Don’t you just love all those beautiful Christmas pictures you see on Pinterest and your Instagram feed? Most of those are decorated flocked trees. I find that the flocked trees are more expensive too. Today I’m going to show you how to take your green tree and make it look flocked. Doing this will give you two ways to decorate your tree. You can keep it green or make it look flocked while using the same tree. Then you have the best of both worlds. These are not my best pictures as I tried to do the least amount of disturbing the people in this office. I did not think it would be appropriate to drag all my lighting and camera equipment in their office. HAHAHA!
IN MY LAST POST, CHRISTMAS FAQ, I ASKED YOU TO GUESS THE THING I HATE MOST ABOUT CHRISTMAS INSTALLATIONS. LET’S SEE IF YOU GUESSED IT CORRECTLY?
I HATE FLUFFING TREES!!!! 😕. THIS IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT STEP SO I DO IT, BUT I LITERALLY HATE DOING IT. IS THERE A PART YOU WISH YOU COULD SKIP? LEAVE ME A COMMENT BELOW?
Steps to a Flocked Looking Tree
I’m going to take this green tree and make it look flocked. What I do is take a variety of white picks and florals and add them to my tree prior to decorating with my theme. I do certain client trees every year. Most of them I do during work hours. So I am working on them as clients and employees are there. I thought it was ironic that I was doing this post because two employees walked in and said “oh you brought a white tree this time.” It is the same green tree I’ve used each year, but they saw it after I had already put the white items on and it really does make it look different.
One of the questions I get a lot is how many of each item I use? I had never actually thought about it in the past. I just use what I need and move on to the next tree. So this year when I did this tree I counted each item out as I went for your benefit. I hope this helps. This is a 9′ narrow tree.
30 snowy picks from (At Home)
12 snowy picks w/berries (Pier 1)
10 white flowers (Michaels)
10 frosted green sprays (Michaels)
12 white tipped eucalyptus branches (Michaels)
9 draped snow pine branches (Michaels)
40 small light green textured branches (At Home)
11 white fringe sprigs (Michaels)
12 green eucalyptus branches (Michaels)
I tend to get these things after Christmas so they’re not so expensive. I have collected them over the years and try to watch during the year for when good coupons become available. The white flowers I get during the spring time and wedding season. That is the best time to get some of this stuff. Knowing your theme in advance is very helpful when shopping for ribbon and florals before Christmas.
You can not buy everything you want in one Christmas. I have been collecting all this stuff for 23 years of marriage and even before then. If you are a parent you can even start your children getting an ornament a year to start their collection. We’ve done this every year for our kids. My daughter is 19. So she has all her Hallmark and special ornaments. Then about 3 years ago I started setting aside some neutral ornaments at the end of each Christmas so she would have a nice collection when she had her own apartment. This year was the first year she had an apartment so she took those ornaments and did a cute slim tree. For how to decorate a small space check out the FAQ post.
I hope you like how I took this green tree and made it look flocked using white picks and flowers. It was very easy to do and it didn’t require me to make any mess. If you are going to try this technique I would love to see your finished product. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.