DIY Flocked Mini Christmas Trees

Alice Faggi
by Alice Faggi
4 Materials
1 Hour

Flocked Christmas trees have always seemed a bit comical to me living in Southern California but this year, I just couldn’t resist. Last year’s mantel was classic and gold, this year I wanted to change it up without spending a thousand dollars on decorations. The flocked Christmas tree adds a bit of whimsy and plays off perfectly to the $3 white houses that I got in the Target Dollar Spot.

These trees are from Hobby Lobby and were $3. They are the perfect size for the mantel and easy to fluff up. 

Next step is to give them a good coat of white spray paint, I used  this white chalk paint. I did from all angles too, including from the bottom up to make sure it was fully coated with just a bit of green peaking through. 

While the paint was still wet, I sprayed it with adhesive and then dumped on the fake snow. I used an old bucket to contain the mess. 

Once it was coated, I sprayed it with another layer of adhesive and then sprinkled on the baking soda. The snow that I bought was iridescent and I was too lazy to return it. The baking soda toned it down a bit. 

Learn how to keep a flocked tree from shedding.

Click through to see more pictures about how I pulled the whole mantel together. I’m super happy for how they turned out and the entire mantel cost me under $50! 

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  • Maureen Maureen on Dec 09, 2018

    Beautiful job. Your mantel looks awesome!!

  • Brigitte Brigitte on Dec 09, 2018

    Cleaver idea. I have several of these trees for years and put minture ornaments (each different) plus use the battery operated lights. Really like the snow. Inexpensive holiday decoration.