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.
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.
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!