Calling all pampas grass lovers! In this post I’ll teach you how to make a pampas grass garland perfect for your mantle. In addition, if you’re looking for pampas grass decor ideas keep scrolling for some of my favorite pins from Pinterest!
Materials You’ll Need:
- Big fluffy pampas grass. I cut mine myself, but if you need to purchase yours you can order some HERE!
- Gardening gloves. I have this same brand from Target, and I love them!
- Floral wire
- Wire Cutters
- Pruning Shears for cutting the pampas grass
- Black Feathers or Black Foliage (for chic a Halloween mantle)
- Dried Foliage (you can go on a hunt in your backyard or browse some of the ones I linked here from Michaels)
My Step by Step Guide to Making Your Own Pampas Grass Garland
For this pampas grass garland I used black accents of dried flowers and feathers for a chic Halloween look. I also think the black looks great for fall. However, if you’re looking for pampas grass Christmas decor you could try eucalyptus or layering in a cedar garland. If fact, any type of green foliage would make this much more Christmassy.
Depending on where you want to start your garland you will need anywhere from 12-15 pampas stalks.
- Start by cutting each end (non fluffy side) of your stalk leaving at least four inches of length to work with.
- Lie your pampas stalk flat on a table, and layer the next stalk against one side. You want to stagger it so one is higher than the other, but also so the stalks are still close enough to tie together.
- Wrap the floral wire several times around both stalks, thereby binding them together. Hold up to test how strongly they are bound. You want to make sure they won’t shake loose!
- If you run out of room on your table you can also do this on the floor. Make sure to measure the distance from the top of your mantle to the floor so the garland will be sure to drape a bit on the floor.
- Alternate each pampas stem so that you are tying one on each side as you go up. Just keep tying the stems tightly together like so.
- Now you’re ready to make the piece for the top of the mantle.
- You will want to lay the fluffy part facing left, and have it hanging over the side several inches.
- Next, I made a T by taking the last part of my hanging piece (or the top part) and the hard stalk of the piece sitting on the outer edge of the flat piece on top.
- Now you will want to trim any excess sticking out so you don’t see it.
- What makes pampas grass so great to work with is that it’s big and fluffy. Meaning, you can cover up the areas you have tied together pretty easily just by layering a fluffy section over that piece. So if the place where your garlands join is visible just play around with a fluffy end and you will be able to disguise it!
- If your stalks are heavy enough you could just let the top piece rest on top of the mantle. However, if its too light and starts to get tugged down you will want to weigh it down with something. How I like to do this is by placing a heavy rock or object underneath a fluffy area where it’s easy to cover. Or, you could place a decorative object on top that you want to be seen.
- Once the garland is in place you can start stuffing the pops of color!
If you follow me on Instagram you’ll find fun video tutorials like the one below.
Check out the beautiful images below for more unique pampas grass decor ideas.
Thanks for reading!
this dear casa says
Your mantle decor is always so good! The pampas grass garland is one of my faves!!