Then, last year, I googled "diy flocking" and came upon several posts that had a recipe using grated ivory soap and spray starch from a can. I modified slightly using the following ingredients:
1 bar ivory soap, grated on the large holes on a box grater
1/2 cup spray starch. I used this kind:
1/4 cup hot tap water.
Put everything in a large bowl and mix using a hand mixer.
Mix for a minute or two until you have something that resembles soft butter~like when you over mix whipping cream and it gets almost clumpy
I decided to flock an old wreath I've had in storage that I spray flocked a few years ago. It's perfectly good wreath, just a dusty mess from the spray. I tapped off as much of the dust as possible and wiped it down with a towel and was left with a slightly sage colored wreath which I really liked. Then I propped it up outside and started the dabbing of faux snow.
You definitely want to do this outdoors or on a large tarp because this part gets really messy. Last year when I did this I was totally perplexed about how to go about creating realistic looking snow. After a few tries I found my 2 favorite techniques: