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How to Flock a Tree Easily with a Video Tutorial!

Learn how to flock a Christmas tree super easily with snow flock! A budget friendly way to turn your Christmas decor into a winter wonderland!

Hi Friends!!  We are starting to decorate for Christmas over here and since I changed all our decor to farmhouse last year I knew I needed some new Christmas decorations. 

I have been busy making all sorts of new DIY Christmas decor along with perusing my local thrift stores for some cheap Christmas finds.

The one downside of thrift store finds is that the stuff isn’t always in the best of shape or is very out dated. But there are some great ways to remedy that! One of them is flocking…

Do you know how to flock a tree??  This was my first time, and let me tell you DIY snow flocking was so much easier than I thought and quick to do.

So read on to learn how to flock an artificial Christmas tree to get that beautiful snowy look!

diy flocked christmas tree

What Does Flocked Christmas Tree Mean?

A flocked Christmas tree looks like it has snow on it.  Flocking powder is a synthetic powder that when applied to an artificial tree (or any greenery!) in the correct way will resemble a beautiful snow-covered tree indoors.

If you want to learn more about what the term flocking means, check out wikipedia.

It really does create a beautiful winter snowy feeling!

Goodwill Finds for Christmas Tree Flocking

Since we live in Northern California, we do not get a white Christmas so I really wanted to create a winter wonderland theme this year.  I got quite a few artificial tree items from the thrift store and I knew I wanted to try to flock them.

Here is a picture of my thrift store finds. Thrift stores like goodwill and snowline hospice have a ton of artificial greenery to choose from. And with snow flocking, you can change the look of them easily!

goodwill Christmas finds

Pretty good, right??  I was so excited to start transforming these items!  Have you seen those pictures of all those gorgeous flocked Christmas trees?

I kept wanting one but they are pretty expensive (like these ones from King of Christmas) so I knew I could turn what I had into that beautiful snow-filled look.  Guess what??  I did and it is kind of addicting!

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I wanted to flock all my outside trees just to make it look like it really snowed!  My hubby had to reign me in…  I had to be satisfied with just my indoor decor but I am going to flock whatever I can!

Materials Needed for DIY Flocked Christmas Tree

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  • SnoFlock – this has been the best purchase I’ve made in a long time!!
  • spray bottle or hose
  • artificial greenery or tree
  • sifter
materials needed for christmas tree flocking

Flocking a tree and taking pictures at the same time is not so easy so I made a video tutorial for you on how to flock a tree!!  Make sure to watch it at the top or side of the post.

How to Flock a Christmas Tree

The first thing you want to do is get your tree damp.  Spritz a section with a water bottle or a hose.

how to flock a christmas tree

So, how do you apply snow flock? First, scoop some of the SnoFlock into the sifter.

how to flock a tree

Then sift it over your tree.  While the flocking powder is falling, spritz it with water.  You'll be spraying the falling flock on to the tree. 

how to spray flock a christmas tree

I worked in sections.  If your artificial tree is big, do the bottom first, then put on the next section.  Make sure the branches are spread out how you want them before you start!

how to apply snow flock

After you've flocked the whole tree, spritz or spray the whole tree to lock the flock on.  Let it dry for 24-48 hours and it will be stuck and hard and ready to decorate!

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Pictures of Christmas Tree Flocking

So I mentioned I went a little crazy flocking all the greenery right? Here are some pictures of the shorter tree I added SnoFlock too.

diy flocked christmas tree

I love how some of the branches have more snow on them than others. It looks more realistic!

how to flock a tree

And with the lights on.

Christmas tree flocking

Here is the little tree all dressed up.  I even flocked my staircase garland!  Check out all my inside Christmas decorations on a budget here!

Christmas home decor with diy flocked christmas tree

After the tree flocking, I went on to flock a bunch of other decor!!

tree flocking on artificial centerpieces

I even flocked a large thrift store artificial tree for my family room!  Make sure to check it out along with my Christmas home tour here!

Christmas home tours with large flock Christmas tree DIY
how to flock an artificial Christmas tree and other greenery

Watch the quick video tutorial to really see how easy it is!! This video is sped up but it only took 8 minutes to flock the 4-foot tree!

how to flock a tree

So easy and I have a ton of Snoflock left!!   I used it to flock some mason jars to use as centerpieces and they came out so cool.

Is the SnoFlock Permanent?

Update: One of the questions I get asked a lot is how the flocking has held up over the years. It's been four years now since I went on my flocking spree.

Every year when we pull out our Christmas decorations I am still pleasantly surprised of how well the flocking has held up.

I'm not going to lie, it still creates a bit of a mess when I have to spread all the branches out again. We do have to sweep up when we are done decorating and also after we take everything down because there is snow flock on the floor.

Or when my kids or dogs go under the trees for some reason, they do have some flocking stuck to their backs or hair when they come out!

What will you flock??

Want to save this tutorial on how to flock a Christmas tree for later? Pin it now!!

how to flock a christmas tree

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a creative day!

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Saturday 17th of November 2018

What do I do if the flocking keeps falling off the next year, does that mean I did it wrong? What can I do to fix it from falling off?

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Tuesday 20th of November 2018

HI Girdy, does a lot fall off or just a little?? I have a little bit that falls off while I'm touching stuff from last year. But if a lot is coming off, you might need to get it wetter after you put in on so that it gets really hard. Then let it dry for a few days before touching it. Hopefully, that will help it secure on better! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to