Flocked Christmas trees are getting very popular this year, but some of them come with a big price tag! I am loving the flocked look, but keep going back and forth if I would want flocked forever and do I really want to spend the $200+ for a flocked tree for just one year? I decided to try flocking my own tree to decide if I'd like the look before buying one, and I am LOVING it!
DIY Flocked Tree
Here is the tree before - I got this free from a yardsale site on Facebook! So this project cost me $5 in total (cost of the snow spray)
I used this can of snow spray from Target but you could use white spray paint to get a similar effect without any mess, or spend a little more for the actual flock coating which they sell on amazon.
I sprayed this in my house, just covering anything I did not want to get white. This snow spray is super easily cleaned up though, and does not really stick like spray paint does to surfaces. If you do use a different product, you may want to go outside, in a garage or somewhere well ventilated.
Start by spraying the top of your tree in a downward motion, you want to spray down to follow the snow fallen look. And make sure that your tree is already fluffed and ready to go! You'll want to spray the bristles exactly how they will be when you decorate.
Throughout the process make sure to take a step back and check your progress so you can fill in any bare spots and create the look you want. After I was done spraying my first coat, I went back in and went heavy on the ends of some branches to give it a more flocked snowy look.
Once you are done spraying and have the flocked effect you want, let dry for a few hours before handling.
And there you have your DIY flocked Christmas tree!! I will say the this was very minimal mess while spraying with the snow spray, however, I would only use this on a decorative tree. The snow spray easily gets knocked off so be careful when handling and decorating, it will create a bit of a snowy mess on the ground that needs to be vacuum. I did not set my snow spray with anything, since this tree really won't be touched, but you may be able to use a varnish type of spray to help the snow set and glue into place.