Christmas is near, and that’s why you are here! Well, we all have been waiting too long for this upcoming occasion, with the upcoming occasion comes loads of work. Apart from all the work, the main work on which everyone admires at first is the decoration of the Xmas tree. Depending upon different types of mindsets decoration may vary from one to another. Some people are satisfied with the normal tree, while others want a snowy tree, and so on. If you are the one who is looking for having a snowy tree on this occasion then do read on to achieve your admiration.
What is a Flocked Christmas Tree?
Well, a flocked Christmas tree is an artificial evergreen shrub holding with artificial white powder that gives the tree a manifestation of freshly fallen snow. Hence, you can prepare DIY flock Christmas trees. It is usually a safe idea to buy a professional herd tree to prevent any disaster!
As everyone loves to have snow in their plan of home decoration, so if you are from one of them then you might dream to have a ‘white flocked Christmas tree’ and frosted branches are the best way to make you dream true! This idea of decoration has been popular since the 1800s, this trend gained momentum in the US during the mid-century.
DIY tips to prepare a flocked Christmas tree!
Before that, let us know about what flocking powder is made up of! Flocking powder is made up of tiny fibers. The flocking powder adheres to an adhesive or viscous surface such as glue or an adhesive powder with pigment inks with the product Vermark. Placing powder sticks to only a viscous surface. You can get this from any store of Christmas decorations ideas for you.
Look at the below tips to give you Christmas tree a flawless look:
- You have to search for an appropriate place where you can do your work easily as these white powders are messy. So, you can do this duty in a garage, basement, or outdoors. If it is not possible then you can place an old sheet on the floor beneath the tree.
- Safety measure – wear goggles, gloves, and a mask to protect you from ingesting any detrimental material.
- Start at the top of the tree and work your way up. Some flocks will fall from needles and land on the branches below. This creates a more natural snowfall, and it will save you from working twice.
- Apply the flocks only to the tips of the needles and allow it to form a cluster. Do not smear it on needles or apply it under the branches; this will make it look more artificial.
- If you are using self-adhesive powder, a handheld sifter will make the work very easy. First use a spray bottle to mist a section of the tree with water, then rub some of the flock into your sieve and sift over the damp tree. Once more you have to spray the flocked section with water. Remember not to wet it again otherwise, it will not dry.
- You can also consider making a flock at home. Soap shavings are the most convenient and inexpensive option (alternatively, you can go with laundry detergent, shaving cream, and coconut also works). Mix soap shavings with liquid cornstarch or white glue in a mixture at medium speed. Add hot water and continue beating it, until it resembles a nougat-like consistency. Use a paintbrush to apply to the dollops.
- Once you apply the flock, allow it to dry for eight to 24 hours, depending on the size of the tree.
- If you are planning to set your lights, and then work carefully, it might not let the flock fall. Finally, you are done with your desire of having flocked in Christmas 2020.