Thursday, April 18, 2013

DIY Flocking


I've been seeing flocking all over the stores (and some ingeniously decorated nails). It's kind of like colored, fluffy, cotton candy, but in teeny pieces. I didn't want to buy more things, so my first thought was can I make my own? Yes I can!

I borrowed the microfine shredder from the kitchen, wadded up some paper scraps from Daiso, and shredded away. In case I didn't cover everything, I used the same color yellow as a backing, covered it in glue and dipped into my paper flocking (tweezers are helpful!). Then I glued it to my daisy flower, which then decorated my 3D cakes.






14 comments:

  1. That's brilliant! The DIY flocking makes the flowers look real - moreso than the packaged flocking. Thanks so much for sharing this technique.

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    1. Hee hee hee, thanks Stephanie! You made my day! :D

      Cecelia

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  2. Another technique I must try. Great idea!

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  3. So very clever! I love flocking, and will have to try this out. Maybe our second microplane will have a new home in my craft room. :)

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  4. Nothing better than a 2 for 1 deal. :)

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  5. Really!! You shredded the paper !! SO clever. I am going to try this right away.

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    1. I can't wait to see what you'll make with it Suganthi. I know it's going to be spectacular!

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  6. This is a great idea! I've toyed with getting flocking but never have. (That whole 'more supplies & where to store them" thing.) I will try this method. Thanks for posting this.

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    1. Hi Susie! Thanks so much for your comment! I'm always thrilled when someone enjoys "less is more" with me too! I've love to see what you make one day.
      Cecelia

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  7. I read of using the styro stuff and grate but this is so much more cleaner and I have lots of paper so I love not having to buy something to make something. Thank you so very much for this information. And for sharing on Under the cherry tree, That is how I found you. ;-)) Thanks to Jin too.

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    1. Hi Nana, yes I completely agree with you - why not use what we have on hand? It's such a "grate" feeling to use up scraps - plus it makes my project colors all match too! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment here - I'm overwhelmed by such wonderful response from Jin's readers; I'm walking on air!
      Cecelia

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