Is there anything prettier than a flocked Christmas tree? Create a winter wonderland in your home for the holidays with a snow Christmas tree using these simple decorating ideas.
When the holiday season rolls around, it’s time to transform your home into a winter wonderland, and one of the most iconic elements of Christmas decor is the Christmas tree.
And if there’s anything I love, it is Christmas tree decorating.
From the unique decor to the pretty berries and garland, decorating a Christmas tree is always so much fun.
I love it so much that in fact, I decorate three large Christmas trees in our home!
Each tree has a different Christmas aesthetic as they are located in a different room and it was really fun pulling them together.
Whether it is fresh or faux, there’s just something about a beautiful evergreen tree inside your home with a bunch of Christmas lights that just make a space feel cozier.
While a classic green tree is timeless, flocked Christmas trees add a touch of winter magic to your holiday decorations.
These white trees mimic the look of freshly fallen snow, creating a cozy and enchanting atmosphere.
The snowy tree brings winter joy indoors and looks so pretty all decked out for holidays.
While flocked Christmas trees look beautifully undecorated, it’s more fun to put your spin on them.
If you’ve opted for a flocked Christmas tree this year or are considering whether you want to do one, here is some helpful information plus ten decorating ideas to make it the centerpiece of your festive home.
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What is a Flocked Tree?
Christmas trees are flocked through a process that gives an organic snow-covered look by adding a powdery white mixture to each branch.
I know there are ways to flock a real or faux tree, but this post isn’t going into how to flock a Christmas tree. We’re just chatting about different ways to decorate them in your home to give you a little holiday inspiration.
Are Flocked Christmas Trees Out of Style?
Flocked Christmas trees have been around since the mid-1900s. And I’m going to say, if you like the look, do it!
If you’ve not tried a King of Christmas tree yet, let me be the first to tell you, I have three different ones and they are all high-quality and fantastic artificial Christmas trees.
Are Flocked Christmas Trees In for 2023?
According to Better Homes and Gardens, white Christmas trees are on trend for 2023.
So why not give it a whirl?
Are Flocked Christmas Trees Messy?
Before getting my first flocked tree, I’d always heard that flocking gets everywhere. And to that I say, it really depends on the brand you buy because some are way better than others.
My King of Christmas flocked Christmas tree and the quality is extremely high.
Aside from the flocking getting all over me when I was fluffing up the tree and setting it up, it’s been pretty mess-free.
And I wasn’t really expecting that. Because I have a few other smaller trees that are not King of Christmas and they drop flocking just by looking at them. LOL.
So my best advice is to be choosy if you are shopping around for flocked trees because quality is everything.
Oh and wear white when your tree up!
What Color Scheme Goes Best With a Flocked Christmas Tree?
I’ve always loved reds and blues with flocked trees, but I decided to go with a rustic natural neutral look that’s cozy, classic, and beautiful in the front entry hall.
So really, anything goes.
I considered tucking in some greens but held back and I’m glad I did because I love the gold and bronze tones with my white flocked Christmas tree!
So choose what speaks to your heart.
How To Make Your Christmas Tree Look Fuller
To make fresh or artificial Christmas trees look fuller, there are a few tricks of the trade. Here are some ideas:
- Vary the sizing of Christmas lights to add more dimension
- Tuck ribbon or garland in sparse areas
- Decorate Christmas trees with both slim and wide ribbon
- Decorate Christmas trees with different-sized ornaments and include oversized ones for more visual impact
- Add floral picks, berries, and whirls
- Include Christmas ornaments with different textures and shapes for more visual interest
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10 Flocked Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
If you are not sure how you want to decorate a frosted Christmas tree, I got you. Because there are a few directions you can go that look amazing with these Xmas trees.
Here are a few ideas you can try.
- Elegant White and Silver: Create a chic and sophisticated look by decorating your flocked tree with white and silver ornaments. Silver baubles, sparkling icicles, and white ribbons will give your tree a frosty, elegant vibe.
- Rustic Charm: For a cozy, rustic feel, adorn your tree with burlap ribbons, wooden ornaments, and pinecone decorations. Incorporate touches of plaid and earthy tones for a warm and inviting look.
- Vintage Glamour: Embrace the vintage charm of flocked trees with antique-style ornaments. Add some nostalgia to your tree with delicate glass baubles, tinsel, and retro-inspired decorations.
- Nordic Noel: Bring Scandinavian simplicity into your home by decorating your flocked tree with red and white ornaments. Traditional Scandinavian patterns and cozy knit decorations will complete this look.
- Whimsical Wonderland: Turn your flocked tree into a whimsical wonderland by using colorful and playful decorations. Think multicolored lights, candy canes, and a variety of fun, quirky ornaments.
- Nature’s Beauty: Incorporate elements from nature by decorating your tree with pinecones, dried orange slices, and small artificial birds. This natural touch will bring the beauty of the outdoors inside.
- Blue and Silver Elegance: Opt for a more serene and tranquil atmosphere by using blue and silver decorations on your flocked tree. This color scheme evokes the calm of a winter’s night.
- Peppermint Paradise: Create a delightful candy-inspired tree by using red and white striped ornaments, gingerbread cookie decorations, and peppermint garlands. This theme is perfect for kids and those with a sweet tooth.
- Gold and Glamour: For a touch of luxury, decorate your flocked tree with gold and glamorous accents. Gilded ornaments, metallic ribbons, and gold tinsel will create a lavish holiday display.
- Frozen Fantasy: Channel the magic of Disney’s “Frozen” by decorating your tree in shades of icy blue, silver, and white. Incorporate snowflake ornaments and even a few figurines of Elsa and Olaf to complete the theme.
Quick Tips for Decorating a Snow Christmas Tree
- Start with a sturdy tree topper: Whether it’s a classic star, an angel, or a unique decoration, a beautiful tree topper adds the finishing touch to your tree.
- Use a variety of ornament sizes: Mixing different sizes of ornaments creates depth and visual interest in your tree.
- Don’t forget about lights: White or warm white lights work best with flocked trees, creating a soft, cozy glow. Opt for a flocked pre-lit tree to keep these simpler.
- Add garlands and ribbon: Weave garlands and ribbons through the branches for added texture and color.
- Personalize with family ornaments: Incorporate cherished family ornaments to add sentimental value to your tree.
- Consider a tree skirt: A festive tree skirt can complete the look and protect your floors from fallen needles.
How I Decorated My Flocked Christmas Tree
Before settling on a neutral color palette for my Christmas aesthetic in the foyer, I researched all over my socials to see what look I gravitated to.
I really loved the golds, bronze, silvers, and a tone-on-tone look, so that’s what I went for.
Before you get started, select the color palette that speaks to you and your home.
Here’s how I decorated my cozy garden-style flocked Christmas Tree.
Choosing the Best Frosted Christmas Tree
As I mentioned before, quality is everything. The higher quality of the tree, the better it will look and the less flocking that will get everywhere else in your home.
My flocked Christmas tree is the 7.5′ King Flock by King of Christmas and I can’t say enough good things about it.
It looks really full with no ornaments on it and the flocking stays intact aside from the initial setup.
I went out and bought a flocked wreath from Homegoods for the front door thinking I could just get anything and didn’t love how it looked and immediately took it down.
So I ordered the King Flock Wreath from King of Christmas too and really, it was worth it!
I have four different King Christmas trees and if you are in the market for a faux tree, I highly recommend their brand.
Choose a Tree Topper
I love the look of fluffy branches, feathers and filler at the top of the tree. I might change mine to that next year.
But for this year, I went with a simple gold star. It coordinates well with my natural neutral tree and I love the simplicity.
You can DIY a tree topper too, but I sometimes its just easier to buy.
Don’t Forget the Tree Bottom
Especially when you are working with a faux tree, you’ve got to cover the bottom up so it doesn’t look like a boring stick of greens.
I love to create cozy layers at the bottom of a Christmas tree so I often use more than one of the following:
- tree skirts
- tree collars
- area rugs
For this tree, my amazingly talented niece Sutton from Off The Clock Crafts crocheted this beautiful tree skirt for me.
As an aside, if you crochet and want to learn how to make one like this, she shared a DIY on her YouTube Channel here.
And if you want to learn how to crochet?
She shares how to do that too. Sutton is super talented so check out her channel if you want to learn crocheting basics.
To cozy and glam up the base of my flocked tree more, I added this pretty hammered gold tree collar.
Doesn’t it look so pretty?
The ruffled crocheted tree skirt adds some feminine charm to this frosted tree. I love it!
Adding Garland or Ribbon
To me, Christmas trees look naked without some sort of garland or ribbon. I’ve never used ribbon before on a tree, so I decided to try a waterfall effect with this tree and love how it looks.
I used two kinds of ribbon that I found locally at the nursery. Both have wire so it’s better to manipulate in the tree.
One is super thick with velvet and lots of glitzy decor but all in a neutral color palette.
And the other is plain gold. I wanted to go with a second ribbon that would accent but not overpower or compete with the wider more elegant ribbon.
Since this was my first time doing it, I wanted to be judicious with the ribbon because it was not cheap! So I carefully made cuts and insured I left enough length for extra tucking in the branches.
I’ve seen ribbon wrapped horizontally and vertically, but I love the vertical waterfall look.
Christmas Tree Decorating With a Theme
Once you have your color palette, the Christmas ornaments and decor will bring the whole look together.
With a neutral Christmas aesthetic in the front entry hall, I opted for glitzy neutrals and organic textures in shades of gold and bronze.
And because the color palette leans more autumnal, I put this xmas tree up before Thanksgiving.
Plus I added these smaller gold and bronze glass balls that I secured together to make ornament clusters.
Don’t they look great?
I shared a tutorial on it here in my latest YouTube Video here.
To add some rustic charm, I tucked in several pine cones.
While you can buy them, they can also be found in the landscape! Simply pick them up of the ground and allow them to dry out for a few weeks and voila! You’ve got pretty natural decor that you can use anywhere in your home.
And I have to say, I love them on a flocked tree!
I plan to add some pretty DIY paperbag snowflakes and gifts around this tree to finish off the look but I love where it’s going.
As I add more decor, I’ll add pics to this post so stay tuned!
Watch the Video!
Want to see more of my flocked Christmas tree and how it’s decorated in real-time? You can see it all in my latest YouTube Video.
Come tour my front entry hall with lots more details of how this tree looks in my home.
10+ More Creative Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
If you are looking for different ways to decorate your Christmas tree, you’ve come to the right place as my friends and I are sharing our favorite ideas for decorating, styling, and organizing Christmas trees.
Thanks to my good friend Wendy from WM Design House for pulling together such a beautiful group of talented bloggers with the most incredible holiday decorating inspiration.
These Christmas tree ideas are perfect for fresh or faux trees. And they’d looking amazing with flocked or green trees.
How to Decorate a Christmas Tree with Dried Hydrangeas
My good friend Rachel from the Ponds Farmhouse couldn’t resist drying several of her gorgeous blooms. And as they were drying, she decided to use them on her Christmas Tree this year. Wait until you see how she did it!
How to Decorate a Flocked Christmas Tree
My good friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style shares her best tips for decorating a flocked Christmas tree. Do you have one? I love what she did! Wait until you see how pretty it looks!
The Best Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas with Jingle Bells
My good friend Wendy from WM Design House started planning her Christmas tree decor in July and designed a whole theme around pretty jingle bells! Wait until you see her pretty flocked tree Christmas aesthetic.
How to Decorate a Natural Neutral Tree
My good friend Jennifer from Cottage on Bunker Hill shares her Christmas tree decorating ideas for a natural neutral tree. I love how it looks. Wait until you see how she pulls this effortless look together.
Creative Christmas Tree Ideas for Small Spaces
My good friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells shared some great tips for decorating with Christmas trees in small spaces. Wait until you see how she decorates her beautiful cottage in the Pacific Northwest for the holidays.
Christmas Tree Placement Ideas
My good friend Kylie from Truemann’s Treasures shares her tips and tricks for styling a Christmas tree in just the right spot.
How to Make Textured High End Dupes
My good friend Amy from Amy Sadler Designs shares a beautiful DIY to make high end dupe Christmas ornaments. Here’s how she did it.
15 Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
My good friend Jen from Tatertots and Jello shares a bunch of beautiful Christmas tree decoratig ideas that you can’t miss. She has the prettiest home where she decorates with lots of fun color. I love all of her ideas and can’t wait to see how she’s decorating this year.
Christmas Tree Ornament Storage Hack (Tik Tok Made Me Do It!)
Looking for better ways to store your Christmas tree ornaments? Wait until you see this cool storage hack that I found on Tik Tok! With lots of Christmas tree ornament storage ideas out there, how do you store your ornaments? I’ve been individually wrapping mine in tissue paper, paper towels, and packing paper for years
More About Decorating a White Flocked Christmas Tree
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The 10 Days of Christmas
Did you catch the 10 days of Christmas where my friends and I shared daily inspiration to get you psyched up and ready for the holidays?
In case you missed it, you can catch the 10 Days of Christmas lineup here:
- Day 1 – Christmas DIY Ideas
- Day 2 – Front Porch Decorating Ideas
- Day 3 – Christmas Tree Ideas
- Day 4 – Christmas Table Decor Ideas
- Day 5 – Christmas Cookies and Sweet Treats
- Day 6 – Christmas Decorating Ideas
- Day 7 – Bloggers’ Favorite Christmas Idea
- Day 8 – Gift Wrapping Ideas
- Day 9 – Wreaths & Front Door Decor
- Day 10 – Winter Greenery
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