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 tree for a few years now (that I had bought already flocked) and it had lost a bit of flocking between storing 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 and then I re-flocked 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 can be pretty 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. You could easily do this to any artificial or live tree with beautiful results. Again, I am showing it on a single branch in these pictures just for demonstration purposes, but I did it on my big, fully assembled tree and it was very easy! If you are a visual person, I showed how to do it in a short video- SEE BELOW FOR FULL VIDEO TUTORIAL.
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.
Here is a little video tutorial to demonstrate:
I love the look of a flocked tree! It is so beautiful!