Hi everyone! Decorating for Christmas over here. I’m kind of late in the game but I’m almost done 🙂 This year we bought two real Christmas trees. Last year was our first time with a real tree and we enjoyed it so we decided to do it again 🙂 I really love the look of a flocked Christmas tree but the price not so much. I mean, even a regular faux Christmas tree can be very expensive… and I’m cheap! So, after researching the internet and finding so many ways in achieving that fake snow, I came up with a simple formula. It’s so easy to make and a quick trick to make your Christmas tree stand out! All you need is water and these two..
3 bars if Ivory soap
2 cups of cold water
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
1/2 cup of hot water
Take out a mixing bowl, grater and your electric mixer and you’re ready 🙂
Step 1 : Grate the bars of soap in a large mixing bowl.
Step 2 : Add the cold water and cornstarch.
Step 3 : Mix with an electric mixer and add hot water while mixing.
Step 4 : Mix for two minutes or until it starts to look like shaving cream. If it feels like shaving cream.. then it’s ready!
Step 5 : Immediately, start applying it to your tree.
Note : I used my bare hands to apply this. I simply rubbed it along the branches and in some areas I went thicker. You may want to protect your floor/carpet with newspaper because it can be a little messy. I didn’t do that, I was just left with some drops here and there but it was easy clean up 😉
Step 6 : Let it dry for one day.
Step 7 : Decorate!
Here’s how mine turned out.. It’s still drying and I still need to hang my ornaments but I’m sure it will turn out great 🙂
If you try this formula.. please share your tree with me! I would love to see how it came out 🙂