Pampas grass decor is really popular right now and when I came across a photo on Instagram of a large pampas grass Christmas tree, I knew that I wanted to try to make my own.
I did some research before attempting this Christmas tree DIY and quickly realized that there really aren’t any tutorials out there. I found one video where someone had used plywood and chicken wire for a large pampas grass Christmas tree but I didn’t like it all that much and I wanted a more fluffy and full-looking tree.
I’m really excited to share with you how I made mine because I love it so much and I’m actually surprised that the cats are leaving it alone. You can also check out my other neutral boho Christmas tree that I decorated for this same table previously.
How to make a pampas grass Christmas tree
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Can you believe that this little tabletop Christmas tree only cost me $4? Why was it so cheap? Well, I had most of the supplies and only needed to buy the styrofoam cone which I was able to get for cheap with a coupon.
- styrofoam cone
- floral wire
- flower pot or planter
- pampas grass or any other fluffy plumed dried grass
(you might wonder where you could buy pampas grass or the specific grass that I used if you can’t find it growing somewhere and I found several places: HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE)
pampas grass Christmas tree instructions
I am lucky enough to have plenty of it growing where we live and I could make a giant tree one day. Hey maybe next year, right? Now that I know that the cats leave it alone.
The grass that I used is called common reed Phragmites australis and depending on the lighting can look rather brown because of the seeds but with added fairy lights looks light tan. Some pampas grasses are long and pointy and I wanted to make sure that I had a fluffy variety.
I actually made a video so you could see exactly what steps I took to make this Christmas tree. Use the triangle on the image to turn on the video. If you are on a cellphone or other device, turn it horizontal for better viewing. If it doesn’t work, you can also head to my YouTube channel HERE to see the video.
I mentioned my cat enclosure in the video tutorial which you can see HERE.
One of the most important things is that you cut the stems at a pointy angle before inserting them into the styrofoam cone. It really helps!
Finished pampas grass Christmas tree
Look how cute Maya looks in front of the tree. She literally matches and blends in.
You can also check out my lunch bag snowflake tutorial. They look great with the tree.
Here is another little decor idea for the pampas Christmas tree. I added some feathers to the tips and love how they look. All the other photos of it in the living room are without the feathers though.
UPDATE: I implemented that idea in my latest new forage dried floral Christmas tree for you to check out where I used this same tutorial.
Or you can buy a small pre-made similar tree below:
So what do you think? Do you like it as much as I do?
I think I’m going to slow down now and enjoy the season. And when Christmas is over, I will finally share the updates I have given our bedroom.