Wheat Grass and Paper Flowers

Have you ever grown wheat grass? I’ve been wanting to grow it for years and finally did. You might not have time to grow it by Easter this year but it also makes a beautiful Spring display. I added paper flowers to the wheat grass but you could add anything Spring related. Of course, Easter eggs look great in the grass.

Wheat Grass and Bakers Twine Paper Flowers

Soak the wheat grass seeds (or berries) in water for about 24 hours. Place soil in the bottom of the container then add a layer of the soaked wheat seeds. Grass looks pretty growing in almost any container so be creative in what you use. Cover the seeds with a layer of soil and water using a squirt bottle.

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In a week or two you will have wheat grass growing. This is a little over 2 weeks growth. To say the least I’m a little excited about how good it looks. It feels pretty good to run your fingers through it too.

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Supplies needed:

wheat grass
container of your choice
scrapbook paper
baker’s twine
glue dots
flower pattern
dowels
buttons

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I used the Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge to cut this funky flower but if you don’t have a cutting machine these are easy to cut out by hand. Make sure to cut 2 flowers of each color for the front and back of the flower.

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Use glue dots to stick the flowers together with a skewer between the 2 flower pieces.

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I wanted to add texture to the flowers so I wrapped bakers twine around the flower petals. Place a glue dot in the center of the flower to secure the baker’s twine then start wrapping.

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Wrap the whole flower then cut the end of the twine and secure it to the glue dot in the center. Use glue dots to add a button the the center of the flower on the front and back.

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I love the added texture!

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I’m off to grow more grass and make pretty paper flowers. This would also make a cute hostess gift or Spring centerpiece.

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  • Tausha April 24, 2012, 10:44 am

    Leeanne-
    I love these flowers! I would have never thought to wrap with bakers twine! Darling idea and great pics! Tomorrow right? You will be fabulous, and I can’t wait to watch! If you ever need someone to organize for, you CALL me!
    Good luck! Have a happy Tuesday!
    Tausha

  • Karen April 30, 2012, 1:57 am

    So simple yet so so effective! A really lovely idea.

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Vanessa Barker April 30, 2012, 9:40 pm

    I love the look of wheat grass but have never grown any. Maybe next year?! Maybe I’ll just start extra late this year! I’d love if you’d come link up at my Tutorial Tuesday over at Our Thrifty Ideas that just went up. http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2012/04/tutorial-tuesday-5.html
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  • Home Made Modern May 14, 2012, 11:17 am

    Thanks for this great, simple idea! I’m updating my daughter’s room and this would look so cute! You’re my Craft of the Week.
    http://homemademodern.blogspot.com/2012/05/craft-of-week-wheat-grass-and-paper.html

  • six sisters May 15, 2012, 6:07 pm

    The flowers look so cute with the wheat grass! Thanks for linking up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We loved having you and hope to see you back next week! -The Sisters

  • Erlene April 2, 2014, 3:09 pm

    This just inspired me to make some paper flowers for our mantle. Thanks for sharing. Pinned it.
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