🎶 Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow 🎶
Now, who wouldn’t want to bring a little bit of snow indoors and brightening up the home? As long as there is no mess involved, right!?
While we can’t manage that with real snow we can sure do so with faux snow, and the best way to hold onto that feeling of being in a winter wonderland is by getting a Flocked Christmas Tree. But those flocked Christmas Trees ain’t cheap. They cost you upwards of $200 (and that is just the starting price range, yikes!).
Then what do you do? Not everyone wants to/should spend that kind of money on a tree, especially during the most expensive time of the year (be smart about it and use that money towards gifts instead).
Simple, you DIY your own flocked Christmas tree!
Holidays 2017 (without the flock ;))
Holidays 2018 (with DIY flock ;))
Loving these Holiday Decorations? More inspiration below…
And that is exactly what I did last year – we have had this tree since we moved into our home 3 years ago and I made my own flocked Christmas Tree out of it last year! This little DIY project was easy, fun, inexpensive, and oh-so-satisfying!
The whole project was completed in under $25, whoop whoop!!
I used a 2 lbs bag to flock my 7 ft tree and there is still some SnoFlock left. And the whole project was completed in under 1.5 hrs.
Note: I did not bring the tree down after Christmas, instead put it in our garage exactly as it is (minus the ornaments of course). It has held up an entire year and looks exactly as it did last year. So this fake snow is some amazing stuff! If it did flake off in some sections as you move it around then just touch up those sections with leftover SnoFlock.
I have already decorated our Flocked Christmas Tree this year (saved on my Instagram Stories ‘Holiday Decor’). The whole sight is making me oh-so-excited and happy! Especially after how the whole place looks after my recent Fireplace makeover (details coming to the blog soon).
HOW TO DIY FLOCKED CHRISTMAS TREE?
Step 1: Get your supplies ready
Tip: Order your snow as soon as possible, it is in high demand. It took well over 2 weeks for mine to arrive last year.
Christmas Tree, SnoFlock, Tarp, Spray Bottle, Kitchen Sifter, Face Mask, Gloves.
Step 2: Prep the area where you want to work on this project
Tip: Do not do this indoors as the floors can get messy despite using the tarp. Instead, use your garage or better yet your backyard. Be cautious as the floor can also get slippery.
Step 3: Set up the tree and spray it with water
Water is what binds the SnoFlock to the tree so be generous and spray as you work the different sections and as needed.
Tip: If you want to quicken the process you can also use a hose and lightly spray the tree with it.
Step 4: Spray, Sift, and Shake
Fill your sifter with SnoFlock (about 75% full), hold it in one hand and as you spray the water shake the sifter over the branches. The spray activates the adhesive on SnoFlock and helps with sticking to the branches. Repeat until the entire tree is flocked.
Tip: Flock layer by layer and work your way upwards instead of setting up your entire tree and then flocking the whole tree all at once. This makes it easy to get to all the branches and inner sections.
Tip: Spray water on SnoFlock until it is saturated or it won’t properly adhere to the surface. But make sure it isn’t dripping wet either or it will ruin the fluffy texture.
Step 5: Let it dry and then enjoy
Once the SnoFlock is dry bring your accomplishment, aka DIY Flocked Christmas tree indoors. And now it’s time to decorate and enjoy the sight for as long as you want.
Tip: Once the tree dries give it a light tap to make sure the loose SnoFlock falls off before you bring it inside. If you see some bald spots or if you feel like more snow in some sections then repeat the process.
Voila, that’s it, YOU are done!
How easy and inexpensive was it to DIY and make your own Flocked Christmas Tree!?
You can also DIY Flock any other Christmas Decorations – Wreaths, Garlands, Village, etc.
Now, what are you still waiting for?
Go turn your old artificial Christmas tree into an expensive-looking snowy white Christmas Tree with these simple and easy to follow steps on flocking.
“It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.”