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.
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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
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.
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.
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!!
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 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.
Using this method, the tree on the right was flocked last year 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 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 this DIY Christmas Tree Stand Container Tutorial to make one similar.
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