How to Flock a Christmas Tree

Today I’m sharing how I gave an inexpensive fake Christmas tree a totally new look with Sno Flock Powder; learn how to flock a Christmas Tree.

You know those projects that you put off because you just aren’t quite sure how it’s going to go? Like, it looks easy and all but for some reason you’re aren’t confident that it’s going to work out that perfectly when you try it? Well this was definitely one of the projects.

I ordered this Sno Flock powder last year, but for some reason I kept putting it off and putting it off, and before I knew it I’d avoiding flocking all holiday season long…

But this year I decided it was time. And if it was a fail, then who cares, right? And guess what?! It was WAY easier and quicker and SO MUCH BETTER then I could have possibly hoped!

I absolutely love how it turned out – and it does not flake off the way you might think it would. I’m so excited about how cute this little tree is. In fact, I started decorating it tonight, and I’m already looking for something else around here that I can flock…

And guess what?!?

Today is the first of the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series hops! I can hardly believe that we are already in November that sharing holiday projects. But I just know that you are going to love what my friends have come up with to share with you today….check it out at the bottom of this post!

We’ve had this store bought flocked Christmas tree for a couple of years now. I love decorating it each Christmas season, and it has always made me wish that more of our trees had a flocked effect. I just love the light feel of the “snow covered” flocked branches….

So… this little guy was on a fabulous sale last holiday season, and because it was such a great price I figured it was the perfect piece to experiment on with my flocking powder. I mean, he was pretty scraggly and sad looking, so why not give it a go?

All you need for this project is a water spray bottle, a sieve, and this  Sno Flock Powder. I used about half a bag for this smallish tree, but I went fairly light. If I had wanted to flock it more heavily, I probably would have used the whole bag for a smaller sized tree  (it’s about a six footer).

I fluffed the branches first, after the tree came out of his hiding box. Then I separated the tree into the three sections it came in. I flocked the top section inside the house, so that I could take some better pics for you, and then flocked the bottom two sections out in the garage. Finally, I put it all together in the stand in order to dry and left it out in the garage for a couple of days.

Start by thoroughly spraying down your branches with the water bottle (working in sections, and turning the tree as you go).

Then sprinkle the flocking powder over the tree, as heavily as you wish, knowing you can always add more later. You sprinkle it over the tree using the sieve.

Go back right after the sieve sprinkling and spray it all down with the water bottle again. It is this final spray down that actually activates the Sno Flock and gets it working.

Once it dries, it’s amazing how well adhered it is! (In fact, as I decorated it this evening it was way less messy then my store bought flocked tree is!). I love the airy dusting of snow over the whole tree, with some thicker sections throughout. Such a light and pretty effect!

Quite a difference, right?

You should definitely try your own! I think I’ll be flocking some wreaths, soon, too… and maybe even more. I’m ready to order some more Sno Flock  to carry me through the rest of the holiday season.

If you give it a try, I’d love to hear how it comes out! I’ll be back soon to share a few pics of this cute little newly-flocked tree all dressed for the holidays.

As I mentioned, today is the first of the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series hops! You’re going to love what my friends have come up with to share with you today….

How to Flock a Christmas Tree at The Happy Housie
DIY Asymmetrical Wreath at Rooms FOR Rent
DIY Christmas Countdown at Lolly Jane
Christmas Gingerbread Cookie Wreath at Sincerely Marie, Designs
Clock turned Holiday Shadow Box at Confessions of a Serial DIYer

How to Make a Fleece Cone Christmas Tree at Happy Happy Nester
How to Make a Holiday Scrabble Letter Board at Tatertots & Jello
Simple & Natural Wire Hanger Christmas Wreath at Jenna Kate at Home
Kringle’s Cookie Co Christmas Kitchen Sign at Tauni Everett
Easy Advent Countdown Calendar at Jamie Costiglio

French Country Christmas Wreath Printables at Designthusiasm
Copper And Gold Mason Jars DIY at Shabbyfufu
DIY Christmas Crackers at So Much Better With Age
Star Christmas Tree Garland at On Sutton Place
Easy Fringe Napkins for Your Holiday Table at Satori Design for Living

DIY Real Christmas Wreath at Clean and Scentsible
Birch Candle Holders at Finding Silver Pennies
Homemade Dry Holiday Potpourri at TIDBITS
Modern Traditional Christmas Countdown Calendar at Rambling Renovators
Embroidery Hoop Christmas Wreaths at Town and Country Living

Quick & Easy Floating Candles for Your Christmas Centerpiece at Home.Made.Lovely
Glass Filled Ornaments at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Ombré Bottle Brush Tree DIY at Modern Glam
Modern Boho Christmas Wreath at Life is a Party
How To Easily Make A DIY Eucalyptus Wreath at Inspiration for Moms

String Art Christmas Stocking Holders at The Turquoise Home
DIY Holiday Pennant- Two Ways at Lemon Thistle
Vintage Christmas Bell Garland at Willow Street Interiors
DIY Modern Christmas Sign at Love Create Celebrate

Easy DriftWood Macrame Christmas Wreath at Place of My Taste
Table Top or Mantel Christmas Tree Made Using Boxes at In My Own Style
Natural Wood Plate Charger Wreath at Taryn Whiteaker

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  1. Thank you!!! I wanted to flock a little thrift store tree and this post gave me all the right info. I’ve ordered the SnoFlock and can’t wait. Bless you and yours!

  2. Krista your tree looks amazing. I love how the flocking turned out. Great tutorial too, you made me want to flock to all my trees too. And thanks so, so much for hosting this wonderful series.

  3. I’ve so happy you shared this! I’ve had a sad little tree packed away every year with the thoughts of trying this but wasn’t sure if it would really turn out. Thanks for the encouragement. 🙂 The tree looks fantastic!

  4. Krista,
    I love how your tree came out! I did this one year too, and I was so happy with the results. I still have my huge bag stored away for a future tree! Thanks so much for this wonderful blog hop!

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