Pampas Grass and Bunny Tails
Pampas grass plumes are so beautiful…and brittle. While I love the look in my fall décor, I don’t love the mess they make. Create a faux version with yarn that won’t shed all over your floors.
You’ll need: (ALL affiliate link proceeds are donated to no-kill animal shelters and rescue organizations ❤)
* A chopstick or dowel rod
* Wire brush
For the bunny tails, I’m using traditional yarn and for pampas grass, I’m using feather fringe yarn.
* An ultra firm hold hairspray. I’m talking something gravity defying.
Have a friend hold your yard ball, if needed and wrap a strand around your hand 25 times.
Cut the yarn and run the end under and around the layers to make a knot.
Before putting the knot tight, run your chopstick or dowel rod through the knot.
Then pull the end tight to secure. Make two more knots to hold everything tightly in place.
Run the blade of your scissors through the loops and cut.
Make another 25 layer yarn loop and follow the same process of adding the chopstick before tightening the knot and then cut the loops.
Bunny tails only need two of these loop sets. For pampas grass, make five or more loop sets with the feather fringe yarn.
For the bunny tails, use the wire brush to comb out the yarn strands. Hold the knotted area tightly and don’t brush too hard so the strands don’t pull out.
Continue brushing until the yarn is fluffy.
Spritz the hair spray all over the yarn.
Hold the chopstick or dowel rod upside down and shape the fluff into a bunny tail.
Once the hairspray is dry, use the scissors to further shape as needed.
For pampas grass, simply spritz and shape. Keep the plume upside down until the hairspray has fully dried.
Watch the step-by-step video tutorial here! The proceeds from this video (and the entire channel) are also donated to no-kill shelters and rescue organizations. Watch, like, subscribe, and share to help raise these donations for animals ❤
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