Last year I made a pampas grass wreath and this year I’ll try my hand at a small pampas grass Christmas tree! Keep reading to see how it turned out. I’m still on the fence about it….
For extra holiday fun, I am joining a 14 Days of Christmas Blog Hop hosted by Juliet of A Loverly Life. Hope you visit all the other posts after you see how my pampas grass tree turned out!
If this is your first visit, my name is Marie and I live in Washington with my husband and two kiddos. Oh and our cat!
We live in a 1929 Tudor Revival style house and have/are extensively renovating to try to bring back the original charm!
Back to pampas grass. I found some really nice stems and some small, scraggly ones.
Of course you can purchase faux and dried versions at Michaels, Amazon and many other shops.
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Collect Your Pampas Grass Stems.
This photo is from last year when I collected grass for a pampas grass wreath. When cut fresh and in their prime, the tops are nice and fluffy!
Don’t let the fluff fool you though. The tops are soft but the blades are super sharp!
I had no idea that pampas grass could tear up your skin until I actually went to cut a few stems.
Beware and protect your hands and arms if you cut your own stems.
Curious about pampas grass? Some common questions about this grass that seems to be everywhere lately.
What is the purpose of pampas grass?
Pampas grass is often used for it’s ability to prevent erosion and it provides height and texture in landscape designs.
Is pampas grass dangerous?
It is considered invasive in many areas because the seeds spread quickly and it chokes out native plant species, diminishing biodiversity. In fact, it is banned in Australia.
Is pampas grass dangerous to dogs?
It is not dangerous to dogs or cats if ingested. But as I mentioned above, the blades are really sharp. Fresh plants can scratch animals just as they can humans.
Spray Grass with Hairspray.
This helps to preserve your grass and more importantly it helps to prevent shedding.
After spraying, let the stems dry about 24 hours.
Cut Down Stems to Fit Your Tree.
I read a couple different tutorials about making pampas grass Christmas trees to get an idea of how to approach the project.
One way uses a Styrofoam cone and another way uses an old faux tree.
Walking around Dollar Tree I found faux table top trees. At $1.25 I couldn’t go wrong.
You can find a faux tree at yard sales, Facebook Marketplace, thrift stores, and dollar stores as I did.
Depending on the size of your base, you may need to cut your stems.
Fasten Stems to Tree.
I use florist wire for so many projects.
Even though it is green, I was able to tuck it behind the fluff and wrap around the faux tree branches.
I also experimented with clear fishing wire and that works really well too.
Display Your Tree!
The large pampas grass trees are very beautiful, and I would love to try to make one at some point.
For now, the table top size is perfect. My little tree turned out a little wonky, but I’ll call it charming ha ha.
Although pampas grass is often associated with boho decor, I think the furry look can fit into Scandi style and depending on how it is styled it can fit into any other style!
Set inside the silver bowl, tree matches my own style (which is sort of traditional grand millennial with a twist)
The delicate fronds don’t need many adornments, just a few fairy lights will do.
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Thanks for reading Pampas Grass Christmas Tree! I hope you enjoyed your visit.
Before you go…
Don’t forget to visit my friends and all of their amazing Christmas projects!
Kristen- Fifth Sparrow No More
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Kimberly- From Farmhouse to Florida
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This is a cute idea and I think it’s perfect for Scandi Christmas as you call it.
Thanks Cindy!!! There are lots of Scandi vibes here in WA and its rubbing off on me 😁
Wow, that is so very creative, and it turned out so stunning. You could leave this one up all year around which I love
Oh thanks Chas! That is so sweet of you to say! It might linger for a while 😅
Oh what a great idea – I can see these for a fall wedding too!
Thanks for visiting! Oh that’s a great idea! It would be so pretty 💖
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Marie this looks awesome! I love pampas grass! Right now where I walk the trails has tons of long pampas grass. I’m going to have to forage! I’d love for you to come link up over at my weekly link party! https://www.ourtinynest.com/2022/11/16/weekly-wednesday-link-party-322/
Oh thank you so much! I was weary of how it looked 😄 Thank you! I’ll link up tonight!
Awww Marie it is so adorable. I love it! It is incredibly charming. I would smile every time I saw it because it is so cute! So happy to hop along with you.
Thank you! I love the fluffiness. It makes me feel cozy! Happy to hop with you!
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Well this little tree is certainly unique! I love pampas grass and it looks so cute as the branches of this little tree… definitely pinning for later!
Thanks Betsy! So glad you like my pampas tree! I’ve been tweaking it and making adjustments 😄
So smart of you and such a clever idea Marie! It turned out beautifully. Hope you’re having a great weekend.
Thanks Maria! I’m glad you like it! Happy weekend!
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What a cute idea! I’m always looking for ideas to use the natural elements that I forage from outside!
Thanks Lynn! Isn’t foraging fun? Have a great week!
I’m loving the natural elements that are so popular this year and this tree is the cutest pampas grass tree I’ve seen! Great idea Marie!I am excited to tell you this post will be featured in Tuesday Turn About Link party this week! Thanks for joining us and I hope to see you at the party this week! Pinning! 😊
Thank you Cindy! I’m really excited to have my little tree featured!! See you at the party.
I love this idea! It literally made my heart skip a beat. It is so charming!
Oh thank you so much!! Your sweet comment made my day. Happy holidays 🌲❤
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