Nothing makes Christmas feel more real than a dusting of snow outside the window! The white flocked Christmas tree is an iconic symbol of the holiday season. These trees have the snow-dusted appearance thanks to the extra layer of coloring on each branch. From pre-lit flocked Christmas trees to slim flocked Christmas trees, bring the beautiful world of winter indoors with Oriental Trading!
What is a Flocked Christmas Tree
Flocking refers to artificial powder that's used to coat a tree to achieve a snow-dusted appearance. A flocked Christmas tree is also often called a frosted Christmas tree or a snowy Christmas tree. They vary in shape and size from 3.5 feet to 7.5 feet and taller. They're available in different shapes including full, slim, spiral shaped, upside down and flat back. And just like the traditional green Christmas tree, you can find a flocked artificial Christmas tree in just about any style including spruce, pine and fir and those with pre-installed lights.
Decorating Ideas for a White Flocked Christmas Tree
Flocked Christmas trees look beautiful and natural decorated with a few strings of soft white Christmas lights, however, they can be decorated in many other ways. They're neutral and therefore, go with just about any color or theme. Select a color palette for your ornaments like icy blue and gold. For a farmhouse and rustic Christmas theme, choose red and white ornaments with burlap or plaid ribbon. Lastly, embellish with floral picks, pinecones and other Christmas ornaments from this website!
How to Make a Snowy Christmas Tree
Pre-flocked Christmas trees can be purchased just about anywhere but if you're looking for a fun holiday DIY project, then we've got some great tips for you. The easiest way to make a Christmas tree with snow is to use a flocking kit. You can also make your own flocking powder with common household ingredients like cornstarch and flour. Just like with any DIY project, flocking can get messy so you'll want to use gloves and prepare the space with a sheet or drop cloth. Make sure to also wear a mask to prevent ingestion of the solution.
When you're ready to begin, fill a spray bottle with water and spray the tree, one section at a time. Then, sprinkle the homemade powder onto the branches of the tree. After flocking a section, make sure to mist it again to help seal the powder. Allow the tree to dry for a few hours or overnight. Then, you're ready to decorate your snowy Christmas tree!
A Wonderful World of Winter
Make a winter wonderland in your home this year with a flocked Christmas tree! Oriental Trading has an affordable selection that you can choose from to best suit your style and space. Leave the Christmas tree hunting for us so you can focus on shopping for everyone on your list!