Flocked Silk Flowers: How To Flock Faux Flowers For Winter Arrangements 

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Flocked silk flowers are a never-ending trend. Learn how to flock faux flowers for stunning winter arrangements, adding a fun, snowy beauty to each leaf and petal!

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Winter flocked silk flowers

There’s a special beauty that flocking brings to a faux floral arrangement; its snowy realism just amplifies every design it touches!

So, today, I’m going to be doing a bit of a different tutorial. 

Instead of showing you how to make a gorgeous faux floral arrangement, I’m going to show you a beginner floristry technique you need to know – how to get flocked silk flowers!

This flocking technique is the perfect way to give any arrangement that snow-kissed look. It can be used for any season, from winter to an untimely spring snowfall (maybe just avoid summer!). 

Flocking can be used for any of your faux floral projects, from Christmas trees to ribbons to elaborate arrangements. 

So, without further ado, let’s get to it!

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Supplies for this project

You’ll need: 

  • Snow flock
  • Fine-mist spray bottle
  • Metal sifter
  • Paper towel
  • Arrangement of your choice 
  • Newspaper or cardboard

How to flock faux flowers for winter arrangements 

1. Test your flowers 

The first step is to make sure your materials are color-fast. In other words, is the dye going to run when wet?

To do this, take a paper towel and saturate it with water. 

Then, blot around the flower and see if the dye is secure. If there’s any transfer, it’s no good!

Check the berries, leaves, flowers… everything!

2. Protect your surface

Next, protect your workstation by laying down some paper under your arrangement. 

You can use newspaper, sheet pans, or cardboard – whatever works. 

3. Flock your arrangement

Now for the flocking!

Work in small sections, spraying a section with water and then dusting the flocking overtop. 

Rotate your arrangement, spraying another little section and continuing to add flocking. It’s okay if the sections overlap a little bit!

Keep working your way around until you’ve flocked the entire arrangement. 

Remember to focus a bit more on the top, where snow would naturally fall on greenery and flowers. 

4. Set the flocked silk flowers

Once you’ve finished the flocking, go back in and saturate the entire arrangement with water to set it. This isn’t just a fine mist – give it a good soak!

The flocking will take 24-48 hours to completely set, so it’s best to leave it at this point and come back in a couple of days to see your masterpiece.  

Please remember to keep whatever flocked arrangement you create inside, as the flocking will melt off if exposed to any water. 

I hope you have a ton of fun flocking your gorgeous creations!

Watch the video: How to flock silk flowers for winter arrangements

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  1. Mary Gibson on January 7, 2024 at 7:45 pm

    Is it possible to spray a sealer on after drying thoroughly so it could be used on outside?

    • Julie Siomacco on February 2, 2024 at 3:00 pm

      I’ve not tried it.

  2. Barbara Moyer on January 8, 2024 at 9:42 am

    This is such a great idea..your work is beautiful

  3. Betty M Swift on January 9, 2024 at 7:13 pm

    Love it! Can’t wait to try it! Thanks!

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