7 DIY Flocked Christmas Tree Ideas For a Magical Snowy Look
Getting ready for the holidays is always exciting, and having a snow-covered Christmas tree can make it even more special. Flocked trees, with their snowy look, bring a touch of winter inside our homes.
While you can buy pre-flocked trees, they can be very expensive and besides, it's more fun to make your own.
This roundup will show you how to flock your Christmas tree in different ways, including tips on how to use store-bought flocking sprays as well as how to make DIY flocking powder using household items such as baking soda, cornstarch, and even desiccated coconut!
Whether you want just a little snow or a lot, we've got you covered. Let's get exploring these DIY flocked Christmas tree projects!
For even more ideas, see Hometalk's ultimate guide to DIY Christmas decor here.
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1. How to flock a Christmas tree with shaving cream
To save money on expensive flocked trees, Hometalker Hayley uses shaving cream to create a similar effect. Start by fluffing out an old Amazon tree. Apply flocking spray to the middle and top, letting it dry overnight.
In a mixing bowl, combine Mod Podge, cornstarch, and shaving cream. Spread this mixture onto the branches and let it dry for a few hours. The result is a sturdy, long-lasting alternative that saves a significant amount of money.
2. How to flock a Christmas tree with coconut and cornstarch
This DIY project by Amanda C offers a natural and non-toxic way to flock a Christmas tree, which is ideal if you have cats, dogs, or small children at home.
The process involves mixing desiccated coconut with liquid cornstarch, sprinkling the mixture onto the tree, and letting it dry for about 8 hours. The result is a child and pet-safe flocked tree that can be easily cleaned off.
Amanda finds the natural flocking to be more appealing than canned options and notes that the coconut aroma adds a pleasant touch to the holiday atmosphere.
3. How to flock a Christmas tree with Snoflock
To achieve the coveted flocked Christmas tree look without breaking the bank, follow these straightforward steps from Alicia W. Begin by ensuring you have the right flocking material for an authentic finish. Alicia recommends Snoflock:
SnoFlock Self-Adhesive Snow Flock Powder with ShimmerSpec
Then, use a spray bottle to apply water, aiding the adherence of the flocking material to the tree. Next, concoct a mixture of water and white glue, shaking it well before application. Cover the tree stand with bags to maintain cleanliness.
Assemble the tree in sections and fluff the branches, securing each section with ties for easier flocking. Employ a kitchen sifter to evenly distribute the flocking material, working in small sections and promptly respraying to lock it in place.
Remember, it's better to start with less and add more if needed. Allow the tree to dry for a minimum of 24 hours.
4. How to flock a Christmas tree with spray paint
Jessica C transformed a plain plastic Christmas tree by spray painting it with Rustoleum's Stone Gray. She used 3-4 cans of paint on the 7-foot tree, aiming for a partially covered look to let some green show through.
The tree now has a beautiful frosty appearance, and the project was enjoyable and cost-effective compared to buying a new flocked tree.
5. How to flock a Christmas tree with powdered snow and wall texture spray
Sarah M used white spray paint, powdered snow, and wall texture to flock her Christmas tree.
The green branches were first spray-painted with Rustoleum 2x Ultra Cover to cover rust spots. Next, Sarah applied powdered snow with a sifter and sprayed water to create a snowy effect. Then, she used Homax Wall Texture Spray for a fresh fallen snow appearance.
Despite the messiness, Sarah was pleased with the result. The project cost around $70 in total, including spray paint, powdered snow, and wall texture spray.
6. How to flock a Christmas tree with Fusion Fresco and white paint
Lisa from Recreated Designs wanted a high-end Christmas tree but didn't want to spend a lot of money.
So, she found a small tree and, to give the tree a snow-covered appearance, she gently brushed on white paint and then added a thick paste of Fusion Fresco powder for a clumpy snow effect.
The result was a beautifully decorated tree that brought the snowy outdoors inside.
Flocked Christmas ornaments
7. How to flock Christmas ornaments with baking soda
Christmas trees aren't the only thing that can be frosted with a little DIY flocking powder. This project by Sonata Home Design demonstrates how to create flocked ornaments for holiday decor using a simple hack with baking soda.
The process involves removing ornament tops, mixing flour and baking soda, spray-painting the ornaments, dipping them in the flour mixture, reattaching the tops, and dusting off excess flour.
Finally, tie a string or ribbon to hang the ornaments on your Christmas tree. The finished faux-flocked ornaments can be displayed in a bowl or hung on the tree.
How to Keep a Flocked Tree From Shedding
See Hometalk's in-depth guide on how to keep a flocked Christmas tree from shedding to help combat this common problem. Flocked trees have a snow-like coating, and the guide offers tips for reducing the mess.
Learn how to set up the tree carefully, use the right tree skirt, wear appropriate clothing, and vacuum excess flocking, as well as how to store a flocked tree to maintain its appearance.
DIY flocked Christmas trees
Whether you opt for the convenience of store-bought flocking spray or try out one of the above DIY flocking powder recipes, we hope you've found some useful guidance in this roundup of DIY flocked Christmas tree ideas.
Have you ever tried flocking your own Christmas tree? Let us know in the comments below.