Learn how to easily flock a Christmas tree with artificial snow with flocking powder. In this post, we're showing you an affordable way to add white snow without having to spend a lot of money to get the white, snowy look.
After my hunt last year for the most economical 12 foot Christmas tree, I finally found one that had rave reviews!
Why Flock a Christmas Tree with Flocking Powder
The way that you know whether a tree is quality or not is based on the pine leaves on the tree. If they are made up of paper that has been cut, that's pretty much a sign that it will be the most economical (e.g. cheap) tree. The ones made of thin PVC are the ones that you want to go after. This tree that I purchased had a good mixture of both - making it both a quality tree for a really good price.
What I really wanted was a cheap, good quality flocked Christmas tree that was 12 foot tall. I knew that I would have to compromise on something if I wanted something under $1,000.
I really wanted to get a flocked Christmas tree, but it was so dang expensive! It literally was three times the price to get a flocked Christmas tree versus a non-flocked one! Anyway, I settled and got a tree that was pre-lit and 12 feet tall.
However, I still wanted the flocked look. Look at that dust of snow. I feel like flocked trees provide a great look for a neutral decor home.
So this year, before taking the Christmas tree down, I'm going to flock it one more time! I'm going to show you how to do it in a few easy steps:
Supplies for Flocking a Christmas Tree to Make It Look Snowy
- Flocking Powder - It literally looks like flour.
- Sprayer Bottle - I would recommend getting a large sprayer bottle. Make sure you get one that has an easy to use trigger. My hand started hurting only 10 minutes into spritzing. You might consider using an electronic mister to save your hand.
- Mesh Kitchen Strainer - I would recommend getting a large strainer.
Paper or Plastic Tarp - You'll want a super large tarp to save your floor or grass from all the flocking that will get on the ground.
Directions for How to Flock a Christmas Tree
Figure out where you want to set up your tree. I would do it somewhere that you won't mind basically throwing something like baby powder everywhere and a place where someone won't mess with it for 24 hours. I placed it in our unfinished basement.
Initially, I used white spray paint to paint the leaves of the tree, but I didn't like the look of it up close. This is what it looked like after I spray painted it.
I stopped midway through and bought the flocking.
Start from the top and work your way down.
Spritz water on the section you want to flock. Use the strainer and put the powder in it OR you can throw it on there. Next, spritz water on top of it to make it stay.
Repeat section by section.
Let it dry overnight. Shake off the excess!
You should have an amazing flocked tree for 75% of the price of one done in the store!! In these images, I only used a 3 lb bag.
I will flock it one more time to create the heavier snow look I want for next year!
What a DIY Flocked Christmas Tree Looks Like
Here it is all lit up without ornaments! I love how easy it is to flock a christmas tree.
I love how it turned out!
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