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2 Easy Steps to Flock a Christmas Tree & More

Do you love the look of snow on a Christmas tree? How would you like to make your home into a Winter Wonderland this year without all the mess?

I’m sharing 2 Easy Steps to Flock a Christmas Tree & more, without all that mess. You can easily add faux snow to trees, wreaths, pinecones and in addition, they stay looking great year after year!

Only Two Ingredients needed to Flock a Tree

This is a simple no mess method that I’ve been using for several years and it is a quick 2 step method.

  1. Mix light weight spackling with small amount of water
  2. Brush onto tree branches with a chip brush

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 to not 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. This 2 Easy Steps to Flock a Christmas tree is 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 that I’ve had for a couple of years, however I received a new frosted tree from Balsam Hill and wanted this tree to match more closely.

To protect your table from splatters and drips, cover with a drop cloth or a piece of wax paper. If you have mixed properly, the mess will be minimal.

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.

Flock Pinecones

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

Easy to Flock a Wreath

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

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 completely change the look the garland.

I used a very light covering for this small tree.

Allow projects to dry

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

In less than an hour, several flocking projects are completed and after another couple of hours, they are ready to display. Here are just a few examples of this 2 step flocking method.

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

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 that was shared a few weeks ago.

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 how we made smaller similar planters out of plywood here.

This small tree just received a light amount of flocking.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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From the Front Porch –

Friday 7th of January 2022

[…] you tried to make this DIY snow yet? I can’t wait to try […]


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.


Saturday 6th of November 2021

Such cute ideas Rachel😃😃


Saturday 6th of November 2021

Ann, Thanks so much


Saturday 6th of November 2021

Wow that is easy! I will try this!


Saturday 6th of November 2021

Stacy, It holds up great.

Katherine Alver

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

Thank you for sharing your flocking method. I think I can do that!

Friday 27th of November 2020

Katherine, It's so simple. Good luck!