How to Add Snow to an Artificial Tree


How to Add Snow to an Artificial Tree

Did you see part one of my Michaels Holiday Dream Christmas tree? Click HERE to see what my plans are!

Next up? To flock this artificial, pre-lit tree…

before tree

I want a “lightly flocked” look on my new tree and I thought it would be fun to share the “how-to” with you! This technique should work on any artificial tree. Here’s the “how-to”…

Grab some glitter and some white paint…


…have some white paint on hand left over from painting your walls? You can use that, too!

There are only TWO steps-super simple!

Artificial Tree Flocking Tutorial

1. 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}!

sprinkle glitter

2. Sprinkle on the snowy glitter to give it that “just like snow” look! Oh, and make sure to do small sections at a time so the paint doesn’t dry before you add glitter!

Now you have a gorgeous lightly flocked tree!

after tree

**UPDATE** Here is my finished tree! I decided to go with a Peppermint and Snow theme

Peppermint and Snow Tree Michaels Dream Tree Challenge

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  1. says

    Oh my goodness! You are awesome! I soooooo wanted a flocked tree last year but it was way out of my price range. I already had a new tree and couldn’t justify buying another one. I’ve racked my brain for a year on how do to the fake snow without using spray fake snow. You’re the best and you made my day. I can’t wait now to do my tree this way. I may even bring my poor, neglected blog back to life to show you my tree.

    Thanks so much. Again, you are DA BOMB!


  2. says

    Gorgeous!!! You have amazing talent! Thanks for making this fabulous idea available to us! I cannot wait to do mine, but I was wondering if you have any thoughts about storage after the season is over? Are you going to do anything special with it?

    Thanks Kari!

  3. says

    What a gorgeous tree!! I love your idea but I can still see glitter getting over everything and sometimes missing the wet paint. Since you used a brush and put the white paint on first and then sprinkle the glitter on, what about combining the two first make glitter paint? Do you think the effect would be the same?

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