My mom in law told me that flocking your Christmas Tree is something they did back in the 80s but evidently it’s back in style again! Shopping around town I saw price tags as high as $300 for a flocked tree and that’s way out of the price range for a lady who already has a perfectly good fake tree at home.
I started drybrushing white paint on my old tree branches at home which looked ok but didn’t give it much texture or dimension.
BUT while in the craft section at my local Dollarama, I came across a bag of ‘paper mache fibre’ for 3 bucks. It looked well-enough like snow so I set out to do some flocking with it!
I watered down elmers glue and applied it everywhere I wanted the flocking to stick and then just sprinkled the mache fibre on top.
Yes, it was a messy process!
Here’s some progress pics as I added finished branches to the tree:
You can see that it did flake and leave a mess as I put the branches back on the tree. The mache fibre came smelling kinda gluey so I assumed that wetting it would harden it. So I spritzed the finished tree with water. It worked! It set the remaining flocking perfectly and reduced the actual snowing-down of remaining fibre.
Not bad for $3 and some glue and paint I already had on hand!
Here it is all set up after the kids and I put all of our decorations up and topped it with the star I made out of old chair spindles and my granny’s crocheted tablecloth as the tree skirt
And a letter A for the Ashdown Family ♡
Merry Christmas Xx