How to Make a Beautiful Resurrection Garden Centerpiece for Easter

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A Resurrection Garden is such a meaningful way to prepare for Easter! It can also make a beautiful centerpiece! Keep reading for a simple tutorial!

I absolutely love Easter!  The colors, the sweet traditions, the pretty dresses, the silly egg hunts, beautiful flowers…all of it!

Most of all, I love the significance and importance of the Easter holiday to my faith!

A few years ago, we started creating a Resurrection Garden.  However, I wish I had started it many years ago!  

It is always so fun for the kids and opens the door wide for meaningful conversation about the beauty of the Easter holiday!

There are a lot of fancy ways to do Resurrection Gardens.  We chose to keep ours very simple, though you could add a lot of things to make it even more beautiful, as well as to coordinate with your Easter table colors.

First, let’s make the garden!  We made ours recently and are waiting for the grass to grow in!

Then, you can have fun embellishing it to fit your own home!

How to Make a Beautiful Resurrection Garden Centerpiece for Easter

Materials Needed for a Resurrection Garden:

While you may need to purchase several things, you can reuse everything except the grass seeds and potting soil year after year!

Step One:

After gathering our materials, we laid the small terra cotta pot on it’s side, inside the large saucer or bowl.  This will become the tomb for the garden.  You’ll want to make sure your smooth stone approximately covers the opening of the terra cotta pot.  We will add the stone at the end!

Step Two:

Take the potting soil and fill around and on top of the small terra cotta pot.   Make it nice and thick!  We left about 1/3 of the saucer with just a thin layer of soil, in front of the opening of the terra cotta pot.

Step Three:

Spread the cat grass seeds evenly over the potting soil and then spread a thin layer of potting soil over the top of the seeds.

Tip:  Don’t plant them too deep.  

The first year that we did this, I think we buried the seeds too deep and it took extra long to get any sprouts of grass!

Step Four:

Break or cut sticks for the three crosses and tightly wrapped twine to hold them together.  We stood these up in the dirt, right behind the terra cotta pot.  For significance, consider making the center cross a little taller.

You can use sticks from the yard or popsicle sticks for convenience.  We’ve done it both ways!

Step Five:

This step is optional, but I do think it looks really pretty!  We added small pebbles around the empty 1/3 of the saucer in front of the “tomb”, which is the small terra cotta pot.

Step Six:

Place the large, smooth rock partway in front of the small opening of the terra cotta pot.  This creates the look of the stone, rolled away from the tomb!

Make this special moment where you read the Easter story and discuss the significance of faith!


Here are some other book suggestions that we have at home or that I use in my classroom (I teach at a Christian school):

(Any of these would make great Easter basket gifts too!)


Step Seven:

Placed your Resurrection Garden in a sunny spot, spritzed it with water every day!  The cat grass usually sprouts very quickly, which is great for little people (or big people) who have a hard time waiting!


Even if you make your Resurrection Garden a little late and it doesn’t grow too much before Easter, this is still a great chance to discuss the Easter story with your children and enjoy for the spring months.

I love that while Easter is a scheduled holiday, the Easter message can be part of our lives every day!


Your Resurrection Garden can become a beautiful centerpiece for your Easter table as well!  For example, flank it with some pretty flower bouquets or fresh plants and add some faux egg filler down the table runner!  (I like to use a vintage grain sack for my table runner!). Simple, but meaningful and so pretty!


Get the Look:


If you’ve never done a Resurrection Garden before, I encourage you to try it!  It is a fun activity for adults and kids.  (You don’t have to have kids in your home to make this special!!!)

You can find 6 more meaningful activities to do as a family over on this post.

We will be patiently waiting for our grass to keep growing and counting down the days until the special Easter Day arrives!  In the meantime, Happy Easter from our family to yours!


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