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My Favorite Flocked Christmas Tree

 

My Favorite Flocked Christmas Tree - Kristy WicksHappy Monday everyone!

After posting a shot of my new tree on Instagam yesterday I have received so many questions about my new flocked tree and the pedestal style urn that I use to hold it in place. Hopefully I can answer all of your questions with this post but if not, make sure to ask in the comments below. :)

This year I ventured into a new territory, artificial flocked Christmas trees. A few years ago my family and I went with our first faux tree… Let me tell you, it was a huge step for me and my family as we loved our real Christmas tree tradition. I felt comfortable making the transition however since my daughter was a little older and we had done the Christmas tree farm thing more times than I can count. ;) After a while we all decided that maybe getting a faux/artificial tree would be the easiest approach for our lifestyle. We often travel during the holiday season and the last thing I wanted to worry about while gone is keeping my tree watered. Plus, so many of my friends had artificial trees at this point and I was so impressed by how real they looked.

To view my previous non-flocked artificial tree in ‘Snippets of My Christmas Home’ click here.  

My Favorite Flocked Christmas Tree - Kristy Wicksimage via Lowe’s

This year I felt I needed a change so I decided to purchase a flocked tree. I have always loved the look of flocked trees and throughout the holiday season they are seen everywhere on Instagram.  The white color of the flocking tones down the green of the trees and the fullness always gives the tree such a soft and romantic look. I haven’t really considered getting a flocked tree before because I never wanted to deal with the mess but they have come so far….  The flocking holds on so much better nowadays. After researching a bit I found that many aren’t nearly as messy as they used to be. Don’t get me wrong, they still leave a mess but nothing like they did in the past.
My Favorite Flocked Christmas Tree - Kristy Wicksimage via Lowe’s

When I looked for my first artificial tree a few years ago I comparison shopped in person so I could get a better idea of what to look for. I found that the branches looked and felt real on the more expensive trees and the coloring seemed a lot closer to the fresh green tones found on the natural trees. They  definitely had more LED lights and the tree usually came in 3 pieces that connected in a much easier way. At the time, the less expensive trees seemed so much less in terms of quality..

My Favorite Flocked Christmas Tree - Kristy WicksMy Favorite Flocked Christmas Tree - Kristy Wicks
You can then imagine my surprise when I walked into Lowe’s just the other day with my daughter and found a flocked tree that I loved within the first five minutes. Not only was it beautiful and the perfect size but it was under $300. It looked and felt just like my first artificial tree that I had paid three times the price for.  To make matters even better we found out that it was on sale for less than the posted price which was amazing. Lesson learned… Looking earlier in the season is always best for selections and as you get closer to Thanksgiving the sales really begin to kick in. I should know this! ;) I’m the biggest shopper there is! So happy we are able to cash in on that with this tree.
My Favorite Flocked Christmas Tree - Kristy Wicks
A tip to help fill in any flocked tree even more…
I’ve learned from all my IG friends that filling cotton in and around the branches of flocked trees helps fill them in even more and hides hinges perfectly. It gives them a more ethereal look if that’s possible with the silver threaded strands they have layered within the cotton…  I love that. I swear I learn something new every day on Instagram.
My Pedestal Stand
Everyone is always asking me about the pedestal/urn stand I use with my artificial trees.  I purchased mine years ago at Ballard Designs and I think it transforms the look of my artificial tree.  My 7 1/2 ft tree looks so much taller and has more presence in the stand.  I would recommend using a stand to anyone who has never done so. As a matter of fact, I would rather get a smaller tree and use an elegant tree stand then go with a larger 9′ tree with no pedestal style stand. The stand allows us a place to pile up presents underneath the tree and everything looks so much more elegant using the pedestal style stand.  The stand adds a couple of feet to your tree which is important to consider when you are selecting the height of your tree.
The urn that I have is no longer available but you can find a similar one, Here at Ballard Designs 
I’ve included links to my favorite flocked tree below for those of you who have asked as well as a few others in case you are looking for a different size or style than mine. I love the look of a flocked tree in my home and I’m so happy I was able to snag it for such a great price! If you are considering picking up a new tree then I suggest you check them out now while all the best selections and prices are still available.

Click here for my flocked tree from Lowes.

Other Flocked Favorites ~

 

Click here to shop some of my favorite blush & white holiday decor pieces. 

xo, Kristy

 

 

 

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31 thoughts on “My Favorite Flocked Christmas Tree

    1. Thanks! We always place our trees back in the original box then place them in the garage or attic. It’s always easier this way to keep them clean and protected. :)

    1. Hi Sarah,

      My trees come without being attached to the stand. The stand is build-in to the urn that I have, so I just connected the bottom of my tree to the stand built inside the urn.

  1. Love the idea of the urn! You’re tree looks beautiful! Does the tree sit in there right? Do you place the original stand ? It won’t wobble? Lol! Just so curious i really want to do this. i also have a 7.5 flocked tree but i felt like it needed more height.

    1. Hi Regina,

      My trees come without being attached to the stand. The stand is build-in to the urn that I have, so I just connected the bottom of my tree to the stand built inside the urn. It doesn’t wobble at all!

    1. Hi Jackie,

      My trees come without being attached to the stand. The stand is build-in to the urn that I have, so I just connected the bottom of my tree to the stand built inside the urn. It has a latch on it that you basically turn that keeps it tight, and the tree does not fall over.

    1. Hi Kimberley,

      My trees come without being attached to the stand. The stand is build-in to the urn that I have, so I just connected the bottom of my tree to the stand built inside the urn. It has a latch on it that you basically turn that keeps it tight, and the tree does not fall over.

    1. Hi Susan,

      My trees come without being attached to the stand. The stand is build-in to the urn that I have, so I just connected the bottom of my tree to the stand built inside the urn. It has a latch on it that you basically turn that keeps it tight, and the tree does not fall over. I’m sure there is a way to detach your tree from the tree stand that is on the bottom of your tree..

  2. Kristy your tree is beautiful! Will you tell us where you bought your ornaments and other decor this year? And tell us more about that cotton trick please!

    1. Thank you so much Emily! I bought all of my ornaments from a bunch of different places.. Homegoods, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Pottery Barn, Nordstrom, and World Market! I will explain where I got more of my decor when I post more holiday posts this week.. the cotton is from any craft store (hobby lobby or michaels) and it’s technically poly filling. It is in the section for holiday decor and goods near the christmas trees and faux snow. I just stuff it around the base of the tree from the bottom through the top in each layer, and put some on branches that do not seem as full! I will explain this further in a post soon.

      1. Kristy, do you store your tree with (or are you going to this year- I see the tree is new) store the tree with the cotton still in place, or will you take it out? Love your ig stories, and your beautiful pale pink wrapping paper.

    1. Hi Karen,

      I buy cotton specific for christmas trees (you can buy it in the holiday section at your local craft store) and it usually has a bit of silver tinsel inside of it. So glad you bought the tree tonight! Have fun decorating and hope this helps.. xx

  3. Hi Kristy! Your tree is absolutely gorgeous! My question is about the cotton that you use to fill in with. You talked about the silver strands that run between the layers of cotton. What and where do I find this kind of cotton? Thank you! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

  4. Hi Kristy, Love your tree, it’s so pretty. I have never met you but your mother is my cousin. I have truly enjoyed your blog and your Instagram posts and was so excited to discover them.

  5. I just noticed Ballard Designs has 20% off through 11/18. I got the urn from them for slightly less than the original price including the tax and shipping. Can’t wait to get our 7.5’ tree higher in our 9’ ceiling house!

  6. Love the way you decorate the tree. May I ask about your wood floor? What kind of wood, size and stain is it? Engineered or nailed down hard wood? Thanks

  7. Hi, I am wondering if you could tell me the height and width of your tree stand. I have been looking everywhere for something similar. I don’t care for Ballards urn. I want one more like yours. Do you know any other places I might try and find one more similar to yours?? Thank you in advance I appreciate any info you might be able to share.

  8. Clearly the fuss being made over the urn is repetitive and I apologize in advance. I believe the Toulon urn on the Ballard site is the same if not very similar. They have a small, medium and large, so would you be kind enough to tell me the dimensions of the urn so I order the right size?
    Large Planter: 28 1/2″H X 22 1/2″ Diameter
    Medium Planter: 20 1/2″H X 16″ Diameter
    Small Planter: 14″H X 11″ Diameter
    This is absolutely beautiful… Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Hi Susan – thanks for giving me a shout. The Toulon urn is very similar to mine – mine is from Frontgate and a little different but of course similar concept. My urn is 24″H.. so in between the M & L at ballard. I would probably go with the medium myself but it depends on your tree height/ceiling height and preference of course. Let me know what you end up getting! xx

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