Many people expect a white Christmas tree on Christmas day, a white wrap of blanket outside our window when we wake up on Christmas morning. What if it doesn’t snow on Christmas? Do not worry we have a solution for you. You can bring artificial snow indoors by simply flocking a Christmas tree. Do you know how to flock a Christmas tree? Let’s see what it means.
I always love to see flocked white Christmas trees. It looks so elegant when we bring them home. Turning green to white is magical to watch! If you are a fan of snow and want to experience the illusion of snow on your Christmas tree then flocking a Christmas tree will give you the same satisfaction.
In this article, we have covered the step-by-step guide to flock a Christmas tree for creating a snow effect. Let’s go through these tricks.
What is a Flocked Christmas Tree?
A flocked Christmas tree means to create an artificial snow effect on a Christmas tree. Flock materials are sprayed on the tree to create an artificial effect of snow. It will look like a snow-ice crystal has covered all the branches and give you an artificial feeling of snow.
You can buy an artificial flocked tree but why waste your money, when you can make it yourself. To make a perfect new flocked tree on this illusionary snowy Christmas day. This will be cost-saving and you can get your realistic snow-flocked trees.
How To Flock A Christmas Tree?
Flocking is a messy process for you but it will work amazingly amazing on your Christmas trees Let’s see how we can make our frosted icy branches with simple easy steps:
1. Choose Materials
Choosing the best raw materials is what you need to flock a Christmas tree. You can get your materials either through the homemade mix or the purchased mix.
- To make a homemade flocking you need a bar of soap or shaving cream for getting the foam. It is durable and will stay on your Christmas trees for a longer time. You can choose the home ingredients according to your preferences.
- You can add an extra fragrance to your Christmas tree by simply adding the oils like pine, fir, Christmas Wreath pine, Vanilla, Peppermint, and many more.
- To purchase a Christmas tree flocking powder you can get a lot of varieties like snowfall velvet touch flock powder, Craft instant snowmaking powder, or aerosol spray. These materials will help you to make instant or artificial snow on your Christmas trees. Just add water to it and make fluffy snow.
- To create a more snowy effect on your Christmas trees you can add some wreath snow garlands, crystal drop led string lights and, many more which are easily available on the shopping sites.
2. Choose Directions
Choosing the best work site to flock a Christmas tree is also an important step. You can do it outside of your home in an open space, garage, or basement area. You need a machine or a professional flock depending on the type of the spray.
Start From The Top Of The Tree
To create a snow fallen effect on your Christmas tree start from the top of the tree to flock the way down.
- Dropcloth any plastic sheet on a surface as flocking a Christmas tree is a messy process.
- Step on your ladder and start flocking from the top as flocking will fall from the top which will help you to cover all the branches.
- Make sure you are wearing gloves, goggles, and a mask to protect yourself from the chemical gases.
- Get yourself ready with the spray gun.
- Damp the needles and apply flock powder on the tips of the needles by using the paintbrush or the scoop as it will create a more natural look on your Christmas tree. The flock on the needles will fall off and will spread over the branches.
- Spray the water and flocking powder on the branches and take a single section at each time from top to bottom of the tree unless you see the tree is fully covered.
- Mist the water over the top of the tree again and let the tree dry.
- Repeat this step for all the sections of your branches until you attain the best result.
- A little shake of flocking powder through a sifter will give a fully coated look to your Christmas tree. It will also help to cover all the bottom sections of the tree.
- You can also use electronic types of equipment for spraying a flock on your trees like electrostatic system and, beater bar/gravity.
3. End Your Work
Once you are done with all the spraying processes, allow your Christmas tree to dry up to 24 hours. Keep on checking unless you see that tree branches are fully coated white. However, if you see any gaps you can fill them with some Christmas ornaments or lights only after the tree is dry.
I hope you find the easiest steps to get a beautiful flocked tree at home. If you have dreamed of a white Christmas, then don’t stop yourself and start flocking your tree and capturing the real feeling of artificial snow. Make your holiday season beautiful and love your snowy Christmas tree. You can leave a comment here if you find this article useful. Stay tuned to this page for more updates. Have a nice day!