2 Easy Steps to Flock a Christmas Tree & More

3 Materials
$8
10 Minutes
Easy

DO YOU LOVE THE LOOK OF SNOW ON A CHRISTMAS TREE? HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE YOUR HOME INTO A WINTER WONDERLAND THIS YEAR WITHOUT ALL THE MESS?

I'm sharing 2 Easy Steps to Flock a Christmas Tree & more, without all that mess. You can easily add faux snow to trees, wreaths, pinecones and in addition, they stay looking great year after year!

ONLY TWO INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO FLOCK A TREE

This is a simple no mess method that I've been using for several years and it is a quick 2 step method.




  1. Mix light weight spackling with small amount of water
  2. Brush onto tree branches with a chip brush
Mix Spackling with wate

First, mix the spackling with a small amount of water, gradually adding until you have a mayonnaise like consistency. Note: Be sure you are using lightweight spackling. Regular spackling isn't recommended.

BEGIN FLOCKING YOUR TREE

I'm starting on a small 4' tree that I've had for a couple of years, however I received a new frosted tree from Balsam Hill and wanted this tree to match more closely. To protect your table from splatters and drips, cover with a drop cloth or a piece of wax paper. If you have mixed properly, the mess will be minimal. Begin by adding a small amount of spackling to your chip brush and gently brush over the top limbs of the artificial tree.

Matching to other trees that are flocked

Because I wanted to match the new larger tree more closely, the tree trunk was also flocked. You can use more of the spackling for a heavier flocking.The tree was completely covered in less than 10 minutes. Obviously, a larger tree would take much longer.

The Finished Flocking Projects

Within less than an hour, several flocking projects are completed and after another couple of hours, they are ready to display. The tree on the right was flocked last year using this same method! It looks just as good this year after being stored. If you'd like to see more examples of this flocking method, be sure to link to the blog site linked below.

Warning!!!

Now you are ready to start flocking everything in sight. This 2 Easy Steps to Flock a Christmas tree is addictive. This really is serious, because you have to control yourself or everything will be flocked. If you like Christmas DIY Projects, you might like to know how to dry fruit to use for holiday crafts or how to make a garland using dried fruit and herbs.

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  • Sandra L Warren Sandra L Warren on Nov 22, 2020

    I love ...love the little snowman on the desk! Do you have instructions on that???? Please share!?!?!?!

  • Sharon Waggoner Sharon Waggoner on Nov 16, 2021

    Can you use this on decorations that are outdoors?

  • Julie Julie on Nov 26, 2021

    Can you hang lights on a tree that has been treated this way?

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  • Emmawilliams1 Emmawilliams1 on Nov 16, 2021

    Really cute...Good to know about the snow...Looks like the Charlie Brown Christmas tree!!! Someone asked about how to make snow in yesterdays post, I believe...Hope they see this

    ...HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL AND MAY WE ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL, PEACEFUL, LOVING TIME!!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

  • Hsu49852725 Hsu49852725 on Nov 20, 2021

    Yes. I, too, want to know if it lasts outside with the SNOWY or WET weather?🎄

    • I’ve never left them exposed without a shelter so I can’t say. I have had trees on my porch all holiday season and they are exposed to dampness and it didn’t affect the snow at all.

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