DIY Flocked Mini Christmas Trees

I went through all of my holiday decor and realized that I wasn’t loving my dark green mini trees. I had lots of them last year, they were literally scattered all over the house. But this time around I just wasn’t digging the dark green anymore. I wanted more of a frosty white Christmas this year. I actually thought about just donating all of my mini trees and buying new ones. But as I was piling them up for a trip to Goodwill, I figured why not try to flock them myself. I DIY everything else, so why not try my hand at DIY flocked mini Christmas trees?!

To start, I researched a few different options and ultimately decided to try out the super cheap snow spray. I had never used it before, so I thought it would be fun to test it out and see how it worked. And since you’ve seen these cute little trees in several of my most recent posts, I figured today it would be fun to share what I did to give them a frosty white look. So grab a snack and let’s do a little review of snow in a can!

DIY Flocked Mini Christmas Trees

DIY Flocked Mini Christmas Trees. Review of snow in a can.

I picked up this spray snow at Michael’s. If I remember right it was $5 a can. Super duper cheap! You can also find it on Amazon here.

DIY Flocked Mini Christmas Trees. Review of snow in a can.


Here’s how one of my mini Christmas trees looked when I got started. It’s pretty darn cute, but I wanted it to be white and frosty looking. To begin I covered the base of the tree with duck tape just to keep the burlap from getting sprayed. You could also do this with a plastic bag or whatever else you can find. Once the burlap was covered it was time to spray!

DIY Flocked Mini Christmas Trees. Review of snow in a can.

I was a bit surprised to see how thick the “snow” came out was I was spraying it. It’s definitely kind of heavy and very wet, almost like spray shaving cream! I gave the tree two quick coats and that was all I needed to get the coverage I wanted. Done! I had a mini flocked tree in a matter of seconds.

DIY Flocked Mini Christmas Trees. Review of snow in a can.

Since I wanted the tree to have a frosty/icy look, I decided to go over it with this glitter blast spray. I had no idea how it would turn out, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that it added just enough “sparkle” to the trees. This stuff is basically like glittery spray paint but with a bit more texture. After I was done spraying the trees I let them dry for a few hours before I brought them inside. Here’s how they turned out:


DIY Flocked Mini Christmas Trees. Review of snow in a can.
DIY Flocked Mini Christmas Trees. Review of snow in a can.

I did notice some of the flocking was coming off on my fingers whenever I touched the tree or whenever it was brushed up against something, so I went in afterwards with a bit of spray adhesive to seal the trees. I sprayed it directly over the trees and that extra step really did make a big difference. They still do a little flaking, but it’s much better than it was before. I also think a heavy duty hair spray could work really well too! You just need something to provide a bit of tackiness to hold that spray snow in place a little better.

DIY Flocked Mini Christmas Trees. Review of snow in a can.
DIY Flocked Mini Christmas Trees. Review of snow in a can.
DIY Flocked Mini Christmas Trees. Review of snow in a can.

Overall Review of Flocked Mini Christmas Trees

I’m probably one of the last people on planet Earth to try spray snow, but it really is pretty cool stuff. I did this process on five of my mini trees and I love how they look now–I think the glitter spray added the perfect touch of frostiness. I also did this process on one of my wreaths, which turned out great too.

Now just a quick FYI–I definitely wouldn’t recommend using this stuff on a full size Christmas tree, I don’t think it would hold up well. However if you do want to spruce up a large tree with some DIY flocking, I’d look into this stuff. It’s supposed to be amazing for larger projects! But overall I think spray snow works great for smaller pieces and these mini Christmas trees–which you can find for super cheap at just about any craft store. This was much more affordable than buying all new trees and it really did an awesome job helping me transition to more of a neutral look with my holiday decor this year.

Well that’s it for my DIY flocked mini Christmas trees and review of snow in a can! Thanks so much for stopping in, I really do appreciate when you spend part of your day here with me on the blog. Let me know if you have any questions, I’d love to chat!

Welcome!! I’m Sarah-- mama to three kiddos + wife to my high school sweetheart. I'm usually over-caffeinated, browsing Amazon + running on lots of grace. Grab a snack + get comfy!

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  1. 12.4.17
    Ann said:

    Just a thought, but what if you sprayed the trees with spray adhesive first, then with the spray snow…? I’ve used spray snow before, but back when I was a kid spraying it on my mamaw’s and papaw’s, cut from the pasture, cedar Christmas tree.

    I love your small snowy trees and have always loved a flocked tree. Since I put up a real tree I’ve not wanted to deal with the mess of flocking a real tree.

    • 12.5.17
      Sarah said:

      I think that could totally work too! I might try that on my next flocked tree!

      • 11.2.22
        Vanora said:

        Love your trees. Any suggestions for making trees out of branches from a tree?

  2. 12.4.17
    JoEllyn Martin said:

    Absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing.

  3. 12.4.17
    Pat said:

    They turned out super cute!! What a great idea! I can’t wait to try this on some of my mini trees!

  4. 12.4.17
    Heather said:

    I love this idea, Sarah! Thank you! Also, I am completely obsessed with the Mercy candles, I notice you have the Home for Christmas one as well. I now have 7 different scents because I love them so much. A bit pricey but worth it. Thanks for introducing them on your blog!!!

    • 12.5.17
      Sarah said:

      Oh that’s awesome! Their candles are great. I am seriously candle obsessed, I have one (or two!) in just about every room in our home!

  5. 12.4.17
    Susan said:

    Love the mini flocked Christmas trees! I tried to find the spray snow to put on Mason jars and ended up buying loose snow flakes instead. Now that my company has left I can try it out using modpodge for the snow to stick to! Merry Christmas!

  6. 12.4.17
    Donna Bergthold said:

    What a fabulous idea! I think I’ll do this to my mini trees as well. Thanks as always for sharing!

  7. 12.4.17
    Joan said:

    The tree are beautiful.

  8. 12.4.17
    Marilyn said:

    All the trees are quite lovely.

  9. 12.4.17
    Marion said:

    Thank You for sharing. Everything is so nice.

  10. 12.4.17
    Sherri said:

    Love these trees, super cute! Thanks for sharing!!

  11. 12.5.17
    Kellie said:

    What a great idea, Sarah!!

  12. 12.14.17
    Ivory said:

    OMG, I love your trees. I’ve always wondered how did they do those trees with the beautiful snow-look? You not only answered this for me, but you have shown us how to get that look, and at a much cheaper price. I love, love, love this, and plan to do this to out trees. Thank you so much. Wow!

  13. 12.18.17
    Megan said:

    They turned out sooo cute! So glad you DIY’d them…now I am definitely going to try it next year! And your double chocolate cookies are on my list to try, too. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  14. 12.21.18
    Terry Price said:

    Hey, I really like this idea you shared.It’s a little too late this year since I have already decorated for Christmas but next year,oh yeah.

  15. 11.29.19
    Lisa said:

    Great idea with using hairspray! I done 2 yesterday turned out pretty good but yet to try the sparkle 🤔

  16. 12.5.19
    Harriet said:

    I was thinking of flocking a 9 ft garland with the spray. Do you think it work on that?

    • 12.6.19
      Sarah said:

      I’m not sure. The flocking looks good, but it goes everywhere when you move the trees around. If you do a long garland it would probably look fine but it will make a mess if/when you move it!

  17. 10.12.20
    Tammy said:

    These are too cute! Christmas is my favorite and I’m always looking for something new and fun to add and cheaper is definitely a plus! How did you store them after the holidays? Did it hold up for the next year after being stored?

    • 12.14.20
      Laurie said:

      I’m wondering the same thing. Love the idea.

  18. 11.18.20

    The tree are cute<3
    Merry Christmas 2020

  19. 11.27.20
    Victoria said:

    What product would you recommend for a large Christmas tree?

    • 11.29.20
      Sarah said:

      I personally wouldn’t recommend anything for a larger tree! It just doesn’t last or adhere well enough for a large tree.

  20. 12.8.20
    Deliela said:

    Thank you for the before and after pictures!!! I’m on a tight budget and found a tree at the good will and wanted to flock it and this is so helpful .

  21. 12.14.20
    Laurie said:

    Will these trees hold up in storage for next year?

  22. 11.2.22
    Vanora said:

    Love your trees. Any suggestions for making trees out of branches from a tree?

  23. 6.11.23
    Marivic Jansol said:

    Intersting and beautiful look like a white christmas decor already. Let me know how can I purchase this spray and the glue?

  24. 11.5.23
    Paula said:

    Love your trees.

    Would I dare spray small trees that have lights?

  25. 12.6.23
    Bridgette said:

    I have 2 small trees that have lights on them. The trees came this way. Would this process still work with them having the lights?I would love to do this if it would work. Thank you.