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Easter Resurrection Garden: In Death, there is Life.

Posted on Mar 21, 2014 by in Holiday DIY | 0 comments

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With the Lenten period in full swing and Easter right around the corner, I am thrilled to share with you my latest holiday DIY, the Easter Resurrection Garden! Easter is the most important celebration for Christians. I wanted to create a centerpiece that would help quiet our minds and hearts and help us focus on Christ’s sacrifice.

With the passing of my grandmother, death has been on the forefront of my mind. While creating the Resurrection Garden, I was able to pray and meditate on our earthly mortality and heavenly immortality.

In death, there is life.

May God bless you and keep you. May you always find your way into the arms of our Savior.

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SUPPLIES:
Wooden Crate (Michael’s)
Ashland’s Decorative Fillers (Michael’s)
Scott’s Potting Soil (Walmart)
Flower Pot (Walmart)
Twigs (Backyard)
Twine (Michael’s)
Glue Gun (Michael’s)
Glue Sticks (Michael’s)
Landscape Fabric (Home Depot)
Vigoro ‘Elijah Blue’ (Home Depot)
Candytuft ‘Purity’ (Home Depot)
Stonecrop ‘Blue Spruce’ (Home Depot)
Stonecrop ‘Fuldaglut’ (Home Depot)
Mossy Rockfoil ‘Touran Scarlet’ (Home Depot)
Bromeliad (Home Depot)
Echeveria Plant (Home Depot)

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Start by lining the bottom of the wood crate with landscape fabric. Then line the sides, allowing the fabric to hang over the sides.

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Then, fill the crate 2/3 of the way with potting soil. Plant the Candytuft ‘Purity’ in one of the corners. Make sure there is a thick soil base below the roots. I chose the white Candytuft Purity because it represents Christ’s pure and blameless sacrifice. It also represents new life.

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After you have filled soil in around the Candytuft, split the Vigoro Elijah Blue in half. Plant the tall grass like plant in another pot. You will need to trim the Elijah Blue you will be planting. I went with the Vigoro because it looks very similar to grass when trimmed down.

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Fill in remaining plants along the borders of the wood crate.

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Before I planted the Bromeliad, I dug out a small portion of the soil in the center and used it to create a ‘hill’ in the back, left corner. The Bromeliad flower comes in different shapes. I chose the bleeding heart shape to represent Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for our sins, John 3:16.

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After you have planted along the borders, place the flower pot on its side in the center. Fill a small bowl with potting soil and pour a small amount of water on the soil. Apply the damp soil to the top of the flower pot to form a cave. Create a path with the decorative filler stones leading from Calvary to Christ’s empty tomb.

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You are almost done! Hot glue twigs together to create three crosses. Christ’s cross stands above the two thieves’ crosses.

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Place Christ’s cross in front of the Bromeliad and the thieves’ crosses on either side. Looking straight on at the cross took my breath away!

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Matthew 7:14 says the path is narrow which leads to eternal life through Christ our Lord. Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection gave the world the opportunity to have eternal life if they believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, Savior of the World, and live out their faith.

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Our Lord God is not dead! He is alive!

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