Come along and learn how to flock your Christmas tree, garland or wreath to create a Winter Wonderland scene in your own home. Any greenery, fake or live, water and some SnoFlock are all you need to get started.
We visited this awesome store in Pigeon Forge called The Christmas Place a few years ago and they had the most beautiful flocked Christmas trees I had ever seen! If you’re wondering what “flocked” means, it’s just when it looks like the tree has snow on it. The smallest tree was around $499 though, so that was a no-go!! I did some looking around and found a product called “Snoflock” that I found on Amazon that got some great reviews so I thought I would give it a try.
Most of us have some older holiday decor lying around that could use a little refresh. One bag of flocking would be enough to cover several wreaths, a few garlands and whatever else would hold still long enough to get a snow makeover!
Let me tell you, I love this product!! This is the one I used*, here. It was fairly easy to apply and after it dries, it forms a hardened “crust” so it hardly flakes off at all.
It is easiest to apply with two people; one to spray the water and one to sift the flock on. Otherwise your hand will start cramping from squeezing the bottle trigger before you have finished half the project! It can be done with one person as I demonstrate in the video, but for a whole Christmas tree or large project, enlist some help.
Kids would have a great time with this because they can throw the snow and make a mess and it is what they are supposed to be doing!
How to flock a Christmas tree:
- Place tree outside or in your garage and protect the floor and surrounding areas as Snoflock is self adhesive and will end up sticking to whatever it lands on.
- Mist down the entire tree as you want the branch to already be wet before starting to apply the flocking.
- Pour some flocking into the sifter.
- Sift the flock down onto the tree, spray it onto the tree with the water bottle.
- This step works best with two people, one to spray the water and one to sift the flock.
- You may add additional layers to make the snow as thick as you like.
- Don’t be afraid to throw some flock on there and then spray it down thoroughly. Sometimes I just can’t get enough on the branch with the sifter.
- Once you’ve got the flock coverage where you want it, spray everything again with the water to create a crust.
- Let it dry overnight or however long it takes to harden.
Here is the finished product!! It completely transformed the tree from raggedy to brand new and more gorgeous than ever. It is a very firm cellulose product so even when I was putting on the décor, very little came off.
It has been two years since I first flocked this tree and it has made a trip downstairs, moved across town to the new house, down and back up those stairs and it still looks fabulous! Flock will definitely get on you if you brush up against the tree, but otherwise it stays in place beautifully.
Storing your flocked Christmas tree:
-Wrapping the tree in plastic, whether it be large trash bags duct taped together or saran wrap around the entire tree has worked the best for me. It is easier to transport and there is not a trail of flock following you to the storage closet! Then next year, just cut open the wrapping and the tree is fully intact.
I hope this will give you inspiration to makeover your own tree, wreath or garland for next year!
Thanks for watching! Please add the pictures of your projects in the comments if you decide to give this a try. I would love to see your beautiful Christmas greenery!
Go out and try something new!