Inside: Don’t have a flocked artificial Christmas tree but want the snow-covered look? Try this mess-free, fuss-free fake snow hack with dusters from the dollar store!
You may already know this nifty little trick for tucking in the fluffiest, softest little drifts of snow into your Christmas tree. But I was November-of-this-year’s-old when I saw it on Pinterest.
No flocking sprays. No mess. It’s done with dusters!
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The pros of adding faux snow with duster refills.
When I planned a white and gold color scheme in the living room this holiday season, I knew I wanted to try this hack to add some white and lightness to the tree. I’d actually thought about using white feather boas in the past, but they can really add up in price, and when you cut them there’s feather floof everywhere.
Flocked trees are the “it” girl of Christmas trees right now. I got my first white flocked tree ever last year for the family room from King of Christmas, and I do love the lightness of it.
But my large tree in the living room is not a flocked Christmas tree. It’s a classic green tree—and I have no interest in flocking it myself. One of the biggest benefits of having a faux tree over a real tree is no mess. The flocking process itself is a definite mess, plus the flocking even sheds a little as you handle the tree.
That’s why this no-mess snow hack for my green tree had me intrigued!
Adding fake snow with duster refills two ways.
Ever so excited after I saw these on the internet, I headed to my local Dollar Tree ready to load up on dollar dusters. Only to find they had none.
Surely Google will come to the rescue. Found them on Amazon—currently unavailable. Are people really cleaning this much?
So I had to rethink my plan. While searching Amazon, I found these smaller white microfiber dusters:
They were white and definitely soft and fluffy looking. Add to cart. I’d look at a couple when they came in and if they didn’t work, I’d send them back with nothing to lose.
The good news is, now I’ve found two options for adding snow with dusters!
I fluffed each duster refill up and placed them on top of some of the tree branches, trying to mostly tuck under the tell-tale backing edges.
I was able to give this green tree a slightly snowy look in one easy step. No mess, no muss, no fuss. Like it has just the remnants of a winter wonderland of white.
It was a lovely, soft finishing touch to this year’s gold and white Christmas look on the tree.
Check back to see the tour of all the white and gold holiday decor in this area next week!
I even added more fake snow to the coffee table tray with some of the extra dusters and a few snowflake ornaments:
Adding snow to the tree with Dollar Tree dusters with handles.
Next year, I’ll be prepared to buy early to try out this other type! They appear to be much larger and have more of a fluffy mop-like texture. I’ve even seen beautiful crafts like little trees and wreaths made with these $1.25 dusters. I’ve also seen two or more put together to make a snowy garland. (Be aware you have to remove these from the handle first.)
So you can be on the lookout if you’re interested in trying them, here are links for the Dollar Tree Dusters and Amazon Dusters. (The ones at Dollar Tree are available online right now but weren’t going to ship in time for me.)
I’ll make sure to update this post when I get my hands on some of these to try and let you know how it goes!
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