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2 Easy Steps to Flock a Christmas Tree & More

Here are 2 Easy Steps to Flock to a Christmas Tree & more without all that mess. You can easily add faux snow to trees, wreaths, and pinecones; they also look great year after year!

If you love the look of snow on a Christmas tree, see to make your home into a Winter Wonderland this year without all the mess.

What Is A Flocked Tree?

A flocked Christmas tree is a faux evergreen tree with snow on the branches.

You may purchase trees with the flocking already applied. Today I’m sharing how to flock a tree, pinecones, wreaths, or anything you wish to have snow attached to.

How To Add Flocking to A Tree and more.

I’ve been using this simple no mess method for several years is a quick 2-step method.

Only Two Ingredients Needed To Flock a Tree

  1. Mix light weight spackling with small amount of water
  2. Brush onto tree branches with a chip brush
Light weight spackling and water to add faux snow to trees and more

Be sure you are using lightweight spackling. Regular spackling isn’t recommended.

First, mix the spackling with a small amount of water, gradually adding until you have a mayonnaise-like consistency.

Be careful not to add too much water. You don’t want the spackling to drip from the branches of your tree.

Begin Flocking Your Tree

Now you are ready to start flocking everything in sight. These 2 Easy Steps to Flock to a Christmas tree are addictive.

Warning: This really is serious because you have to control yourself, or everything will be flocked.

I’m starting on a small 4′ tree I’ve had for a couple of years.

Cover your table with a drop cloth or a piece of wax paper to protect it from splatters and drips. If you have mixed it correctly, the mess will be minimal.

Use a brush to attached flocking to the tips of the tree branches for a farmhouse Christmas tree

Begin by adding a small amount of spackling to your chip brush and gently brush over the top limbs of the artificial tree.

Because I wanted to match the new larger tree more closely, the tree trunk was also flocked.

The tree was completely covered in less than 10 minutes. Obviously, a larger tree would take much longer.

Be sure to add flocking to the tree trunk.

How to Flock Pinecones

Another item that looks great flocked is pinecones, and these are super easy as well. I have collected a few from around the property and decided to add these 2 step-flocking method to a few of them.

How To Flock a Wreath Easily

Because there is still an abundance of leftover flocking, it was added to a small wreath and another small tree! See how addictive this method is? LOL!!

Add flocking to the wreaths and pinecones for Christmas Decorating ideas

You can add the flocking to enhance old Christmas Supplies such as wreaths and garlands. Be sure to check out this cute DIY Garland that I made last weekend. This project could also be flocked by adding artificial greenery and then flocking the greenery to change the garland’s look completely.

Add flocking to tips of tree branches to make faux Christmas Trees look great for Holiday Decorating

I used a very light covering for this small tree.

How To Dry The Projects

The hardest part of this flocking method is waiting for everything to dry before adding ornaments. It usually takes approx. 2 hours for the spackling to dry thoroughly. Once it’s dry, you are ready to add to your Christmas Décor.

The Finished Flocking Projects

Several flocking projects are completed in less than an hour, and after another couple of hours, they are ready to display. Here are just a few examples of these 2 step-flocking methods.

Add a snowy look to small Christmas Trees with easy DIY 2 Step DIY Flocking Technique for holiday decorating

Using this method, the tree on the right was flocked last year and still looks great after being stored all summer.

Pinecones appear to have snow on the tips with this 2 step DIY flocking method. Farmhouse Style Vintage Christmas

Antique Candle Co has great candles for the holidays and they make great gifts.

If you like DIY projects during the holidays, here is a cute table riser shared a few weeks ago.

Easy to Flock a Pinecone with this 2 step method. Farmhouse Style Christmas Decorations

In addition, you can add glitter to your flocking for another look. See How to Repurpose Old Christmas Decorations for more tips.

Do you like this old container? See this DIY Christmas Tree Stand Container Tutorial to make one similar.

Small Flocked Christmas tree with vintage shiny brite ornament boxes.
This small tree just received a light amount of flocking

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Di M.

Sunday 27th of November 2022

Oh my goodness! Thank you for this, I hope to flock a garland and maybe a tree. Wow, what a great tutorial.


Monday 28th of November 2022

It's so easy and mess-free.


Saturday 26th of November 2022

I love this idea! What fun!


Monday 28th of November 2022

Renae, I appreciate this.


Saturday 26th of November 2022

This is just what I'm looking for!!! Thank u for all your great ideas Rachel :)

Blessings, Sue


Monday 28th of November 2022

Sue, I'm so glad you found what you needed.

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Friday 7th of January 2022

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Sunday 7th of November 2021

LOVE this easy no mess tutorial Rachel!! I’m going to try it this week!! I went crazy last year with DIY flocking but it was messy! I love how simple this is! Everything turned out beautifully! Xo, Heather


Monday 8th of November 2021

Heather, I'm so glad you like this. It's not messy and it doesn't flake off either.