Thursday, November 24, 2016

Tutorial for Flocking Christmas Greenery

  Happy Thanksgiving.
Are you ready to pull out Christmas stuff this afternoon or tomorrow?
I wanted to get this flocking tutorial posted before you begin decking your halls for Christmas.
My flocking secret was revealed here on Monday.  

 Here is a tutorial to help you flock almost anything. 

Step 1
Fluff your greens.
Reshaping your worn out garlands, trees and picks will give them new life.



Step 2
Paint
Paint the item that you would like flocked. 
Spray paint gets more coverage and is easier than brush painting but either will work. 
Let dry.


Step 3
Joint Compound


Load some white joint compound onto to the end of a putty knife.


Gently smear it on the tips of your branches. 
This is messy. Joint compound will fall through the branches so make sure that you have a covered work surface.


Each time the putty knife is loaded, it is enough to decorate a three or four inch section.
The joint compound I have was pink when we opened the container.  Because we have had it a few years it is now more of a putty color but it has dried white.
You have to use a white joint compound not something putty colored.


Otherwise it might look like yellow snow and we all know the rule about that. 

Step 4
Glitter or Snow

Sprinkle with iridescent glitter immediately before it dries.


I didn't have any but I think that the craft "snow" that can be sprinkled would work great.
This will need to dry 24 hours.


Decorate as desired.



This was a commercially flocked pick that had turned brown.
I re-flocked it.




Here is a little church that I repainted and flocked.


Before:



After:



Here is a garland I made for our lamp post.



I'm not sure how it will do with the weather but I'm okay with that.
I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving.
I have so much to be thankful for.

Katie

6 comments :

  1. thanks for providing all the pictures and info. I've passed up quite a few bargains and pretty things due to the old flocking going bad. Now I'll be able to buy those knowing I can redo them.

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  2. Yay Katie!! thanks so much for sharing the how-to. This is really pretty!!

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  3. It sure is a messy job...I just bought 2 of the cutest flocked, lighted, 3 foot trees at Big Lots for $30 for the two...they are really cute and can be used outside or inside..I am using mine in the dining room and very happy with them...I am not decorating like a crazy woman this year...not even getting all my decos out...the older I get, less is more for holiday decorating....

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  4. Love flocked trees but not too sure I want to take the time to flock one. But thanks Katie for the good instructions in case I change my mind. May just take bj's easy way to have flocked trees. Anxious to see the Cozy Christmas Blog Tour.

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  5. Katie,
    Thank you for the tutorial... just the kind of info I need.

    Judith

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