As the holiday season approaches, my mind always turns to crafting festive decorations that celebrate the coziness of the season. This year, I wanted to try something a little different than my usual felt ornaments by incorporating flocking for added texture. Flocking is a technique that involves using an adhesive to apply colorful fibers evenly across a surface. It creates the illusion of velvet or plush felt and can really make your homemade decor pop.
My plan was to make a coordinated set of felt ornaments in the same color way, to allow for a cohesive touch of velvet throughout our spaces. Starting off with the most common and affordable, we are starting with clear plastic round ornaments. These were a little tricky getting all around the ornament, holding it in place, but they turned out great… Let’s get into the materials and instructions.
Clear Plastic Ornaments
- Load Flocking Applicator
- Evenly paint self-leveling adhesive around entire ornament
- Place ornament on a peg or hang to help stabilize it
- apply flocking using an applicator to apply it evenly fully-over coat the object. Extra will fall off.
- Allow ample time to dry
- handle carefully for a few days and enjoy
To my delight, the fibers covered the shapes smoothly, leaving an even coating of color. A few light brushings removed any excess not stuck to the adhesive, or a soft puff of air from a blow dryer or air compressor. The finished ornaments had a luxurious, plush-like appearance. Best of all, the same materials and technique meant the whole collection matched perfectly.
*I do want to note that we have had a few not turn out the first time. We painted the self-leveling adhesive overtop the first attempt, and it actually turned out better the 2nd go around. Not wanting to waste material, I wouldn’t do this for every item, but if there is something you really want to turn out well, two layers has proven to be drastically better.
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You can see me tackle this DIY on my Instagram (here). Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today and every other day. It truly means the world to us here on the farm. Make sure to keep up with us daily on Facebook, Instagram,Pinterest &TikTok. As always, Stay Cozy!