How to Flock Your Own Christmas Tree

2 Materials
$20
1 Hour
Easy
We’ve had our average sized, pre-lit, Christmas tree for probably about 4 years now. It still works, it’s still in pretty good condition, we don’t really NEED a new one. But when I saw a beautiful flocked Christmas Tree this year, I literally could not stop thinking about it. I wanted a flocked Christmas Tree SO bad.
I started looking around at prices. The ones that look really good, are really expensive. I couldn’t just toss our perfectly good Christmas Tree and spend a bunch of money on a new one. My husband would kill me. Ha! So I started looking into flocking my own.
I found Sno-Flock online on Amazon through Seasons Reflection. It's not always available on Amazon, but you can buy it directly from the company on their website. I set up shop in my screened-in porch. It stays pretty warm in there with the windows on, and there’s no wind. The garage would also work. Here is what my tree looked like before any flocking.
I laid a tarp down under the tree so no Sno-Flock would get on the floor. It was really not as messy as I was expecting. First I put the Sno-Flock in a strainer and grabbed a spray bottle filled with water. Then all I did was spray and sift while the Sno-Flock fell like snow. It’s SO easy!
I stopped when it looked like it was just a light coat of snow on the whole tree. I made some spots thicker than others. Once I was done, I did one more coat of water with my spray bottle over the whole tree to seal the Sno-Flock. (I followed the instructions that came with the Sno-Flock exactly.)
I bought the 5 lb bag of Sno-Flock and I have about half left, so the 2 lb bag probably would’ve been fine (but now I have enough left over to flock everything in sight!). It took about a day to completely dry. The snow turned hard and stuck on the tree really well so it didn’t make too big of a mess when we brought it in the house.
So easy! And now I have a mini winter wonderland in my living room!
Edit: 2 years and a new house later, our flocked tree has held up great!

Suggested materials:

  • Sno-Flock   (Amazon (Link in Post))
  • Christmas Tree

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  • Jill Seibert Jill Seibert on Sep 07, 2021

    I laughed when I saw this in the old days you used the vacuum cleaner to flock trees in the 70s My Mother did it for years


  • Lisadoll Lisadoll on Nov 26, 2021

    Absolutely love it!

    thanks for sharing this! I had been looking at that product on Amazon for a couple years now. I’m ordering it up! LET IT SNOW!

  • Patty Patty Yesterday

    But what else did you use to make those puffy looking drifts that are filling in the big spaces? Did I miss something?

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  • I'm doing this too! I found cans of "Snow" at Walmart you just spray on! I do have a feeling I'll have to respray every year!

    • Lorrie Lorrie on Nov 25, 2021

      canbed snow the spray kind turns yellow. At least that was my neighbors experience. There is a Recipe online to make your own. Also saw a girl on Hometalk that made it from scratch you might research it it didn’t turn yellow

  • Carol Brunies Carol Brunies on Nov 25, 2021

    The spray on snow will yellow after about a year ….

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