A few month’s ago I reached out to Seasons Reflections asking about their Sno Flocking and they so graciously offered to send me some flocking to review! Being away from the snow in Misawa has me a little bummed and I wanted to bring that feeling here to Las Vegas so flocking our Christmas tree was perfect!
We have a front room as well as a family room so I thought it might be fun to have a tree in each space. I went to the thrift store and found this 6 foot tree for $25. The lights didn’t work so I had the joy of cutting all the lights off….. seriously, it took forever.
It probably took 4+ hours to get all of the lights off, but here is the before of the tree. Abigail was helping me as you can see by the addition in the tree. I love how she is getting more into decorating.
I picked up some lights at Walgreen’s. Random place, I know. But they had an awesome deal and these are the kind of lights that if one burns out it doesn’t take out the whole strand. I just looped the lights around and they held in place pretty well.
Now it was time to flock. I was too tired to haul the tree back out side BUT I highly suggest you flock it outdoors. It does make a mess, but I figured since we have drywall dust, megh, oh well.
I was sent a 5lb box of their Premium snow flocking which was awesome for the amount of snow we wanted on the tree. We didn’t end up using the whole box and have some left over!
A few things you will need. A spray bottle, dust mask, sifter, something to protect your flooring, and some creativity.
I bought this sifter at DI for $0.75 but we ended up using this and the other type of sifter shown in the instructions provided by Seasons Reflections.
The plastic drop cloths worked well…. until I broke my glass spray bottle which cut a hole and made a mess. The photo below is of a $5.00 wreath I thrifted that we flocked as well!
You spray what you’re flocking first so the powder can stick to it.
Sift the powder on. We eventually started using our hands and just throwing the flocking on for a chunkier look.
and then spray it again to get the flocking to set. We went around the tree a few times wanting to add more flocking for a blizzard look.
and you guys! This looks like legit snow!!!
When in Japan I collected a ton of glass floats for this very reason! I thought they would look great as ornaments and I was right. Most of them didn’t have rope on them so I got some hemp twine and did my best at macrame-ing a net around them.
I had made a garland from some floral picks from Micheal’s and wanted to pull that look over to the tree. So I headed to the dollar tree to get some picks. I pulled off the bright green leaves and just randomly placed them into the tree.
My tree skirt is this random dress that I found in my garage from stuff that came from our storage when we moved to Japan. I just chopped off the bottom. Super fancy, I know, but it looks so nice as a tree skirt!
I used Burlap I had from a wreath I had made a few years ago with gardening burlap from Homac. Collected pinecones from the ground on base with the kiddos after school one day and a couple of floral picks from Micheals. I love how simple this tree is but it does make quite the statement.
Top Suggestions for flocking your tree.
-Do it outside. (Seriously.)
-Don’t be too shy on the water. I think I didn’t spray ours enough so before we put it away, I plan of spraying it again and letting it dry to make sure the flocking sticks.
-Don’t be afraid to flock the cheap looking trees. You can’t even tell and this looks amazing if I do say so myself.
– Sno flocking is biodegradable so it can be used on a real tree then put out for tree pick up after the season is over.
A special thank you to Seasons Reflection for sending me this flocking to try out and review. These opinions are completely honest and mine and I would totally recommend this to anyone who is looking to up their Christmas Tree game!