How to flock an artificial Christmas tree and turn a cheap Christmas tree into a beautiful snowy Christmas tree for your home.
At the beginning of this year, Roger and I bought 3 new Christmas trees from Walmart that were on major clearance after the holidays.
I had to majorly hold back from opening them up and assembling them as soon as we got home.
My plan was to flock at least one of the trees at Christmas time, so I patiently waited for winter to turn to spring, to summer, to fall…
Once September finally arrived I set to work gathering what I needed so that I could finally start decorating for Christmas!
Our first foster children came to stay with us at the end of September, so I knew that I needed to decrease the number and intensity of DIY’s I did this season, but I still really wanted to flock one of the trees.
So as soon as big sis was enrolled in her new school and little sis was down for a nap we got to work on flocking this tree.
And with Roger at home on this particular day he was able to assemble the tree and carry it outside for me.
Although it was a bit windy, which isn’t ideal, I had no time to lose since I never know how long baby sis will sleep.
Luckily, the Christmas tree was crazy easy to flock and it looks even more gorgeous than we had hoped!
1. First, assemble your Christmas tree and adjust each individual branch/stem to give your tree an extra-full appearance.
2. Spray down your Christmas tree with a garden hose with the nozzle set to mist.
Alternatively you can use a spray bottle to mist your Christmas tree, but I found it was faster and easer to use a garden hose.
The snow is meant to adhere to the water so make sure that all of the branches are evenly coated with water.
3. Shake the snow onto the Christmas tree starting at the top and working your way around and down the tree.
The instructions on the package say to use a kitchen sifter and spray bottle to do this, but the sifter clogged up in about 2 minutes because the wind was blowing the water from the spray bottle up onto the sifter.
Side note: I highly recommend you do this on a non windy day, I had limited time while the baby slept and big sis was in school so I made do with a little bit of wind.
I used two bags on this 7.5 foot Christmas tree.
4. Once your tree is coated with snow to your liking, apply a final coat of misty water on top of the snow so that the snow will harden to the branches.
5. Let dry thoroughly, we waited 1-2 hours, and then decorate with lights and ornaments!
I hope this DIY tutorial helps you as you decorate your home!
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With love, Giusti
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:9