Try this easy way to get flocked greenery! This Flocked Tabletop Tree in a Farmhouse Crate was an experiment that turned out great. I was happy that my easy method of getting a flocked look worked out.
Do you ever start a project and have no idea if it’s going to work out or if you’re going to end up with a hot mess? Yes? Me, too! This project was definitely one of those! Fortunately, it worked out as I hoped it would.
Supplies Used for Flocked Tabletop Tree in a Farmhouse Crate:
- 18″ Tree
- Faux Snow flakes
- Refreshing Mist for Hair
- Small Silver Pine Cones
- Wood Crate
- Paint & Brush
- Medium Grit Sand Paper
- J and Y letters
- Metal Star
I’ve used this crate in the past for other projects. It’s been painted a few times. I added two coats of Folk Art Home Decor Chalk paint in Castle for this look. Once it was dry, I used a small piece of medium grit sand paper around the edges. Since the bottom of the crate isn’t solid, I added a sheet of felt and glued it in place.
I know there are flocking powders that you can buy and I’ve seen some lovely ones done using that, but since I was only doing a small tabletop tree, I didn’t want to invest much money in flocking it. I wasn’t at all sure if this would work, but it did! I used Buffalo Snow Flurries that I bought at Michaels and some water mixed with Hair Refreshing Mist. The bottle was only about 1/3 of the way full. I filled it up with water and shook it a little. There is just enough tack in the mist that it has a stickiness to it. Mixed with water, it was just right for having the snow stick to the branches coated with it.
I sprayed the tree branches a few at a time and sprinkled the faux snow over them. I was happy to see that it was adhering to the branches!
I continued adding more snow until I had the look I wanted. Once that was done, I glued some Dollar Tree silver pine cones in a few spots in the tree to give it a fuller look.
I bought the JOY letters at Michaels and planned on using them all for the front of the crate. As I was figuring out the placement, I decided to switch out the O with a piece of greenery. I added a snow flake from a floral pick to the greenery. These are all hot glued to the crate.
I’m happy with how this turned out. I’m thinking of doing a few old wreaths that I have using the same method. I wouldn’t recommend this for a large tree, but for small projects, it works great.
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