What to do when your dried grasses arrive

Dried grasses are famously long-lasting with low maintenance.  You don’t really have to do anything with them once they arrive. However, if you want to keep them looking their absolute best, here are our top tips for tip top care and maintenance.

Welcome them! Balloons, banners and even a cake aren’t too much: your grasses have arrived, they’re here to stay and they’re going to make a big difference to your home.

Pop them in a vase: for pre-tied bunches, your arrangement will already be ideal to pop straight into your vase.

Fluff it up: if you’ve ordered pampas, this will need fluffing up after the journey. Here’s how:

  • Take it outside and gently rub the heads between the palms of your hands (expect some seeds to float away – it’s perfectly normal and natural)
  • Give them a blast with cold air from a hair drier
  • Spritz them with hair spray – just like your hair it helps the heads to keep their shape and stops moulting

Snipping: if the stems you’ve ordered are too long for your chosen vase, carefully snip the stems until they’re at your perfect length

Choose pride of place: as long as you don’t put your dried grasses in a damp room, they should last for years

Dusting: this is unbelievably easy: just give your dried grasses a gentle blast from your hair drier every now and then to remove dust, that’s all you need to do!

Get recycling:

  • Cardboard and paper can be recycled (you could even keep the tissue paper for gift wrap)
  • Packing peanuts dissolve when you run them under water (give them a rub between your fingers if you want to speed up the process)

The admiration process: it’s impossible not to admire your new addition to the family. But why stop at gazing lovingly at your dried grasses each time you pass them? We recommend sharing photos on Instagram so all your friends can admire them too (don’t forget to tag us – we really love seeing them in their new homes)

Recommendations: let other people know what it feels like to welcome a member of the Meadow Made family into your own. Leave a review of the dried grass you purchased on our website to help describe them to others. We would genuinely love to hear your feedback!

Diarise: Make a note in your calendar of when your dried grasses arrived. How else will you remember their birthday?

Now you’re all set, all you have to do is choose where you start: dried grasses or dried bouquets.

About the author

Hannah loves sharing her knowledge about both the outside world and the interiors world, so that Meadow Made customers are as informed and entertained as possible. Find out more about Hannah.