How to Make Festive DIY Flocked Ornaments Using Baking Soda

Today, I'm going to show you how to make DIY flocked ornaments for your holiday decor. This simple hack adds a snow-like texture to your ornaments and coordinates everything in a matching pretty pastel color scheme. The secret ingredient? Baking soda!

Keep watching and reading to discover how to make flocked ornaments for your Christmas tree.

This post was transcribed by a member of the Hometalk editorial team from the original HometalkTV episode.

Tools and materials

  • Christmas ornaments
  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • Spray paint
  • Gloves
  • Bowl
  • Paintbrush
  • String
  • Ribbon
Baking soda

Baking soda and Christmas decor? You bet!

Removing the tops of the ornaments

1. Remove the tops

First, remove the caps from the tops of the ornament balls. Just give them a little twist and they should pop right off.

Mixing flour and baking soda together

2. Mix flour and baking soda

Mix together equal parts flour and our magic ingredient, baking soda.

Spray-painting the ornaments

3. Spray-paint the ornaments

Next, we're going to spray-paint the ornaments. Strong paint colors work well in this project because the color will become more muted and subtle in the finished ornament.

Dipping the painted ornaments in the flour and baking soda mixture

4. Dip in the flour and baking soda mixture

After you spray paint the ornament, drench it in the flour and baking soda mixture. I advise doing this one ornament at a time and wear some gloves. It can get a little messy. You can spray-paint the entire ornament and dunk it or spray it in sections.

Reattaching the tops of the ornaments

5. Reattach the tops

After painting and dunking, let the ornaments dry. Once dry, put the cap back on the ornament.

Dusting of the excess flour and baking soda with a paintbrush

6. Dust off the excess

Using a small paintbrush, gently brush off the excess flour mixture. I have to be honest, I felt a little bit like an archaeologist!

Tying string onto the ornament

7. Tie string to hang the ornaments

Tie a simple ribbon or string through the ornament cap and hang on your Christmas tree.

Displaying the DIY flocked ornaments in a bowl
Hanging DIY flocked ornaments on a Christmas tree
DIY flocked ornaments on a Christmas tree

DIY flocked ornaments

Once dusted off, your faux-flocked ornament is complete. For a simple holiday display, place multiple flocked ornaments in a bowl surrounded by greenery or simply hang them on your Christmas tree.

I hope this inspired you to make DIY Christmas ornaments. Let me know what you think of this project in the comments below.

DIY Christmas Decorations

For more information, discover our guides on how to keep a flocked tree from shedding and alternative DIY flocked Christmas tree ideas.

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