Today I’m sharing how easy it is to make your own DIY flocked wreath that is perfect for Christmas and all winter long.
I seem to be a bit obsessed with flocking at Christmas. A couple of years ago I flocked our artificial Christmas tree and I am still completely in love with it.
This year I decided to try something new and flock a wreath.
I wasn’t completely sure how it would turn out, but it’s even more beautiful than my tree! I can’t wait to show you how easy it was!
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Materials for Flocked Wreath
- Basic evergreen wreath
- This doesn’t have to be a beautiful wreath – a super cheap, plain wreath works great. I used a super basic wreath that I got on sale at a craft store for less than $5.
- Flocking powder
- spray bottle of water
- vines, sticks, or evergreen clippings from your yard – this is optional but really adds a lot to the finished wreath, if you don’t have any real branches that you can access, you can also use Christmas picks
- large jingle bells and string – this doorknob hanger would work perfectly
How to flock a wreath
This is the wreath I started with.
You really don’t need a very nice wreath for this, the cheapest wreath you can find will work just fine.
If it’s a little sparse looking, the flocking and branches we’re going to add will help fill it out. And the flocking will also cover up any particularly cheap looking needles.
Flocking something is actually very easy.
Be sure to put some type of dropcloth beneath your work area before you begin.
Then simply spray water on the wreath and sift flocking powder onto it. Give a few more mists of water to help set everything and let it dry for a few hours.
It’s that quick and easy.
Without adding a single other thing, it already looks a million times better!
But since I used a very basic wreath, I wanted to make it a little more interesting.
You could easily buy some pretty Christmas picks to add, but I decided to go the free route. I simply took my garden shears outside and cut bits of vine and cuttings from some evergreen shrubs.
My husband laughed when I told him I used greenery and branches from the yard. But wasn’t all real Christmas greenery originally cut fresh from outdoors?
There’s no reason not to use what’s in your yard, even if all you have is a few broken branches!
I flocked the vines and branches in the exact same way as the wreath – mist with water, sift flocking powder over it, and mist with water again to help activate the glue in the flocking.
Then I simply stuck them in the wreath to give it depth and texture.
Because I flocked them separately, it will be easy to remove them later if they wilt too much as they dry.
I’ve had people ask about using spray snow or something similar instead of flocking powder. Sadly, spray snow will not give you the same results. It just doesn’t give that beautiful snowy texture that you get with real flocking powder.
I originally purchased a 5 ln box of flocking to flock my tree, and I’ve used the same box to flock this wreath and flock quite a few branches and clippings and still have plenty left in the box so it goes a long way.
If you only want a small amount for a few small projects, a smaller 2 lb box should be plenty.
At this point, my wreath was beautiful but it needed a little something more, so I added a trio of jingle bells to the center of the wreath. (My bells were originally part of a door knob hanger, but any large bells will work.)
It’s the perfect wintery wreath for the front door. I especially love that this wreath is beautiful for Christmas and will continue to look great all winter long.
If you’re looking for more details on all things flocking, I’ve got you covered with the posts below:
- DIY Flocked Christmas Tree – walks you step-by-step through how to flock a Christmas tree.
- How my Flocked Christmas Tree Looks 5 Years Later – answers all kinds of questions including how much mess is actually involved.
- What is the Best Christmas Tree Flock: Putting it to the Test – a side-by-side comparison of the most popular flocking powders
- 15 Gorgeous Flocked Christmas Trees for Any Budget – for when you don’t feel like going the DIY route
- Basic evergreen wreath
- Flocking powder - I used Sno-Flock for both my tree and this wreath and it was fabulous
- spray bottle of water
- vines, sticks, or evergreen clippings from your yard
- three large jingle bells and string
- Start with a very basic wreath. It doesn't have to be particularly attractive because the flocking really hides the flaws.
- Flocking something is very easy. Before beginning, put some type of drop cloth beneath your work area.
- Then spray water on the wreath and sift flocking powder onto it.
- Give a few more mists of water to help set everything and let it dry for a few hours. It’s that quick and easy.
- After the flocking, I also added some bits of vine and cuttings from some evergreen shrubs outside, but this is optional.
- I flocked the vines and branches in the exact same way as the wreath.
- Then I simply stuck them in the wreath to give it texture. Because I flocked them separately, it will be easy to remove them later if they wilt as they dry.
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Have a wonderful Christmas!
Google Web Story: How to Flock a Christmas Wreath