The Gorgeous Pampas Feather Fall Wreath
Growing up we always had pampas grass in our "backyard" ;), but it wasn't really something I pictured decorating with until this past summer! Sam, my environmental biologist hub, has an appreciation for different plants and showed me some awesome pictures of pampas feathers as decoration - I immediately fell in love and started planning to make farmhouse inspired fall wreaths with it!
I gave Sam a hard time about not letting me know about pampas feathers BEFORE our wedding because I would have been all over it with this stuff. Do me a favor and search 'pampas feather wedding' on Pinterest and swoon. Can we just get married again? Pampas feathers are so fluffy and magical - especially when the sunlight hits them just the right way and they glow...
What You Need
- Grapevine Wreath
- Pampas Feathers
How to make a Pampas Feather Wreath
- Cut the stem straight across at the desired length
- If you cut them late in the season they will be mostly dried out like ours were. If not you can hang them upside down in a bundle to let them dry - for as long as they need it. I honestly think this step is sort of pointless but use your own discretion. We ended up hanging ours upside down overnight because it was easier to spray them with hairspray and let it set that way.
- Spray your pampas feathers with hairspray so that the plumes stay intact. I sprayed them individually and then again after I arranged on the wreath.
- It's easiest to use a grapevine wreath so that you have a way to arrange the feathers easily in a way they will stay. I didn't have to use any hot glue, even though I had some on hand just in case. Arrange stems one at a time, securing them underneath vines in the wreath and repeat until the wreath is full all the way around!
- Spray with hairspray and hang!
Farmhouse Inspired Pampas Feather Fall Wreath
This wreath was so much fun to make! Sam helped me go on a late night excursion to cut the pampas feathers and then I was just so excited to make it because I'd been thinking about it for forever! I ended up making two wreaths, a 24" wreath and a 30" wreath. The 24" wreath was a lot easier to work with and turned out the be the perfect size for a front door. The 30" wreath was gigantic! And kind of crazy, but still pretty awesome. So unless you have a wall to hang a huge one on, I'd recommend making a 24" or even an 18" wreath - they turn out looking great or as my mother-in-law said, "very southern living"!
I hope you enjoy these wreaths! People will love them - I gave my mom the 24" wreath and my mother-in-law wants one as well, so I need to get one to her (wish I had one to give you yesterday)! Happy first of fall everyone 🙂 And how awesome is the weather today in Austin?! Perfect timing!