10 Top Tips For Flocking a Christmas Tree at Home
I’ve always loved the look of flocked Christmas trees but they are so expensive so I decided to do it myself.
Here are some tips if you decide to flock your own Christmas tree:
Tip 1: Buy the right flocking
This is the flocking material you should use. I always thought that the stuff in a can was flocking but to get the real flocking look, use this.
In order for the flocking material to stick to the tree, you must adhere it with water. Pour water into a spray bottle for easier application.
Tip 2: Mix glue and water
I also added white glue to the water. My bottle held one cup of water. To that, I added about one tablespoon of glue. Shake well.
Tip 3: Cover
Cover the tree stand with bags to keep it clean.
Tip 4: Fluff the tree in sections
My tree came in three pieces. I put the bottom piece into the stand and then “fluffed” the branches. When each section is complete, add the next section.
Tip 5: Tie the branches
I tied each section of branches together so that I could flock each section.
Tip 6: Use a sifter
Use a medium size kitchen sifter. Only pour a small amount of flock into the sifter at a time.
Tip 7: Work in small sections
Work in small sections, spraying the water/glue mixture and then sifting the flocking material onto the branch.
Tip 8: Respray after application
Immediately respray the section after each application of flocking material. This will lock it onto the branches.
Continue to add the flocking material until you’ve achieved the look you want.
Tip 9: Less is more
Remember, you can always add more but you can’t remove what you’ve already applied.
Tip 10: Wait for the flocking to dry
Allow the tree to dry at least 24 hours.
Tips for flocking a Christmas tree
I’m really happy with how my tree turned out. It was so easy that I want to flock more things.
I hope these tips help you to flock the perfect tree.
For more tips, learn how to keep a flocked tree from shedding.