Today I’m showing you how to give an artificial tree that flocked, snowy look in no time. I love this technique because you can control how “snowy” you want your tree to be simply by adding a little bit of paint or applying it more generously.
I decided to try this idea because I wanted a “lightly flocked” look and most stores only had a heavy snow version. I was surprised at how easy this was with only 3 items:
- white acrylic paint
- paint brush
Now you’re ready to begin!
First, you’re going to grab your white paint and glitter. I used the Creatology Glitter brand and Folk Art in Wicker White. You can use any brand you’d like.
Have left-over paint from painting your trim or walls? Feel free to use that, too!
There are only TWO steps … super simple!
Brush on the white paint lightly by bouncing the paintbrush vertically on the tree. Make sure to avoid painting the lights (you may want to use a smaller brush, too}!
CRAFT TIP: Make sure to start at the top and work your way down because the glitter can be very messy.
Sprinkle on the snowy glitter pretty generously to give it that “just like snow” look.
IMPORTANT: Make sure to do small sections at a time so the paint doesn’t dry before you add glitter! Wet paint makes the glitter stick.
Repeat the above steps until you have your tree just the way you like it.
Now you have a gorgeous lightly flocked tree ready to decorate with ornaments, garland, packages, and more!
This year I added peppermint and snowflake themed ornaments to my tree and I love how it turned out, especially with the faux snow!
Make sure to hop on over and see my Peppermint and Snow themed tree…