How to make a "Living" Centerpiece.
You know those Danish modern serving caddies you always come across at thrift stores; the ones that you like but you know you'll never use? Well, I figured out how to use one.
I started with this:
If you can't find one in the wild, search eBay or pick this one up from my friend's Etsy store.
Then do this:
Dump some soil in it. Drop a few plain ol' grass seeds in the soil. Follow it all up with a few drops of water. Place it in the window.
Water. Wait some more.
About a week later you'll have this:
Place it on the table and wow your friends.
I trim the grass when needed with a pair of scissors. It's the easiest lawn mowing gig I've ever had.
The key is to not over-water it. Since there's no drainage, if you're too generous, the water will build-up and drown the grass. About once a week, squeeze off a few drops of H2O from a damp cloth. Depending on the depth of your caddy, you may consider putting in a few small pebbles before adding the soil to give the water a place to escape to.
My abode gets tons of natural light so I leave it in place. You may need to keep yours in a window while it's not adorning your table.