In this article I show how to dry your pampas grass two ways and a step-by-step tutorial to make a wreath. Are you ready to make a fluffy, fall wreath? Let’s do it!
Today I am joining KariAnne of Thistlewood Farm and a group of bloggers for a fun Fall Hop!
If you are joining from Eryn Whalen Online, welcome! And wasn’t her front porch project so cute?
Make sure to visit the next blogger linked at the end of this article too!
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While shopping at Crate & Barrel I saw this faux pampas grass wreath and it really caught my attention. I love the simplicity and texture, and how it is a bit ethereal. It got me thinking about how to make my own!
This lead me on a wild goose chase. I checked Amazon, but the delivery times were long and I really wanted t see the pampas plumes in person. I checked online and my local Michael’s had plenty faux pampas plumes in stock.
However, when I headed over, the actual inventory was different than their website. I made a bee line for the faux florals and found nothing! Then I asked a very sweet employee for help; she searched the aisles with me, and even went to the back to check unopened boxes that were recently delivered.
Then, I went over to Home Goods – no luck!
I left the shopping center and considered ideas of where else I might search. I remembered that a friend had a pampas grass plant! Rejoice!
My goofy excited face & the freshly cut pampas grass!
Just a warning- these grasses can be very sharp! Therefore, I suggest you use gloves. My arms and hands were so scratched and itchy after cutting. I must have been overly excited and pawing at the strands lol. Next time I will make sure to wear gloves and use more caution.
Gather materials to dry your pampas grass and make your wreath.
Firstly, you will want to gather items to dry your pampas grass and to make your wreath. I waited just two days of dry time and then made the wreath.
Peel the leaves of the pampas grass.
Secondly, you will peel the leaves, the green outer part of the grass. This step is really simple. You may want to wear gloves.
Apply hairspray to the plumes of pampas grass.
While doing some research on pampas grass, I stumbled upon this tip to use hairspray to quicken the drying process and help prevent shedding.
Leave pampas grass plumes to dry overnight.
That night we lit a fire and I set the plumes nearby to further dry out.
Wrap sisal rope around a wreath form.
The grass felt pretty dry by the next day and definitely dry by day two. The stems still retained some flexibility, which made it easy to wrap them around the wreath form. Which leads us to the next step…
Tuck pampas plumes into the sisal rope and wreath form.
Tuck the stems into the wreath form so that they are all going in the same direction.
Use floral wire to secure plumes to wreath form.
Step back and make adjustments.
After hanging the wreath, I made a few tweaks. Some areas looked too bushy or floppy, creating a messy look.
Why not hang your wreath in front of a window?
These wreaths will do best indoors or at least in a covered spot indoors. There are so many places to display your wreath! For instance, over the mantle, in front of a window, on a mirror, on a shelf, or even as a centerpiece.
Next up on the hop is Christin from My Homier Home. I’m sure you will love her DIY Porch Sign .
All the Fall Ideas!
Make sure to visit the other linked projects below!
From Farmhouse to Florida Robyn’s French Nest Decor To Adore Eryn Whalen Online A Bushel & A Pickle
My Homier Home Hen and Horse Design Sonata Home Design WM Design House Home with Marieza Sweet Valley Acres
Amy Sadler Designs Back Porch Bliss Cocoon Raw Make Every Day an Event Thistlewood Peacock Ridge Farm
This is beautiful, love the idea.
Thanks so much! Happy you stopped by today!
I love this so much!! Great job!!
Thanks Christin! Glad you like! Thanks for “hopping” by 😊
Your wreath is beautiful and I love how it looks hanging on the chalkboard over your mantel.
Thank you Paula! I don’t think I mentioned the chalkboard is actually drop cloth sprayed with chalkboard paint ☺️
This is a great tutorial!!! Thanks so much for showing how, and your wreath looks awesome on your mantel. Nice:)
Thanks Maria! Happy you stopped by!
What a stunning wreath! My daughter loves pampas grass so I will have to give this a try. So happy to be on tour with you!
What a pretty wreath! We used pampas grass a lot when I had my flower shop but we never made a wreath out of it! Thanks for sharing! Happy hopping!
Thank you! Oh those arrangements must have been so pretty!
Thank you for this! I love the look of pampas grass but it intimidates me!
It is gorgeous! What a great idea. I’ve been wanting one of these!
Thank you! If you have access to a pampas plant, you can make one for a song! Happy fall!!
Marie, i am in love with your wreath! It is totally me! So gorgeous!
Thanks Melba! I could see something like it in your space!
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Love how this turned out Marie! Pinned for later.
Thank you Libbie! So happy you like it!
What an absolutely great project Marie!!! I have tried growing pampas grass so many times and it never sprouts the plumes. Definitely going to give it another try as your wreath is fabulous.
Thank you Crystal! Oh that’s interesting. In CA it is considered invasive & is usually removed during habitat restorations so maybe you dodged a bullet ha ha.
Wow!!! I had no idea! It gets too cold here for it to make it thru the winter so people have to plant it every year.
This wreath is so beautiful Marie and it’s perfect for Fall too! You are always so creative. I love seeing what you come up with no matter what the season. Hugs, CoCo
Oh thanks CoCo! What a sweet compliment. So happy you stopped by today 🧡
I love this project! So clever, Marie! I also enjoyed your goofy photo moment, lol!
Thank you! Ha ha I was debating taking it out but thought we need humor in the world
Your wreath looks beautiful! Thanks for the helpful info!
I’m so glad you like it! Thank you for stopping by!
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This is beautiful Marie! Hairspray….genius! I love when you can make things for way less than what they are in the store!
Your entire room is gorgeous!
Thanks Stephanie! Oh yeah I love a bargain! I’ll have to hop over to your post next! 🍁🍂
What a great idea, Marie! Love the pic of you in the car.
Thank you! Oh I’m glad you appreciate my silly moment ☺️ Have a great day!
This is so beautiful! Perfect for fall! I love that you showed different way to display it. Thank you for a great tutorial and a fun blog hop! `~Missy
Hi Missy! Thanks for visiting & your sweet words! Have a great day!
Your wreath looks so beautiful. I love pampas grass.
Thank you! I’m excited to visit your site next 🧡🍁
This is so lovely! What a fun project! Thank you so much for joining the hop and inspiring me today!
Thank you KariAnne! I am so happy you stopped by! It was my pleasure to participate & see what everyone created 😊 Happy fall & thanks for organizing.
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This, is beautiful hanging from your fireplace. Your hearth pumpkins are so pretty too!
Thank you! My son helped pick the pumpkins! Happy fall!
Thank you! My son and I picked out the pumpkins together 🧡🤗
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Wow! That looks great and from a friend’s garden? Score!
Thank you so much! Free supplies are the best! Have a happy day 🧡
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Fabulous!!!! I love this idea, now I just need the grass!
Thank you! Ha ha I linked the faux grass just in case 😊
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LOVE this wreath, Marie! I wish we had pampas grass around here. I made have to order some and make one myself! Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story! Link Party. You’ve been featured this week 🙂
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What a beautiful fall wreath! This is so perfect for fall! I am excited to feature your post at Tuesday Turn About. Thank you so much for sharing!
Thanks so much Lynne! I’m really glad you like it. I really appreciate you including the wreath this week 🧡
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