DIY Flocked Christmas Wreath

Leah Althiser
by Leah Althiser
2 Materials
30 Minutes

I transformed our old green artificial wreath into a lovely "flocked" wreath to match our entryway trees with shaving cream and glue!

Last year I got two small flocked artificial trees to place on either side of our front door. I loved their snow-covered farmhouse look.

My only issue was that the artificial wreath I usually put on our front door wasn't flocked. It looked super weird with the mismatched trees and wreath.

So I decided to either figure out how to add flocking to my current wreath or buy a new one to match.

I'm a DIYer so you know what option I chose! Here's how it went...

Get some shaving cream

Well after doing some research I discovered that the cheapest and easiest way to add flocking to a wreath is with shaving cream.

Yep, the internet said you could just apply shaving cream mixed with glue to the wreath and let it dry.

I was definitely skeptical. But I figured it was worth a try and it would only cost $2!

Buying special flocking at the craft store was going to be much more expensive and time consuming, so I figured if it didn't work and I as just out the wreath and would buy a flocked one.

One word of caution - the wreath will smell like the shaving cream for a week or more. Be sure it is a smell you can handle! I suggest getting unscented or lightly scented shaving foam.

Cover your work surface and get a large bowl

We laid an old shower curtain over our kitchen table to limit the mess.

We sprayed one can of shaving cream into a large bowl. Then we dumped one container of school glue in with the shaving cream.

We mixed it with our hands but you could use a whisk or even a stand mixer if you want.

Then we were ready to begin flocking!

Coat each part of the wreath lightly

Our method was to take a small scoop of shaving cream and rub it over each piece of the wreath one at a time.

You want enough to coat the "fir" but no big globs.

Globs won't dry properly and may fall off.

We added flocking to all parts of the wreath - pine cones, berries, and fir.

We actually had lots of fun doing this. It was strangely therapeutic LOL.

I suggest letting it dry completely before putting it outside in the elements. I let ours dry inside for 48 hours before putting it out.

Here's our entryway with the trees and wreath.

We were super happy with how it turned out!

One warning it that the flocking is NOT waterproof. If it is in a location that will get exposed to any precipitation, it will wash off.

It worked fine on our large covered porch through.

Happy flocking!

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  • Nola Whitlow Nola Whitlow on Nov 14, 2022

    What size bottle of glue? Ounces?

    I have 3 different size bottles????

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  • Maria Maria on Dec 12, 2020

     Great idea! I’m in the same predicament and happen to have a can of shaving cream. I will definitely try this project.

    • Leah Althiser Leah Althiser on Dec 12, 2020

      I've updated the post to add that we mixed school glue (like Elmer's) in with the shaving cream as well. Forgot that but your comment reminded me - thank you!