So a few weeks ago I was going through all of my giant bins of holiday decor when I realized that I wasn’t really loving my dark green mini Christmas trees. I had lots of them last year, they were literally scattered all over the house, but this time around I just wasn’t digging the dark green anymore. I wanted more of a frosty white Christmas this year, so I actually thought about just donating all of my mini trees and buying new ones. But as I was piling them up for a trip to Goodwill, I figured why not try to flock them myself. I DIY everything else, so why not try my hand at DIY flocked mini Christmas trees?! I researched a few different options and ultimately decided to try out the super cheap snow spray. I had never used it before, so I thought it would be fun to test it out and see how it worked. It was a bit of an experiment, but I actually love how it turned out. And since you’ve seen these cute little trees in several of my most recent posts, I figured today it would be fun to share what I did to give them a frosty white look!
I picked up this spray snow at Michael’s. If I remember right it was $5 a can. Super duper cheap! You can also find it on Amazon here.
Here’s how one of my mini Christmas trees looked when I got started. It’s pretty darn cute, but I wanted it to be white and frosty looking. To begin I covered the base of the tree with duck tape just to keep the burlap from getting sprayed. You could also do this with a plastic bag or whatever else you can find. Once the burlap was covered it was time to spray!
I was a bit surprised to see how thick the “snow” came out was I was spraying it. It’s definitely kind of heavy and very wet, almost like spray shaving cream! I gave the tree two quick coats and that was all I needed to get the coverage I wanted. Done! I had a mini flocked tree in a matter of seconds.
Since I wanted the tree to have a frosty/icy look, I decided to go over it with this glitter blast spray. I had no idea how it would turn out, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that it added just enough “sparkle” to the trees. This stuff is basically like glittery spray paint but with a bit more texture. After I was done spraying the trees I let them dry for a few hours before I brought them inside. Here’s how they turned out:
I did notice some of the flocking was coming off on my fingers whenever I touched the tree or whenever it was brushed up against something, so I went in afterwards with a bit of spray adhesive to seal the trees. I sprayed it directly over the trees and that extra step really did make a big difference. They still do a little flaking, but it’s much better than it was before. I also think a heavy duty hair spray could work really well too! You just need something to provide a bit of tackiness to hold that spray snow in place a little better.
I know I’m probably one of the last people on planet Earth to try spray snow, but it really is pretty cool stuff. I did this process on five of my mini trees and I love how they look now–I think the glitter spray added the perfect touch of frostiness. I also did this process on one of my wreaths, which turned out great too.
Now just a quick FYI–I definitely wouldn’t recommend using this stuff on a full size Christmas tree, I don’t think it would hold up well. However if you do want to spruce up a large tree with some DIY flocking, I’d look into this stuff. It’s supposed to be amazing for larger projects! But overall I think spray snow works great for smaller pieces and these mini Christmas trees–which you can find for super cheap at just about any craft store. This was much more affordable than buying all new trees and it really did an awesome job helping me transition to more of a neutral look with my holiday decor this year.
Well that’s it for my DIY flocked mini Christmas trees. Thanks so much for stopping in, I really do appreciate when you spend part of your day here with me on the blog. Let me know if you have any questions, I’d love to chat!