray Bottle

Easter Resurrection Garden

Lay the clay pot on its side to represent the tomb. Pour potting soil around it and form a hill in the back for the crosses. Pack it down…ours keeps settling.

Easter Resurrection Garden

Spread rock/pebbles around the front.  Sprinkle grass seed generously on the potting soil.

Easter Resurrection Garden

Place a large rock in front of tomb.

Form three crosses out of sticks using a hot glue gun and place on hill above tomb. (The boys added another cross with a verse)

Easter Resurrection Garden

Spray with water daily. Hopefully in about 10 days, grass will grow.

I love this meaningful way to celebrate Easter!  If you don’t have time for the grass to grow or would like another version of the garden, visit here.

Easter Resurrection Garden

Another great book that you might like is A Sense of the Resurrection~a new book to help you intentionally celebrate the the Resurrection! Get 20% off with code OHEASTER through March 28th!

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How about you?  How do you intentionally  celebrate Easter?



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Mary Clendenin lives on the family farm with her husband and 2 sons, whom she home schools. She enjoys farm life with her guys, gardening and making memories with her family. She loves to help others learn how to live a healthier lifestyle, learn about natural remedies and how to do business at home. Mary believes that home and family is your first ministry and a legacy that will live on long after you are gone.


  1. Mary! That looks like SO much fun! Little girl would love that.

  2. This looks like a lot of fun. My kids are so crafty. I showed them and they want to make it so we are heading to Lowes. Thanks for the idea!

  3. This is such a sweet idea, thank you for sharing!

  4. Love this. I shared it with my readers on facebook and twitter, and they love it too! How creative!

    • Thank you so much!! Can’t take credit (wish I was that creative). We had so much fun making it and they love checking it each day. You are such a blessing!!

  5. Thanks for sharing this fabulous idea – found you via Time-Warp Wife. I am hoping to do these with the munchkins tomorrow as Easter Teacher Gifts! (Fabulous non-chocolate alternative !)

  6. These are really lovely and such a great way to have a visible display of the Resurrection. Thanks for sharing these.

  7. I saw this a few days ago on FB but then couldn’t find it again…so thank you for sharing it! I’m not sure if we’ll have time to make it this year but next year….(I’m always saying that–ha ha!)

  8. Love this idea. We’ll be making one of these. Thanks for sharing it.

  9. I loved this idea. You are so creative! My children and I will definitely be making it this weekend. I am so excited!

  10. Michelle @ Changed By The Maker says:

    I went to buy the materials for this early last week, and Wal-Mart’s reply was “It’s not usually spring in Minnesota in the middle of March!” I guess that’s true! Anyway, hoping to still have a chance to make this and get a little grass growing before Easter! I found you at These Five of Mine!

  11. I would love to give this a try! What kind of grass seeds did you use?

  12. I found you from Deep Roots at Home link-up. I did see this and LOVE it!!! Thanks for reminding me of what I need and the tutorial! My children, like most, love to work with their hands.
    You have a beautiful and refreshing blog. Many blessings to you and your family.

  13. So cute! And I love the fact that I already have everything in my garage! That rarely happens for me! Thanks!

  14. Wonderful & beautiful visual reminder of Christ ‘s sacrifice and His overcomung death.

  15. Love love love this idea! I am going to make this immediately!! Thanks for sharing this wonderfully beautiful Easter project


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