I am excited to share with you how to flock your Christmas tree using Snoflock. Snoflock is a powder that expands when introduced to moisture and creates a perfect, naturally flocked look when used correctly. Once your tree is flocked it will be ready to decorate within 24 hours. While you’re waiting check out all of my favorite ornament and Christmas decor DIY’s that are sure to make your home look amazing this Christmas season!
Supplies for Flocking Your Tree
Steps for Flocking a Tree
Step 1: Shape the Tree Branches
Start by shaping the branches of your tree. More branches, means there is more for the snow to stick to.
Step 2: Wet the Tree before Applying Flocking Powder
After my branches were nice and shaped, I lightly sprayed the entire tree with water. Having moisture present on the branches helps the powder to stick and expand.
I am using a Chapin Home and Garden sprayer I found at Lowe’s. Many of the tutorials I found for flocking called for spray bottles. This little trick helps to bypass all of the squeezing of the handle and allows you to have a continual light mist. I definitely recommend this technique for the process.
Step 3: Applying the “Snoflock” Powder
After your tree has been sprayed with water you are ready to start the flocking process.
Fill your sifter halfway with Snoflock. The powder itself comes in a resealable, zipped bag. This is a 5 pound bag I used on a 7ft tree. There was plenty for this project, applied generously, plus some left over.
Then, starting at the top of the tree and working my way down I sifted as my husband sprayed the falling powder, with water, just below the sifter. Be careful not to get the sifter itself wet. The powder expands when it comes in contact with moisture. This is what makes the powder stick and expand on the branches.
It is important that this step is one fluid, simultaneous motion, that is why I opted for an extra set of hands.
Step 4: Final Touches
Once the sifter is empty there will be about a handful of larger “ice crystals.” Simply scoop those up with your hand and sprinkle along a few branch tips.
And that my friends, is how to flock a Christmas tree!
Repeat the sifting/spraying step all around the tree until the entire thing is coated to your liking. Some branches with have heavier flocking than others. Don’t let that worry you, leave it the way it is OR once it has time to dry, you can soften the look by shaking or “wacking” the branches. (For the lack of a better word, haha) You get the idea.
The suggested drying time is between 24–48 hours. I left mine outside for a little under 24 hours before moving it inside and it did just fine. Moving and decorating will be messy but that is expected with this type of flocking.
Well, what do you think? I think it was quite the transformation with minimal work and supplies! Plus, the best part.…I have a brand new tree for less than $75!!!
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