These Pampas Grass Christmas Trees Reimagine the Evergreen

published Dec 24, 2020
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Christmas trees may be evergreen, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have trends. We’ve seen rose gold trees, pink tulle trees, ceramic trees, white trees… And this year we’re also seeing trees made from pampas grass.

Metro UK pointed out the Instagram trend in late November. “Obviously a pampas tree needs some decoration, otherwise it just looks like a forgotten plant left to wither,” the publication wrote. “We’d recommend skipping the usual tinsel, however, and sticking to that pared back theme with neutral-toned baubles and subtle touches of glitter and light.”

Dried pampas grass can make a simple yet striking decoration year-round. As a Christmas tree, it does the same, only more. Depending on their styling, pampas trees can look rustic, haunting, opulent, elegant, or, yes, like dried-up Christmas trees.

Judging by the photos on Instagram, some of these trees are built to look like they grew from the ground fully made from pampas grass, while others clearly begin with an evergreen Christmas tree as a base.

While the all-pampas ones look like they require the work of an expert florist, there are versions of the trend that look easier, and probably more affordable, to execute.

You can buy a bundle of dried pampas grass on Etsy, then stick stalks of it into your tree as you please. It comes in a range of natural and dyed colors. You can even grow your own pampas grass—start now and maybe you’ll be ready by next Christmas.