Cooking Up Something Different For A Spring Centerpiece

I love a centerpiece that grabs attention and gets a reaction – especially from my children. Whether you are having a large group for dinner or simply having a friend over for tea it is so easy and fun to create a little something different for the moment you share together.

Wheatgrass is grown in a 5-inch cast iron skillet that I picked up for a few dollars at a resale shop. Place soil and seeds in skillet, keep moist and in light. Check for moisture on bottom of skillet before placing directly on table.

The lid from a soup can is pulled back to reveal sprouting wheatgrass. To make this I pealed the lid back partially, cleaned can and removed the label, filled with soil and topped with grass seeds. You can expect to wait about one week until grass is a little over one inch in height – so plan in advance.

Wheatgrass looks great growing in anything – experiment if you like. I buy my seeds online at


  1. Elizabeth  April 5, 2011

    This is the cutest thing in the world..I am going to order some wheat grass right now! Thank you!

  2. Bella  April 5, 2011

    These ideas are phenomenal! Both of these would make for such great conversation pieces. I’m in love! Thanks for sharing!

  3. found it made it  April 6, 2011

    These are both fibbity-fabulous, this is an AWESOME idea! Thanks for sharing dear.

  4. snows  April 7, 2011

    absolutely lovely!!! Really cute! I want to do it at home right now! Have a nice day!

  5. Amanda Wray  April 8, 2011

    Was brought to your blog by stumble upon, love your crafts and design ideas, I will definitely be making this blog one of my favorites!

  6. Daniele  April 19, 2011

    Wow! This is an adorable idea! I love how the wheat grass looks poking out of the pulled back can. Very creative!