Easter Dish Garden


Greetings Friends! Since today is Palm Sunday which begins the traditional holy week prior to Easter, I wanted to share a special project for the occasion...


Easter Dish Garden mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Create a miniature garden to celebrate the resurrection!


Though I love bunnies and eggs as much as anyone, no symbol means more to me at Easter, than the cross.  The Resurrection of Jesus is the cornerstone of my faith and while my desire is to honor it daily, Easter is a special time of reflection.  I spent some time in the garden this week and after trimming one of my huge rosemary bushes, realized the older branches would be perfect for miniature rustic crosses. I saved a few, removed all of the leaves and cut straight pieces like this...


Easter Dish Garden mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Create miniature rustic crosses and garden to celebrate the resurrection!

To form the crosses, I cut the smaller stems in half, and attached them to the larger twigs with wire.  I wrapped in an x shape, one side at a time.  


Easter Dish Garden mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Create miniature rustic crosses and garden to celebrate the resurrection!

I opted to use only wire rather than something more decorative to keep a rustic appearance.


Easter Dish Garden mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Create miniature rustic crosses and garden to celebrate the resurrection!

Once I finished the three crosses, I placed them in a mossy floral form I found half price on my last trip to Michaels.  Next, I placed the form on a vintage china platter.


Easter Dish Garden mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Create a miniature garden to celebrate the resurrection!

I wanted to create a banner, and was planning to make a paper one when I happened to find this nifty wood assortment at Tuesday Morning.


Easter Dish Garden mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Create a miniature garden to celebrate the resurrection!


I used an ultra fine Sharpie to write the joyous message of Easter and...


Easter Dish Garden mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Create a miniature garden to celebrate the resurrection!


...attached the banner with Tacky to the center cross.  



Easter Dish Garden mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Create a miniature garden to celebrate the resurrection!


Last, I arranged fresh garden thyme around the edges of the dish. I love the tiny blossoms this time of year.  


Easter Dish Garden mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Create miniature rustic crosses and herb garden to celebrate the resurrection!


Voila! 




Easter Dish Garden mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Create a miniature garden to celebrate the resurrection!

How do you celebrate Easter?






Easter Dish Garden mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Link party button


12 comments:

  1. What a wonderful use for the Rosemary stems. They look perfectly rustic. I like that you kept it simple. Love the reminder of the season.
    Have a blessed Sunday!
    Cecilia

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think this is wonderful! I'm seeing quite a few of these this year and I don't recall ever seeing any on blogs prior to this Easter. Did I miss the boat somewhere along the line? I'm still hoping to make one myself but time will tell. Love how you used the pretty plate and the Rosemary! xo Kathleen

    ReplyDelete
  3. Very pretty and perfect for the season!

    ReplyDelete
  4. That's nice Cecilia, perfect for Holy week. I too, celebrate our Risen Savior but also decorate and have fun with bunnies, chicks, eggs, etc.
    Happy Day to you!
    Gina

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very sweet and a great reminder of the resurrection.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Cecilia, this is really special.

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a wonderful wonderful idea / love it :) Have a happy Easter !

    ReplyDelete
  8. Cecilia,
    This is so sweet and beautiful. The first thing I thought of besides the resurrection was the Song "The Old Rugged Cross." I just love this.
    Thank you for sharing this thoughtful Easter inspiration with us today at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    Easter Blessings,
    Jemma

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a lovely and meaningful display Cecilia!! Happy Easter to you and your loved ones :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Cecilia this is a wonderful Easter craft with a truly beautiful message.
    Thank you for linking up this wonderful post on Thoughts of Home on Thursday. May you have a glorious Easter!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks for sharing your beautiful Easter craft with SYC.

    ReplyDelete

I absolutely love to read your thoughtful comments and enjoy responding to each one! I respond by email to be sure you receive it but your email address is always kept confidential. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts!