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How To Add Fake Snow To Christmas Decor in 2 Easy No Mess Steps

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.

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

  1. Mix lightweight spackling with a 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 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.

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 longer.

Be sure to add fake snow 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 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!!

Add fake snow 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 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.

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

Flocked pinecones make a budget-friendly Christmas decor option. See how to make the cutlery pocket napkins and DIY table runner for another budget decorating idea.

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

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DIY Table Riser made of wood for Christmas Entertaining.
Easy to Flock a Pinecone with this 2 step method. Farmhouse Style Christmas Decorations

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

Repurposed old Christmas Decorations by combining two old wreaths together

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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Wednesday 1st of November 2023

Hi Rachel, I'm going to try making the flocking mixture. I'm wondering if it will yellow over time? I had some evergreen swags I had purchased few years ago, that were flocked, the white flocking turned yellow. Also never heard of a chip brush, thought maybe you meant cheap brush, but there is indeed a chip brush. LOL


Thursday 2nd of November 2023

Ellen, I have had some of my trees and pinecones for 4 years and they still look great. No yellow and no flaking. Hope this helps.


Wednesday 25th of October 2023

Wow! Rachel! Thanks for this DIY flocking! You make it look so easy! I am definitely going to do flocking on some wreaths, candle rings and pine sprigs. Your flocking is so pretty! You always have such fabulous ideas for us! Have a great day!


Thursday 26th of October 2023

Mary-Ann, I'm so glad you found this helpful. It's so easy and stays looking great for years.

Mary from Life at Bella Terra

Tuesday 25th of July 2023

Rachel, Love this! I am definitely flocking something this year!


Tuesday 25th of July 2023

Mary, it's such an easy way to add snow.

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.