Whether you live in more of a warm or cold climate, flocking your artificial Christmas tree can help turn all your dreams of white Christmas into reality.
The effect of flocking is created by applying a powder or dust that mimics freshly fallen snow.
If you’re up for the DIY method of flocking, you’ll find it a lot more economical.
Though making flocked artificial Christmas trees yourself requires more time and effort, it guarantees a result that’s exactly your taste.
And yeah, you can flock both real and artificial Christmas trees!
Let’s show you how:
Step 1: Mist the Tree
Use the spray bottle to lightly mist each section of the tree. Spraying large sections isn’t necessary since the water will dry up before you flock.
Step 2: Sift and sift again
Lift your strainer (with the ‘snow’ in it) above the dabbled section and begin sifting gradually. Make it seem like real snow is falling (could be fun too!).
Water sprayed will make the snow light and fluffy, and also help it adhere to your tree.
Step 3: Check Snowfall
When you flock, make sure to surround your tree and touch every branch. You can as well spray while sifting.
Love to see more snow-covered branches? Add more flock and water to build them up.
Step 4: Leave to dry
You can expect your tree to dry more slowly if the layers of “snow” on it are too thick.
But typically, a spray-can kind of snow takes just about four hours to dry light layers.
For sprayed-on coats that are quite thicker, you might have to sit overnight. Allow your flocked artificial Christmas tree sit overnight before decorating, if you’re flocking yourself.
You can also decide to add lights for some extra ‘shiny’ effect.