So, as I mentioned in my Christmas Tree Crate Stand post, I was LOVING all the flocked trees I was seeing on Instagram this year!! They had me ready to run down and spend hundreds on a new tree…of course, that was only for a short period of time, then that famous little lady popped into my head and said, “Why spend all that money on a new tree…I bet there’s a way to flock your own that you already have!!” I can’t get away from that lady, but I’m kinda glad because she saves me tons of money!! 🙂
I did a little Google search on flocking a tree and found several home items you could use, but they were all items I had not heard of, such as Ivory Snow in powder…they don’t sell that anywhere around where I live, but I realized it seemed like a powder would be what I was looking for! I did a search for flocking powder and I came across this amazing little bag called Snow Flock on Amazon, it had rave reviews and it seemed easy enough…so I ordered it! It only cost me $20 for 2 lbs. which did my 7 1/2 ft. tree and two 22″ wreaths…I was extremely messy and had I been more cautious I probably could have flocked another wreath or two!!
***Just a note: This is NOT a sponsored post! I did NOT receive free product and I was NOT asked by Snow Flock to provide this review! I truly found this product on my own and enjoyed using it and wanted to share!! Although, if you click on the link above and make a purchase through Amazon I am able to make a small commission at NO cost to you!!**
The instructions were so clear and basically everything I am going to tell you here is included in the instructions, this is nothing that I had to figure out on my own!
plastic drop cloth or something to cover your floors (I love used plastic table covers from parties…even if you haven’t already used them, at $.97 at WalMart they are cheap enough to sacrifice!)
white school glue
hand held strainer
The glue is only needed if you are flocking an artificial piece and want it to last…mix 1 teaspoon for every one cup of water in your water bottle! They say it will last up to three years! But if you are flocking a real tree, you just need water!!
Here is the tree we started with…just a basic, 7 1/2′ tree!
Sorry the pictures are not grand, it was dark, and cleaning needed to be done in the background, but I was so excited to get started that as soon as the Snow Flock was delivered we got to work! Also to note…we did fluff the tree better…this was just to make sure I had a picture of the tree before, and it’s a good thing I did because I didn’t even think about taking one again!! Hehe!!
Pour the Snow Flock into your strainer and get your water bottle ready…as you shake the strainer, you spray the powder that is falling onto the tree!! This is my husband helping to flock ours below, my arms are NOT that hairy!! Hahaha!!
You just continue that same thing all over the tree until it is a snowy as you like!! Our whole family each had a strainer and a spray bottle…some of the boys areas were my favorite!! You cannot mess this up which was one of the reasons we all had a ton of fun! And now look at it after it’s snow fall!
Sooo, I once again, forgot to take pictures in all my excitement, before I started decorating it!! But you can see around the ornaments all the snow! One thing I plan on doing next year is ordering a new bag of Snow Flock and flocking the branches before putting them on the tree…This looks like a real snowed on tree but I wanted a little more snow all the way around the branches…just my preference…but that was impossible with a little thing called gravity!!! So I will try that next time!!
The wreaths I did the exact same way! I bought these super cheap $2.48 wreaths at WalMart and they were not all that pretty looking but I could see past their ugly plain green exterior and knew they would be just perfect with a little snow and a bow!!
The wreaths were super fast and easy…plus they dried really quick!
I made some bows out of the same ribbon I used as garland on my tree and viola!!!
I love them!! They adorn my barn doors just perfectly!!
Have you ever tried flocking a Christmas Tree? I would love to hear about your experience!! Is there a trick I don’t know about? Let me know down below!! Hope your Holidays are the merriest!!
Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow night to Ana White’s new show on DIY Network!! I just know it’s going to be great!! I’m SOOOO excited!!!
Lots of Love,
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