DIY Flocked Tree

I didn’t even know what a “flocked tree” was until this year. But, I’m glad I discovered it has a name because I’ve always loved the look! Let me tell you, these flocked trees (aka: a tree that looks like snow landed on it beautifully), are really hard to find if you want a REAL one.

Eric insisted on a real tree this year and I insisted on a flocked tree. Easy, right? Not even close. Every online tutorial was so different which made it was so confusing! I started asking friends, family, basically everyone I know if they had any tips. I tried every local nursery and garden center in town and guess what? Most of them kindly informed me that they haven’t done this in over 15 years!! 

I sense another trend coming back – what was old, is new again!

I went back to the internet and I finally found a tutorial I liked.  I also decided to do this DIY right before going to a wedding.. Not recommended since it is a little messy! I was in a time crunch though and am definitely getting pretty good at utilizing every extra minute of the day.

So here are a few “in progress” photos. Then, a few of the after!

Behind the Scenes

This is the not so pretty part! But, if you want to try this yourself, here’s everything you will need:

  • Sno-Flock
  • Strainer or sifter
  • Spray bottle with water (or hose if you can do this outside)

Just use the sifter (or strainer) and apply to sno-flock on the tree while spraying with water. You’ll want to spray again with water to lock it in.

And the After….. 

I only used about 1/3 of the Sno-Flock that I bought. I really only wanted a “light” snow on it but I definitely had plenty leftover to thicken it. Up close it looks great but from far away, I probably could have added another layer or 2.

Our tree is mostly pink, silver and gold this year but had to include a few of my favorite special ones too!

CUBBIES!!

I had to post this one because, well, the CUBS. And that whole winning the world series this year 🙂 And this particular ornament is extra special because it belonged to my Dad.

And pink roses on our tree – a new tradition of ours that started after Taylor was born!

The bottom (and very top) of the tree are tricky to add the snow flock to but I don’t mind. You can’t really tell at the top and the bottom is where our dogs (and kids) like to hang out sometimes. I don’t think they mind either 🙂

And one last close up from above….

Again, I probably could have used another layer or 2 if I had more time but overall I’m really happy with how it turned out!

And since I still have about 3 pounds of sno-flock leftover, if you are in Chicagoland and want to try to do this yourself, send me a message! It’s really easy to apply (just a little time consuming!) but it’s all yours if you are up for it 🙂

Happy Holidays!

Samantha Regan

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2 thoughts on “DIY Flocked Tree

  1. Katie

    It’s really pretty!!! So happy to see a live tree!
    Did you put the lights on before or after? And did you use green or white string?

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    1. Samantha Regan Post author

      Thanks! My husband insists on having a real tree (vs fake) so we’ll be doing it again this year! I put the lights on after. I highly recommend adding the lights AFTER! They would be a mess taking off otherwise. I like to use the green string lights to conceal the strands. Let me know if you try it! Happy Holidays!!

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