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:
- 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!
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 🙂