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Whatever nature brings, you can flock your artificial Christmas trees and still enjoy a white, beautiful and jolly Christmas. Flocking is simply an artificial dust or powder you can use to get the exact same look of snowy Christmas trees indoors. 

Keep scrolling and you’ll find a handful of tips to help you create a flawless, stunning look with flocked artificial Christmas trees this holiday:

  • Garages, basements or outdoor spaces make excellent work spaces.  But you might need to cover the floor underneath with an old sheet or a tarp if none of them works out – the white powders may sometime get messy.
  • To avoid ingesting harmful materials, wear gloves, goggles, and a mask.
  • Begin flocking from the top to the bottom, though some flocks may fall occasionally from the needles and right onto the branches. The result will look more natural, and you will not have to work twice as hard.
  • Only coat the tips of the needles with the flock and allow it to gather (your tree will look artificial if you spread flock on needles or allow it drop to the underside of the branches).
  • A hand sifter will come in handy if you are working with self-adhesive powder. Wet a small section of the tree with water first, then scoop some flock from the strainer and carefully apply it to the damp tree. Spray water once more on the flocked section.
  • Make your own flock if you can. The most convenient and inexpensive option is soap shavings (though coconut, laundry detergent, and shaving cream also work). Mix liquid cornstarch or white glue with soap shavings in a mixer on average speed.  Then add warm water and beat on till it comes out like a nougat-like consistency. Now, you can apply in dollops using a paintbrush.
  • Depending on the size of the tree, allow the tree dry for about eight to 24 hours after applying flock.
  • And if you’re putting up Christmas lights, keep them away from flocks.

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