How To Flock A Christmas Tree...

Sarah M
by Sarah M

This process was done with using white spray paint, powdered snow and Wall Texture.

I mentioned to my daughter that I would love to try my hand at flocking a Christmas tree. My daughter happened to still have her old Christmas tree that was missing some branches, as well as the top part of the tree. I told her that I would gladly take it. The tree would be perfect to practice on.

To replace the missing branches, I used tree branch fillers from Hobby Lobby. Each branch had to be shortened in length. I used a hack saw to cut the metal stems.

I used three branch fillers for the top of the tree.

The green branches were spray painted white. Since there was a rust issue, I used Rust-oleum 2x Ultra Cover. This paint covers in one coat.

The Powdered Snow Process: This is the messy stage....make sure you have your work area covered. The powdered snow was applied to each branch with a sifter. When you are happy with the amount of coverage you have on the branch, spray water on each branch using a spray bottle. When the water hits the snow, it puffs up and hardens.

Snow covered branch.

Wall Texture Spray Process. Homax Wall Texture Spray is applied to each branch. I used the "heavy" setting. I loved how it looks on the branches. It looks like new fallen snow fell on each branch.

I love how this tree turned out! was messy, but worth every minute spent on this project. I would do it again in a heartbeat. There is flaking if the branches are hit. I plan to give this tree a new coat of snow each year.

I used 6 cans of spray paint, 3 bagsof powder snow and almost 2 cans of the wall texture spray. I have $70.00 into this project.

The Decorated Tree...I used silver ribbon and ornaments in different colors of silver. I love how this tree turned out.

DIY Christmas Decorations

For more information, discover our guides on how to keep a flocked tree from shedding and alternative DIY flocked Christmas tree ideas.

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  • Marla rabalais Marla rabalais on Nov 05, 2016
    Where did you purchase the "snow"?
  • Mck32020872 Mck32020872 on Dec 04, 2017

    Is this a fire hazard b/c of the spray paint and wall texture spray? I'm nervous..

  • Ashley Walker Ashley Walker on Dec 11, 2018

    Can you tell me how this held up after being stored and put back up the next year? Thanks in advance!

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  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Aug 10, 2016
    Now am I getting really excited for the Holiday season! It looks lovely!!
    • Sarah M Sarah M on Aug 10, 2016
      Thank you Hillela!....I had a blast doing this project!
  • Teresa Teresa on Nov 06, 2016
    • Sarah M Sarah M on Nov 06, 2016
      Aww....I know who this is!....thank you, my sweets! was a fun pRoject to do!...just flocked a Christmas wreath and Garland!