With Christmas being around the corner it’s time to learn how to flock your Christmas tree!
Raise your hand if you love flocked Christmas trees!
I think they are absolutely beautiful. I wanted to incorporate some into my Christmas decor this year but didn’t want to spend too much.
While I had some smaller flocked trees from previous years, I wanted a 4ft tree to display on the hearth of our fireplace.
Everywhere I looked, they wanted almost $100 or more.
I couldn’t justify spending that much, no matter how gorgeous the trees looked.
Using Spray to Get the Flocked Look
I’m not talking about spray paint or hairspray.
One day I was browsing in a dollar store for something and I happened to see a can of snow spray when it hit me:
I could spray the trees and get a similar effect!
Better yet, I remembered that I still had a can of the spray at home from the previous Christmas.
Now all I had to do was be on the lookout for a four foot tree at a thrift store or online.
It didn’t take long and I found the perfect one! (It pays to get a head start and go early on in the season with Christmas shopping for creating projects and crafts so you don’t end up with the leftovers).
While the pot was outdated, I had a basket at home that I knew would be perfect to display this tree in.
Bringing the tree home was exciting, I was eager to start spraying it and see how it would look.
I forgot to take a photo of the snow spray, but you can usually find these at any local dollar store – Amazon has it too (it’ll cost more though).
I brought the tree downstairs and got to work.
Here’s my simple tutorial for how to flock your Christmas tree:
- Place your tree(s) on some plastic (similar to a drop cloth).
- Spray a thin layer on each side of the tree (I worked in four sections, aka four sides).
- Repeat the next day.
- If you think it’s not white enough yet, spray another layer.
I ended up spraying the tree three times.
The bottle cautioned against spraying in thick layers .
If you spray too much on at a time, the flocking won’t adhere to your tree branches properly, and you’ll have a bigger mess since the “extra” will just fall all over the floor.
So I decided to be patient and just spray several layers instead of one big chunk.
I was pleasantly surprised by how well it turned out.
While it doesn’t quite match up with those pre-flocked trees out in the stores, it still did the job and blended in nicely with my other trees on the mantel.
My “Christmas Tree Farm” Mantel is probably my favorite element of Christmas decor from this year, and these trees helped make it happen.
Have you ever used snow spray for a project before? Let me know how it went in the comments below!