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I have these trees and wreath I bought from Hobby Lobby and Amazon a while back. There’s nothing wrong with them as they are – I just wanted to change their look.
Flocked everything is so popular this season, so I decided to jump in with the trend. I’ve heard great things from other bloggers about SnoFlock flocking powder and I wanted to give it a try.
I bought a 2-pound bag of it from Amazon. It came with an instruction pamphlet. I’ve never flocked anything before so I needed all the instructions I could get.
I’m going to copy the step-by-step instructions from the SnoFlock website in italics and then add my experience below each step.
Begin by gathering all the necessary materials. We recommend the use of a simple face mask, gloves and safety goggles. You will need a spray bottle with water and a coarse mesh kitchen sifter. If desired, lay down a protective tarp or drop cloth on your work area and fill up your spray bottle with water. Even though SnoFlock is all natural, we want to keep dust and clean up to a minimum. Lay down a protective tarp or drop cloth to prevent unnecessary cleanup. If your applying SnoFlock in an area where you can hose down the surface, you can get simply wash off the excess material.
I got everything together per the instructions including the safety equipment. When sprinkling the SnoFlock, it floats around in the air quite a bit so it can get into your eyes, nose, and mouth, so safety goggles and a face mask are definitely
It was a nice sunny December day here in
Let’s prepare your desired item to be flocked. SnoFlock can be used on any kind of decor, fresh-cut, live, or artificial. If you will be flocking an artificial tree, make sure you fluff the branches first. To begin, generously spray your selected item with water, this will help set SnoFlock into place.
Easy enough. 🙂
With your sifter full of SnoFlock in one hand, and your spray bottle in the other, shake the sifter. Whilst your SnoFlock is airborne, spray the falling powder. Repeat until the desired effect is achieved.
I’m guessing these directions are for people who are coordinated, which I’m not. Thankfully the
Whilst applying SnoFlock, the shimmering Ice Flakes will remain in your sifter as they are larger than the openings. You may choose to apply these Ice Flakes whilst
Once I got a tree pretty well covered with the SnoFlock, I would take some in my hand and sprinkle it on the tree to form a heavier layer on the ends of the tree branches. I didn’t worry about the Ice Flakes too much – they showed up just fine sprinkling them on with the rest of the SnoFlock powder while I was doing it by hand.
After you have
I did this, but I didn’t use a lot of water in fear of causing the SnoFlock to run off the trees. The flock seemed to have set well enough without using a lot of water.
It’s important that you allow
I didn’t plan on decorating these trees (at least not right away) so I wasn’t worried about getting them completely dry before I brought them inside. I let them dry for around 4 hours in the sun and they were dry to the touch, so that was good enough for me.
I was very impressed with how easy (although messy) this was to apply and how realistic the
I hope you enjoyed my flocking tutorial using SnoFlock and it inspires you to flock some of your outdated or budget Christmas decor!
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