How to assemble a flocked Christmas tree
Today I want to show you how to assemble a flocked Christmas tree. I shared with you our new beautiful tree last week in my Christmas tour and it actually is a breeze to put together and looks so pretty.
I made the 3D stars (check out the tutorial) last year but you could also buy these paper mache stars and spray-paint them gold.
How to assemble a flocked Christmas tree
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I’m not going to lie, I was scared to receive a faux pre-lit Christmas tree (this is the faux flocked Christmas tree I have) and what I would have to do to fluff it and get it just right. I have some faux trees that aren’t fun to fluff and get ready at all.
So when my faux beauty arrived in a giant box before Halloween. I had a slight little surge of panic. Especially after my husband asked me “where on earth are we going to store that thing”.
But when I opened the box and started putting it all together, I noticed how easy, fast and clean it actually was. Putting a real tree up all those previous years was definitely a lot harder. Not to even mention stringing the lights through it.
What is a flocked Christmas tree?
A flocked Christmas tree is a faux Christmas tree that was sprayed with a synthetic white fluffy material to make it look like the tree was covered in snow.
Can you flock a tree yourself?
Yes, I have seen projects where people attempted to spray or paint trees themselves but, to be honest, I don’t like the look. You are better off just buying a finished tree. Plus, doing this yourself is ridiculously messy and you could ruin the original faux tree.
I love my friend Lucy’s idea where she uses dollar store dusters to create a white fluffy snowy Christmas tree. That is doable and doesn’t create a mess.
How do I store my flocked Christmas tree?
I buy a cheap clear painter’s tarp and wrap every single link of the tree in a separate piece of tarp and tape it shut. Then I stick the tree pieces into the large storage bag that came with my tree and zip it shut. If yours didn’t come with a bag then you can just store the pieces in the wrapped and taped tarp.
How long does a flocked pre-lit Christmas tree last?
We’ve had our tree for a bit over 6 years and it’s still going strong. Although I had to keep replacing the light bulbs every year. In one section I had to add a new light strand but otherwise, it still looks beautiful and fluffy.
Below you can see how it looks after owning it for 6 years.
Or below you can see it with my painted ornaments using baking soda paint, paper fan ornaments, and my macrame Christmas ornaments.
Are flocked trees messy?
As I stated above already, flocked Christmas trees are definitely a bit messy when you put them up. I recently bought another small flocked Christmas tree and it was also a bit messy to put up. It is in no way as messy as having all the needles of a real tree falling all over the place when the tree dries and dies.
Below you can see it decorated with my cardboard gingerbread ornaments and my paper bag snowflakes.
Flocked Christmas tree assembly video
Here is a video I made so you can see how to assemble the tree and how to fluff a tree that was flocked. If the video doesn’t load then you can also watch it on my YouTube channel.
Simple steps taken to put it together
You can also see that my floor isn’t really messy at all. I had heard that they were messy but it really wasn’t bad at all. The real tree and all the needles and sap are way worse when you have a real tree. And like I mentioned in my last post, my neighbor liked it so much that he bought one too.
It looks so pretty without even having any decorations on it.
I love our flocked Christmas tree with gold ornaments and decorations.
I love my faux tree. Such a great look and so easy to put together. Check out all my favorite faux Christmas trees for some more inspiration.
that tree is so amazing! i can’t wait to see your tours!
That is awesome! For years MC and I bought live flocked trees from local garden shops. Now…..MC and I will have fond memories and enjoy my 8″ crystal tree that was my Grandmothers. Oh I added a gold ribbon to the top!
They don’t sell live flocked trees in our area. I’m sure they are amazing.
I love how this tree looks so real. I also love how near the floor the tree starts. I have a pre-lit one I bought 2 years ago and it starts about 18″ up from the floor. I’m going to see if I can cut 6′ off the ‘trunk’. I have hardwood floors and I’ve only done the ‘live’ tree one time. It was such a mess to clean up with sap and needles all over the floor….never again!
Yup I agree that they are a total mess. They smell good and look pretty but sure are messy. And I also love that the tree is low to the ground and not too wide.
Great job! So pretty!
The tree is almost identical to my own! Even without decorations, it still looks beautiful 🙂 Although I have to admit, I end up with as much flocking on me as the tree when I put mine up! Ha! Mine is soooo messy but well, it’s gorgeous so worth it!! Ha! You are too cute in your videos, love your accent 😉 xxx
Oh I think it’s painful to watch 😉
Everything you do is so very beautiful. Thank you Julia.
Thanks my friend.
I LOVE the look of flocked trees!
Your tree is so amazing!!!! I love it!