I am so excited to share with you how to flock trees today! This is the real, professional flocking- not the knock offs that you sometimes see on Pinterest. Don’t get me wrong, some of the knock offs are really pretty, but I prefer the look, feel, and quality of the real stuff. I have had my flocked tree for a few years now and have lost a bit of flocking between storing it and hauling it out each year. The lights on my tree completely burned out as well and I couldn’t get them working again, so I restrung lights on the entire tree before I reflocked it. I love a lot of heavy flocking on trees, so I was determined to find out how to add flocking to my tree the real way. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy and relatively inexpensive it was! And a little bit of flocking goes a long way!
I will show you on a single branch to give you an idea of how the process works, but I did do it to my entire tree, and I did it while it was all assembled. I highly recommend doing this outside because it is really messy.
You will need:
- THIS Self Adhesive Christmas Tree Flock
- Spray bottle full of water
- Kitchen sifter
To begin you will need THIS Self Adhesive Christmas Tree Flock. I used a 5 pound bag to reflock my 9 ft. tree but, like I said, I put it on very heavily and it already had a light layer of flocking on it.
First, begin by fluffing the branches on your tree (or garland).
Then spray with water. (I made a little video of this process that I will work on posting)
Then sift on the self adhesive flocking powder until desired thickness.
Spray again with water. The water activates the adhesive.
Repeat above steps until you reach your desired flocking thickness. Like I said, I love thick flocking, so I loaded up my tree, but you could definitely do it lighter for a more natural look.
Let dry for several hours until dry and hard. I let mine dry overnight just to be sure.