Easily Flock Your Own Christmas Tree
I was about to throw our 25 year old fake Christmas tree to the curb but decided instead to give it new life by flocking it. It was extremely easy so if I can do it, you can too!
I purchased a 5 pound bag of Sno-Bond found on Amazon. The only other materials needed were a hand sifter and spray bottle of water. Our tree is about 7 1/2 foot tall and about 6 foot in circumference. I used the entire box but feel it is plenty. I guess if you want it super heavy, buy 2 - 5 pound boxes.
I would highly recommend doing this project outside. The powder (snow) gets everywhere. And I mean everywhere. We did each limb separately which made it very manageable. When we sifted each limb we did it over a piece of cardboard so we could easily pick up the cardboard and pour the excess back into the box and reuse. I think this is the best hint we could tell you! You waste a ton if you don't have a way to put it back into the box to reuse.
I sprayed the front and back of each limb although I didn't turn over the limb to sift any snow on it. It doesn't look realistic with snow underneath a branch. After spraying it (not over the cardboard piece), I started sifting it placing the snow heavier on the ends than on the back of the branch. Again, this was for a more realistic look.
I am thrilled with the way it turned out! We even had a neighbor think it was real - not the snow but the tree. Haha. If you'd like to see more pictures and get a better idea of how to do this on your own, check out the blog post. It is seriously easy to do!
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Published December 6th, 2017 5:24 PM
Lyl32235877 on Dec 31, 2017I think this is a wonderful idea, i did post 2 questoins for u. I to have fake trees,2 of them and they are old,bet very real looking,,they also need help in the snow department,christmas is over but will be doing thin for next year. Hope to hear from u about my guestions soon. Love it!