How To Easily and Inexpensively Flock A Christmas Tree

For many years, I have had a Christmas tree in my dining room.

It is usually a small slim tree that can be easily placed in a corner.

This year I wanted to do something different, without breaking the bank.

A bit of a different look. I then had an epiphany!

I remembered something that I have used in the past

to embellish my plain miniature Christmas trees.

So today I shall show you how to easily and inexpensively flock a Christmas tree.

But first, let me show you last year’s dining room christmas tree.

Dining Room/Christmas 2016-Housepitality Designs

I often decorate the dining room table during the Holidays with pretty fruit.

The tree was filled with faux ornamental fruit.

Dining Room Christmas Tree-Housepitality Designs

I have a plan on how I want to set my dining room table for the Holidays

and I thought that flocking the tree would be a  good start to my plan.

Flocking technique-Housepitality Designs

I lightly flocked the tree using this product: Aleene’s True Snow.

It is easy to use. Just dab on the True Snow, which is like a paste,

with a small paint brush right on to the branches of the tree.

Flocked Tree-Housepitality Designs

The great thing about using the True Snow is that you can lightly or heavily flock

the tree. I know there are sprays out there, but the spray can get on the lights.

By using a brush, you can control where and how much you want to flock.

Here is the before:

Unflocked Tree-Housepitality Designs

And here is the after:

Flocked Tree-Housepitality Designs-2

Flocked Tree-Housepitality Designs-3

I chose to lightly flock the tree and if I want a heavier flocked look,

I can always add more.

I am busy planning and preparing for my Christmas decor this year,

in-between other commitments and travel.

Here is some of this year’s Holiday inspiration:

Christmas Pillows-Housepitalityn Designs

You can purchase Aleene’s True Snow in most craft/hobby stores or Amazon.

I used approximately two 4 ounce jars for this tree which is a slim 6 foot tree.

This technique will give you a look of a light dusting of snow for your tree.

Do you prefer the traditional green Christmas tree or do you prefer the

look of a snow laden tree? I love both.

I wish you all a most beautiful day.

Note: This is NOT a sponsored post for Aleene’s True Snow

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  1. Thanks for that tip about Faux snow in a jar. Had no idea there was such a product.

  2. Love the start of your holiday look for this year and I’m certain it will be fabulous, but that tree last year with the fruit – oh my, so gorgeous!
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  3. Beautiful tree, Shirley. Like you, I enjoy both trees. Really, I love all Christmas trees. I know your home will be gorgeous and I will be waiting to see all your decorations. Your tree has put me in a bit of a Christmas mood.

    Have a great week!
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  4. Hi Shirley, I have been looking for a product to do just what you did. I like the way it looks and it seems pretty mess free I like that to! lol Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve for Christmas decor this year. Have a lovely day!
    xoxo Jo

  5. I love both looks! I have used the spray flock before for a wreath, that had no lights. This product looks perfect for a pre lit wreath or tree!
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  6. Shirley, this is such a great tip to change things up! I love the look of your lightly flocked tree and am looking forward to seeing it decorated. I know you will create something beautiful.

  7. Terri SantaColoma says

    I love that Christmas tree pillow in the last photo.

  8. Last year’s tree was so pretty. I am sure the flocking will be just as beautiful this year. Can’t wait to see it! Thanks for the info on the flocking product. I think it is something I would use.

  9. Shirley, I love the look of your flocked tree. Thanks for the great tip! I can’t wait to see your holiday decorations! Enjoy your day!
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  10. Thanks for the tip on the True snow! I have been wanting to flock some of my smaller trees that I use in vignettes etc. I just saw a tree at Walmart that is nicely flocked, is a very slim tree (which I need for the dining room, and it is only $69.00!!! I think I will get it this week! Have a beautiful day!!!!
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  11. I’ve never heard of this paint on kind. I think I may grab some today to apply to a couple of smaller trees. I have spray but, like you say, it gets all over. I think the paint on kind would not shed so much as the spray, too. Thanks, buddy!
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  12. SHERRY MYERS says

    Wonderful idea! Thanks, Shirley!

  13. amy chalmers says

    Love this post Shirley about this diy flocking. I may be using it on some stuff I have!

  14. Hi Shirley, I’ve used True Snow back in my crafting days and it works great! Love the easy transformation and your snow kissed tree now. ♥
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  15. It’s pretty, Shirley. I usually have both…a green tree and a flocked tree…the last couple of years I have been liking a tree with some heavier flocking than I used in the past. That was because I used blue and silver ornaments and they really popped against the flocking.

    I have not tried that stuff. I didn’t know you could get flocking outside of using a can. I will admit I have even used a light dusting of latex paint in the past to get a snowy look.

    I hope you have a great afternoon and evening. xo Diana
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  16. Marty Oravetz says

    Oh love it, this looks fabulous.

  17. I had no idea you could do that by hand….thanks for the info! I like the light touch you gave the tree! 😉

  18. Shirley, I have sprayed trees before, butI love the control you have with brushing it on. I can’t wait to see your Christmas decor!
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  19. I’ve never heard of that, it looks like fun!

  20. That’s a great idea Shirley! The tree in your dining room is gorgeous! The thin shape makes it perfect for the space and the decorations are beautiful!

  21. Bobbi Duncan says

    I used this great little product for a 3 ft. tall tree that I incorporate in our Victorian family in a sleigh vignette and was so pleased with the look. There are so many awesome products on the market these days, many of which I learn about from all the great bloggers. Your tree turned out so nice, and I love last years with the fruit and artichokes. Hugs!

  22. How gorgeous is that! I have tried the spray snow and it is nothing more than a giant mess maker. I’ll be searching for this paint on flocking now. Thanks for sharing, and I love both of your trees.

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