If you are obsessed with all of the beautiful flocked wreaths (and trees!) out there then this is the tutorial for you! I always look longingly at the beautiful flocked wreaths as I walk down the aisles at the store but I can’t stand the price tags.
So I purchased a cheap ($6 budget wreath!) from the Michaels clearance bin and figured we’d try a little DIY flocking of our own. Luckily, it turned out to be much easier than I thought it would be!
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It’s Day 1 and we are sharing DIY Wreath Ideas! Let’s get started!
Step One: Spray Snow!
Luckily making our DIY Flocked Wreath is as easy as spray painting a table! This little can of spray snow was so easy to use. I was a little worried it would turn my wreath into a wet, lumpy mess of yuck but it actually turned out wonderful!
Hold your can about a foot away and spray in small circles. Make sure to keep moving so that you don’t hit the same section over and over and over. Remember that light layers is much better than a heavy layer all at the same time.
You don’t want the branches to become too wet before they dry.
Make sure to hit the top and bottom branches with your spray snow and even hit the back and inside of the wreath with your snow.
You want to make sure the coverage is complete!
Then leave your wreath to dry for a couple of hours. At this point I carefully carried my wreath inside and hung it on a wreath hook to dry. It didn’t cause any problems in the house but the air inside was much warmer than the cold air outside so the wreath dried much faster.
Step Two: Repeat!
You can see that the wreath looks beautiful and white at this point… just like I’d hoped! Once the wreath dried it lost a little bit of it’s whiteness (is that a thing?!)… like some of the snow had fallen off.
Not a problem! Once the wreath had dried I took it back outside and put another light layer on the wreath. The second coat was perfect and now my wreath looks snowy and white just like I was hoping for.
Step Three: Prep Your Decorations!
If you’re working with specific wreath supplies (like the pretty leaves and berries I use on either side of the horse) you’ll just have to use a bit of floral wire to attach each piece. This little horse however needed a little help before it was attached!
Since the horses hooves will be hidden by the wreaths tiny branches I decided to drill a hole through each hoof to thread my floral wire through. Now each hoof can be easily attached to the wreath!
Once the wires are attached I placed the horse on the wreath to make sure it was in the right position before starting to wrap the wires around the wreath. Once your decorations are prepared and the main pieces are placed you can move on to adding the greenery (rose goldery?) and bow.
Step Four: Attach Your Greenery and Bow!
Now it’s time to finish the wreath! I added a bit of rose gold leaves and bobbles on either side of the horse… one leaf pick and one pick with bobbles and webbed leaves on either side.
Simply attach your greenery (rose goldery?) at several points for each pick… then top it all off with a big bow!
Now you’re finished! I went with a rose gold Scandanavian theme for this wreath but you may decide on a completely different vibe for your flocked wreath. Either way it’s time to enjoy. Hang your pretty flocked wreath on the front door and step back!