Christina, owner of The Frugal Homemaker, shows us how to create a garden project that reminds us all the real meaning of Easter. This empty tomb garden would make a perfect centerpiece for Holy Week events.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY: The Frugal Homemaker
WRITTEN BY: Southern Guide to Life
Christina, owner of The Frugal Homemaker, describes her taste as “Pottery Barn style on a yard sale budget.” Her beautiful blend of smart savings and sophisticated, laid-back style flow throughout her website. The Frugal Homemaker showcases an array of eye-catching projects that we love from homekeeping on a budget to DIY and crafting. We are especially excited to show you her empty tomb garden that perfectly and beautifully demonstrates the Holiness of the season through the death and Resurrection of Christ.
What You Need:
(1) short basin – such as the water tray from a large flower pot
(1) small clay flower pot
(1) larger flat rock – about the size of the flower pot’s diameter
grass seed or moss
Christina began with the water tray from a large flower pot. She filled it with a thin layer of soil and placed a small clay pot on its side at one end of the tray.
Then she filled the remainder of the tray with soil, making sure to pile soil around the pot to form a small hill. The goal is to create a small cave. Christina says lightly wetting the soil will help it pack together and keep everything in place.
She and her children searched their own backyard for small rocks to place near the entrance to the cave. They used a larger flat rock to place at the side of the cave opening. This will represent the stone that rolled away upon the Resurrection of Christ (Matthew 28:2, Mark 16:4, Luke 24:2, John 20:1).
To cover the hill you can use grass seed or moss. Wheat grass seed works best as it has a rapid germinate time. Christina decided to use moss that she found in her yard.
Small sticks were glued into the shape of crosses in memorial to the three crosses that stood at Golgatha.
Photographs by: Christina, courtesy of The Frugal Homemaker.
To see more of Christina’s beautiful designs visit her website at The Frugal Homemaker.