I’m sure you’ve been seeing pampas grass as a major home decor trend lately; I know it for sure caught my eye. Of course there are many places where you can purchase already dried out pampas grass, but if you happen to come across some pampas grass on the side of the street (as long as it’s a public street of course) then snag a few and make them a great part of your home decor!
I absolutely love the look of how pampas are styled in the house. Personally, it makes the house feel cozy and airy.
So how do you dry out pampas grass? Easy! Follow these few steps below, and you’ll have yourself some perfect pampas styled in your home in no time!
Before cutting pampas grass from it’s weed bush, make sure you wear gloves! The grass are pretty sharp and can give you little cuts… just like a paper cut. OUCH! Also, make sure you have a sharp pair of scissors. Cut away! If you can, cut at least 6 branches. Also make sure before cutting, you know where you are placing the pampas at. If you have a large vase, then make sure you cut the stems pretty long, and same applies to a small vase. Also, cut them roughly at the same length and you can always cut them down smaller once you are ready to style them. *I have 2 vases styled in my house of pampas. The small vase has 6 branches and the large vase has about 11 branches.
Once they are cut, take each branch and spray it with hair spray. I did each branch with 2 layers of hair spray. I first sprayed each individual branch first with one layer and let it dried and them went back around and did each branch again with the second layer of hair spray. TIP- when spraying each branch, keep them separate from each other, otherwise they will stick and the feathers will come off.
After spraying each branch, take a few branches and tie the bundle of branches with a hair tie.
You will need to hang each bundle upside down to dry out. I placed them on a hanger, like so, and kept them outside to dry out. TIP- you will need to keep an eye out on the weather. You don’t want it to be windy outside, where the feathers will start flying away. If this occurs, find a place inside your home to let it dry out.
After two weeks of letting it dry out, it’s ready to be styled! They make great centerpieces for the dining table, corner pieces, or can be styled for party decorations. The ideas are pretty endless, and hopefully all this information helps, in case you come across some pampas and you want to have styled in your home and yet save some money.
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