The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

Got any grass?

Not that kind! Wheat grass. It pops up everywhere in spring displays and decor.

A few days ago Melissa at 320 Sycamore did a post on sprouting wheat grass inside. It reminded me: Every year I tell myself I’m going to do this early enough to enjoy with my spring decor…
And every year I forget to do it again. (Very similar situation for the spring bulbs I never manage to plant in the fall!)

wheat grass, tin, monogram, easter

Screw it.

I went to my local grocery and spent $1.49 on some instant gratification.
Use wheat grass from the produce section in your Easter decor.

I took an old tin I had sitting with my flower pots, etc out in my Scary Spray Paint Areain our side yard. The tin was dirty. I didn’t even properly clean it, I just kind of brushed away some of the dust with my hand. Then I shot it with a coat of apple green paint.

It looked OK, but not quite right. I took the last little bit of aqua spray paint left in the can and used that over the top of the green.

I am not kidding that I had a W cut onto contact paper that was laying around, so I slapped that onto the front of the tin. Ta-Da!

Simple and fast. Definitely faster than sprouting my own. It looks nice next to my latest Dollar Store find as well.

Happy spring!




Chris said...

March 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm
The two toned paint looks great. I tried sprouting wheat last all went moldy. I think you've got the right idea.

MiMi said...

March 28, 2011 at 11:32 pm
Cute cute!
When you said grass I was thinking lawn grass. Just so ya know. lol

Maddie Kertay said...

March 29, 2011 at 12:57 am
I for one was NOT thinking lawn grass..but those days are long gone. Wonderful project.. and for the record if you ever to want to sprout the grass a quick way to do it is to buy the little kit at the pet store... grass for cats.. grows to full heigth in like 3 days.. it's is CRAZY.. and crazy easy. I let me kids do it.. but warning.. if you let your kids do it and then go out of town you might find grass growing up out of the disposal when you get home .. just sayn'

And loving the bunny!

Maddie- the D.A.

Good Time Charlie said...

March 29, 2011 at 2:20 am
This is my kind of craft. Quick, dirty and done in between 10,000 other things on the to do list. It looks mahvelous. Can you come over and make one for me?

southernhomesweethome said...

March 29, 2011 at 2:56 am
That was a funny title.. thanks for the laugh.

Jayna Rae said...

March 29, 2011 at 3:05 am
Very cool! I like the tin.
I too keep thinking about the grass at night when at home. Then I totally forget at the market. I don't think Super Target had it anyway. Maybe next week when I go to Fresh and Easy.

She Made It Crafts said...

March 29, 2011 at 3:23 am
Love it! So cute, you always come up with the cutest things from stuff you have on hand ( and store bought grass!)

Kim said...

March 29, 2011 at 4:24 am
Go girl! It was well worth it for $1.49! I FINALLY remembered to plant bulbs in the fall and my sweet dog dug them all up a few weeks!

slommler said...

March 29, 2011 at 7:49 am
I love it!!! It is perfect and worth the $1.49 you spent!! And I love your Dollar Store bunny! He is perfect!

Jennifer Juniper said...

March 29, 2011 at 12:27 pm
Very cute - I love the look of wheat grass growing...writing this down on my list...

Shawn said...

March 29, 2011 at 12:36 pm
Can one be taught to think outside of the box?

Becca said...

March 29, 2011 at 12:48 pm
Huh. that's a dollar store bunny? And you just spray painted it to make it look better? huh. I like it.


Connie said...

March 29, 2011 at 1:11 pm
I can't remember when it was....but I wanted to sprout grass seed and the only amount I could find was a 10 pound bag.

Is there places to just buy it in bulk?

Connie said...

March 29, 2011 at 1:12 pm
P.S. I love your dollar store find!!

Kelli said...

March 29, 2011 at 1:14 pm
SO simple and so fitting. I love the tin container...and that you just happened to have W sitting around :)

Libby said...

March 29, 2011 at 1:40 pm
Love your idea! I just finished spraying my birds heirloom I gotta go back for the bunny :)

MeMeSue said...

March 29, 2011 at 1:47 pm
How lovely and "Springy"! I never even thought about painting the dollar store bunnies...I picked up few!
18. said...

March 29, 2011 at 2:42 pm
Oh so pretty! So springy!! I love the color your tin turned out! I actually like that you can see a bit of the green underneath the aqua...I think it adds so much to it!


Impulsive Addict said...

March 29, 2011 at 3:30 pm
I love growing my own grass. In fact, I have some growing in my closet.

I kid, I kid. what I KNOW is that your house is very well decorated and that it's a combination of Dollar Store finds and too-expensive-for-my-taste decor. How would I ever be able to tell between the two when you make the cheap things look like expensive things?

willow said...

March 29, 2011 at 5:27 pm
That is one quick project! I'm off the market to look for Wheat grass. Also I LOVE your dollar store bunny; he is so cute!

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

March 29, 2011 at 6:17 pm
That is soo cute. I just love the pot.
~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 
{Check out how I made my name 'clickable'.}

Mamarazzi said...

March 29, 2011 at 6:36 pm
cute cute cute!

Amanda said...

March 29, 2011 at 6:45 pm
$1.49 are you kidding me? So worth it -- no seeds, watering (or not - it's so hard to remember when there is nothing there) I'm going on a wheat grass mission here in a few...Must.have.grass. :)


emilysnan said...

March 29, 2011 at 10:57 pm
hiya vivenne , gorgeuos make and so simple too , tfs

Tammy @ Type A said...

March 29, 2011 at 11:30 pm
you just had a random W hanging around? lol turned out adorable.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

March 30, 2011 at 12:39 am
Love it! Ha ha. Adding wheat great to the shopping list for this week :D

Myya said...

March 30, 2011 at 12:57 am
Definitely makes me think SPRING!!!

Magpies and Magnolias said...

March 30, 2011 at 1:23 am
I have a brown thumb and no crafting genes, so this post is actually something that I could manage. All except for having a contact paper letter lying around!

Dear Sweet Home said...

March 30, 2011 at 2:17 am
Oh I will be doing this. I love that look :)

Doreen Grace said...

March 30, 2011 at 2:35 am
I too was wishing I'd started some grass seed sooner, so I could enjoy it with my spring decor. Love your $1.49 solution! made me chuckle.

Doreen @ Redesign by Grace

xinex said...

March 30, 2011 at 6:14 am
Oh I really like that! My last name also starts with a W. What a great idea!..Christtine

Xazmin said...

March 30, 2011 at 6:23 am
Ca-ute! Love it!

And I don't believe that is what MiMi was thinking. Just sayin'.

Kim said...

March 30, 2011 at 1:23 pm
Ha! You are too funny girl. I'm here from Kim's party and i'm your newest follower. Great blog!

Theresa said...

March 30, 2011 at 10:57 pm
That was a great idea! Every year I tell myself I'm going to plant grass for Easter and then about Good Friday I remember! you just helped me solve that little problem, your 'new' tin looks so cute with the W on it too! xox0

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

March 31, 2011 at 12:38 am
You've totally inspired me....I had no idea that you could buy this stuff at the grocery store!! Did you buy it at your average grocery store??

Thanks for linking up....I have a tin pail like yours that you've painted multiple times (LOL!)....I may try that and put it on my front porch!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

March 31, 2011 at 5:28 am
I'm loving the two tone of the pot....and I'd be buying the grass too. I'm not a patient girl either!

Modern Wivelyhood said...

March 31, 2011 at 7:01 am
I'm all about instant gratification! Love the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

March 31, 2011 at 7:23 am
Love it! Diggin your bunny too!

Jenna @ Copy Cat Corner said...

March 31, 2011 at 9:16 am
So unique and chic looking. I vary much like grass accents in a home- I would love to do this in our bathroom once its done. Thanks for sharing!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

March 31, 2011 at 11:08 am
Adorable!!! I love it! Have to share on my FB Page!

FrouFrouBritches said...

March 31, 2011 at 3:33 pm
So cute! I am with you on the instant gratification. Besides, I can't grow squat - unless you count kids. I love how the layered paint turned out too. Very cute!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

March 31, 2011 at 5:18 pm
Very cute, love the blue and the white W. Cheers

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

March 31, 2011 at 7:40 pm
I love the addition of the wheat grass. What a great addition for spring. Love the splash of green. I highlighted this yesterday at

Creative Escapes said...

April 1, 2011 at 12:04 am
I love this - I think I am going to have do this! Wonderful!

My Garden of Eden said...

April 1, 2011 at 12:36 am
I LOVE it! It looks SO springy!!! I would LOVE for you to link this up to What's in Your Garden!!


Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

April 1, 2011 at 2:16 am
So simple and cute! :)

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

April 1, 2011 at 2:34 am
Simple, fast and cute... my kind of project! Thanks for linking this up as well!

Kristine: Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

April 1, 2011 at 2:36 am
Don't ya just love it when a project comes together so quickly and turns out looking so great?! My kids would enjoy planting that grass seed but like you...I don't know if it will ever get done...I like your approach better!

Candice said...

April 1, 2011 at 6:02 am
What an awesome idea! I've just bought some seeds and started growing them from scratch - they sprout up so quickly! Loving the green they add to the room

Kindra-At Home With K said...

April 1, 2011 at 4:11 pm
I love the two toned effect with the green and aqua paint. What a sweet project.

Kristy said...

April 1, 2011 at 6:06 pm
AWESOME, I must do pick some up this weekend!

katecreativesalvage said...

April 2, 2011 at 12:18 am
Great idea, my kind of quick craft.
easy, fast, I will look for some in my grocery store, I haven't seen it, but I'm sure its there,
I'm a new follower

53. said...

April 2, 2011 at 2:30 am
Love your wheat grass project! I didn't know you could buy this at the grocery store??? (so cheap)

At The Picket Fence said...

April 2, 2011 at 7:44 pm
$1.49 for instant gratification? Thats a bargain if you ask me! :-) I love it though and I think it is so great how you always keep it real!

Shirley said...

April 2, 2011 at 10:39 pm
This all definitely sound like something I'd do!! Boy, it looks great> Good job!

Jaderbomb said...

April 3, 2011 at 12:57 am

maggie@midwesternsewinggirl said...

April 3, 2011 at 3:39 am
This is just soooo pretty...I love it!

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

April 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm
Such a good idea! I buy wheatgrass for juicing and I always have it sitting around in its ugly container. It would look so much more charming in a cute container. Take care.


NYCLQ said...

April 3, 2011 at 4:55 pm
Lovely color combination - esp. paired with your black pieces! Love it! Simple & refreshing!!

:D Lynda

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

April 4, 2011 at 5:27 am
Ooh...I need one! So cute, fast and easy...Looks FABULOUS!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

April 4, 2011 at 12:38 pm
Love this! Thanks for linking this up to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday party.

Mary said...

April 4, 2011 at 3:04 pm
I love this idea! I may have to borrow this. Mary :O)

Sananda said...

April 6, 2011 at 2:18 pm
I love this idea, I also love the spray painted bunny! I am going to the dollar store today.

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

April 7, 2011 at 2:14 am
You've been featured this week at my Hookin Up with HoH Party!

Please feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like!

~Allison @ House of Hepworths

Spunky Junky said...

April 8, 2011 at 1:23 am
hahaha! Your posts crack me up you are so funny! I love the grass serving as a decoration. I am featuring you tomorrow on Spunky Junky!

P.s. Good luck on OMTWI! I am rooting for you!


Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

April 10, 2011 at 12:54 am
So grassy chic & such a hit, I see it featured everywhere!! Thank you for linking to my K.I.S.S. blog bash this past week. I so appreciate you taking the time to share your charming crafts. Tomorrow is another blog bash, please drop by & share more of your inspiring ideas!

Drop By The Tattered Tag

Denise said...

April 12, 2011 at 6:12 am
How cute. I like to have grass in my office - but people always play with it like it's hair! I may have to do this for home though.

About Renee's Joy Journey said...

April 14, 2011 at 11:34 pm
Adorable Project.

Hope you will stop over at my
Party in Paris on Friday!

Blessings, Renee

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

April 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm
Oh your projects are beyond adorable!

Thank you SO very much for linking up.

Have a gorgeous weekend.

Jori said...

April 15, 2011 at 7:31 pm
Awesome! I have been wanting to grow some grass too. I LOVE your container.

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