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How to Flock a Christmas Tree with a Can of Ceiling Texture

Has anyone used the normal “flocking” powder or flocking spray? I’ve heard it’s very messy and hard to use.  I wasn’t about to go out and buy a product to flock my tree with when I haven’t heard the best reviews. So when I heard a genius tip from a friend on Instagram, I had to try it and share it with you guys! I can’t wait to share with y’all how to flock a Christmas Tree with a can of ceiling texture.

flocked Christmas tree with a can of ceiling texture

You know I’m a fan of repurposing household items to create fun home decor and craft projects. I’m especially a fan of using household items that I already have on hand!

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Let me share with you the can of ceiling texture I’ve used for a flocking spray.

ceiling texture

I’m sure any can of ceiling texture would work, this is just the product I already had.

Most ceiling texture cans have different settings and I used the medium setting. I would imaging that the heavier, or larger texture setting would create a “heavier” flocked look. Play with the settings and test a part of the tree first before you start flocking.

Let me show you the “before” picture of my sad and ugly green Christmas Tree.  I’ve had this tree for years, and thought about getting rid of it many times because it looked so cheap, but something told me to hang on to it! I’m so glad I did.

How to Flock a Christmas Tree with a Can of Ceiling Texture

Here is a close up so you can see how fake the leaves looked before I flocked it.

Where did that word come from by the way?  When I looked it up in Wikipedia it says Flocking is the process of depositing many small fiber particles (called flock) onto a surface. It can also refer to the texture produced by the process, or to any material used primarily for its flocked surface.  

How to Flock a Christmas Tree with a Can of Ceiling Texture

First I would advise that you find an outdoor area to spray the tree. You could even use a garage but I would not suggest spraying the texture in the house. Even though it is meant to be sprayed on an inside wall, you don’t want to spray this stuff all over your floor and home.

How to flock a Christmas tree with a can of ceiling texture

The first thing I did was test a small piece of the tree and decide on the perfect setting. Then I started spraying the bottom of the tree and worked my way up.

flocking a Christmas tree

I’m sure you could start by spraying the top and working your way down, but this way made sense to me.

I used long, even strokes and moved slowly around the tree and up. When I got to the top I took a step back to make sure I didn’t see any “bare spots.”

Flocking is the process of depositing many small fiber particles (called flock) onto a surface. It can also refer to the texture produced by the process, or to any material used primarily for its flocked surface.

My flocked Christmas tree

How to flock a Christmas tree with a can of ceiling texture

I didn’t go overboard with the spray ceiling texture, mainly because I just wanted a hint of “snow.” The best part about this project is that you can create as much of a “flocked” look as you want.

I’ve seen other bloggers spray their Christmas tree with white paint before they used the ceiling texture to give it a real white look. The ceiling texture really sticks to the tree in clumps and makes it look like real snow.

Here are a few more pictures of the tree decorated with my own DIY flocking spray.

How to flock a Christmas tree with a can of ceiling texture
How to flock a Christmas tree with a can of ceiling texture
How to flock a Christmas tree with a can of ceiling texture

I think the faux “flocking spray” really gives the tree a new look. I’m so glad I decided to keep this old Christmas tree and give it new life with a can of spray texture.

For those of you who aren’t into creating your own flocking spray out of ceiling texture, I’ve shared a few real flocking products that have great reviews:

The SnoFlock is a neat product if you want that heavy snow look. Like if you want the edges of your tree to be heavily flocked.

This flocking spray is the stuff you see all over the big box stores. It is the regular old generic flocking spray. I’ve used it once and it worked well!

Now I’m off to flock some more Christmas trees! Thanks for stopping by friends. If you want to see more of my Christmas decor, you might enjoy a few of my holiday posts.

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