I made these neutral tabletop trees from faux pampas stems, but I can assure you they’re not full of themselves! 😁
I can’t say it, read it or write it without translating it to “pompous ass” and conjuring up a mental image of insufferable ornamental landscape grass that looks down on all the other plantings.
In fairness, it pampas grass would have every right to be the pompous ass of the garden if it so chose. I think it’s the most beautiful ornamental grass, and I’ve been hectoring Handan to let me plant some of it somewhere on our property.
Well, until that day, I’ll have to make do with the fake stuff, and wouldn’t you know it, my babes thought of a brilliant Christmas hack for some faux pampas stems we bought from Hobby Lobby.
It’s no secret we’re a little obsessed with trees and stars around the holidays, so these neutral tabletop trees fit right into our tree-filled Christmas display!
Let’s get to it! You’re going to love how easy it is to make these trees!
DIY Neutral Tabletop Trees VIDEO Tutorial
Watch our short and fun video below for an overview of these trees before you read the detailed step-by-step tutorial.
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DIY Neutral Tabletop Trees Tutorial
I trimmed a few “branches” from the base of the pampas stem and set them aside for later.
Then I cut the stem as close as I could to the next set of branches.
The top of the pampas stem was capped with another frond of grass. I pulled that off and set it aside.
I pulled the base of this Dollar Tree decor item to use for my tree.
You can use any scrap of wood for the base – just drill a small hole to accommodate the stem.
I stuck the pampas stem into the base.
There were three branches that drooped below the base.
I trimmed them off and set them aside with the others.
That left me with six clippings which I used to fill in and fatten the tree.
I used a little hot glue to attach the clippings anywhere the tree looked a little haggard.
With all six glued back on the tree, my neutral tabletop tree was finished! I made one more and set them up on the dining room table.