To Flock Or Not To Flock? December 13, 2012 Christmas, DIY, Floral, Floral Tutorials, Home Decor, Home Decor Tutorials, Our House 5 Comments 4067 If you don’t know by now that I’m Jewish, you’re probably new to LCH and that’s ok 🙂 What it all boils down to is that sometimes I am very late to the Christmas party. I have recently “discovered” this phenomenon of elves on shelves, that apparently Santa handles presents differently depending on the family (sometimes he wraps, and sometimes he doesn’t?), and that you can put fake snow on a tree and call it flocked. So this is me getting on the flock wagon. From what I understand you can buy a real tree already flocked, but what’s the fun in that? So when my friend Amy sent me this link, I knew I had to try my hand at a snow-kissed tree this year. It was surprisingly easy to execute, and I may just be hooked. I really wanted the effect to be realistic, so I focused on apply the “flock” to the tops of the branches only-like a true snowfall- and applied more to the outer most branches (that would generally catch more snow). I ended up modifying the recipe a bit because I couldn’t find all the ingredients: 2 cups grated Ivory soap (about 1.5-2 bars) 2/3 cup Bounce Ironing Spray (I couldn’t find plain liquid starch) 4 tbsp hot water I blended everything together with my electric beater and applied it to the branches using both a small paintbrush and my fingers. Super easy. I think it would be fun to do with kids! I love the flocked look, and my tree was all but done before I had a major impulse buy at the fabric store. Oh yes, I came home with 1 yard of plaid fabric to replace the seersucker on my chicken wire tree wrap. I plead insanity. I just couldn’t control myself. One cut across the length, a seam, and more duct tape gave me this final look: Here are some other tree shots: I wish I was a better photographer so I could capture how pretty the tree is! Maybe by next year 😉 5 Responses Marsha Milstock December 13, 2012 Rachael do you have anything creative for Hanukkah? With your talent for the unusual, I am hoping for something that will wow me. I have searched the net and found nothing that excited me or motivated me to do something. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!! Marsha Reply Rachael Evans December 16, 2012 Hi Marsha! Unfortunately I’ve been uninspired by the Hanukkah stuff out there as well. I’ll do some looking, but it might be too late for this year 🙁 I did find these cute printable labels http://blog.worldlabel.com/2012/free-printable-hanukkah-labels-and-templates.html Reply mary fran December 13, 2012 How adorable! I “snowed” a few things this year…I have 3 rustic pencil trees outside and I am going to flock them this year. I love the ornaments and the plaid tree bowl! mary fran Reply » An Owl Themed Christmas Tree with At Home! November 30, 2015 […] from At Home Christmas Decor. After I put the lights up, I flock the tree (see recipe and method here). The flocking is pretty delicate, so it’s best to wait until you’ve done most of the […] Reply An Owl Themed Christmas Tree with At Home! | Rosalie Rodney November 30, 2015 […] from At Home Christmas Decor. After I put the lights up, I flock the tree (see recipe and method here). The flocking is pretty delicate, so it’s best to wait until you’ve done most of the […] Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.