If you are looking for an easy, no-mess way to add fake snow to your Christmas decor, check out this 2 Easy Step easy method. You can add fake snow to a Christmas Tree without the mess usually associated with flocking a Christmas tree. You can easily add faux snow to trees, wreaths, pinecones, and more; they also look great year after year!
If you love the look of snow on a Christmas tree, see how to make your home into a Winter Wonderland this year without all the mess.
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What Is A Flocked Christmas Tree?
A flocked Christmas tree is a faux evergreen tree with fake 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 Fake Snow to A Tree and More.
I’ve used this quick, 2-step, simple, no-mess method for several years with long-lasting results.
Only Two Ingredients Needed To Flock a Tree
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 add fake snow to Christmas Decor can be addictive.
Warning: This is serious because you must control yourself, or everything will be flocked. LOL
I’m starting on a small 4′ tree I’ve had for a few years.
Cover your table with a drop cloth or wax paper to protect it from splatters and drips. If you have mixed it correctly, 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 longer.
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 two step-flocking methods to a few of them.
How To Add Fake Snow To A Wreath Easily
Because there is still an abundance of leftover fake snow, it was 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 change the garland’s look completely.
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 the fake snow is dry, you are ready to add to your Christmas Décor.
The Finished Flocked Fake Snow Projects
Several fake snow 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 two step-flocking methods.
Using this method, the tree on the right was flocked last year and still looks great after being stored all summer.
If you like DIY projects during the holidays, here is a cute table riser shared a few weeks ago.
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In addition, you can add glitter to your fake snow for another look. See How to Repurpose Old Christmas Decorations for more tips.
Do you like this old container? They are rare and hard to find. However, we made one from wood. See this DIY Christmas Tree Stand Container Tutorial to make one similar.
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