WHAT ARE SNOW CHRISTMAS TREES?
Snow Christmas trees are artificial Christmas trees that have been treated to imitate the look of freshly fallen snow. Also called frosted or flocked, these trees are sprayed with faux snow and can either be lightly or heavily treated depending on the desired look.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FLOCKED AND FROSTED CHRISTMAS TREES?
The difference between a frosted and flocked Christmas tree is mainly in the amount of artificial snow it has. Flocked trees tend to look heavily covered, with the boughs appearing more weighed down. Frosted Christmas trees, on the other hand, are lightly flocked with a dusting of faux snow.
HOW TO SET UP A SNOW CHRISTMAS TREE
Before you start, we recommend asking friends and family to help as it could take around two hours to set up and shape a tree for the first time. Frosted Christmas trees may also shed some of its flocking when you first take it out of the box, so keep a broom or vacuum cleaner handy.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
- Assembly instructions
- Tree stand with eyebolt
- Numbered tree sections (Section 1 is the tree base)
- Replacement bulbs/fuses for pre-lit trees
- Cotton gloves
- Storage bag
Step 1 | Assemble Tree Stand
Set up the base. Balsam Hill’s included tree base folds out into an X-shape comprised of four legs. Turn the eyebolt into the stand just enough to ensure the legs cannot fold back together.
Step 2 | Secure the Tree
Insert the bottom section of the tree into the base then tighten the eyebolt completely. The tree base should be straight up and down and should not wobble.
Step 3 | Shape the Branches
Open up the hinged branches and start to shape and fluff the branches. Insert the middle section(s) of the tree and open up the branches.
Step 4 | Connect the Lights
Connect the light plugs for non-Easy Plug™ trees, and make sure all of the lights are lit. Continue to fluff each section.
Step 5 | Attach the Top Section
After shaping the treetop on the ground, place it on the tree. Connect the light plugs for non-Easy Plug trees, and make sure all of the lights are lit.
Step 6 | Inspect the Tree
Step back from time to time to make sure the lights are evenly distributed and that the tree branches are fluffed to your liking.
For a stylish metallic winter theme, choose grey and silver Christmas ornaments accentuated with crystal and glitter. This colour combination looks especially stunning on a and gives an air of icy elegance to the space. Complement the ornaments with a plush grey velvet or platinum lamé for that extra sparkle.
HOW TO STORE A SNOW CHRISTMAS TREE
Frosted and flocked Christmas trees require a different kind of care from your traditional artificial trees. Since there’s flocking material on the branches, you need to be more careful in handling and storing the sections. Below are our tips for storing your snow Christmas tree.
Step 1 | Detach the Lights
For non-Easy Plug™ trees, detach the light connections between the sections. If your tree is not pre-lit, unstring the lights and store them separately.
Step 2 | Compress the Branches
Using both hands, gently compress the foliage on each branch before detaching the section. Then, flip the tree section over and squeeze the branches together.
Step 3 | Secure with a Ribbon
For easier handling, tie a ribbon or cord around the section to secure the branches.
Step 1 | Prepare the Storage Bag(s)
Unzip and open the storage bags that came with your tree.
Step 2 | Store the Sections
Position the sections in the bag(s) as if they were a pair of shoes in a box, with the pole in the centre. For larger trees, place the odd-numbered sections in one bag, and the even-numbered in the other.
Step 3 | Seal the Bag
Zip up the bag to keep out dust and insects.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW LONG DO ARTIFICIAL FLOCKED CHRISTMAS TREES LAST?
With proper care and storage, artificial flocked Christmas trees last a long time. Keep in mind, however, that it’s normal for a frosted Christmas tree to shed some of its flocking over time. Balsam Hill offers a limited three-year product warranty on regular and sale-priced artificial Christmas trees. This guarantees the quality of our artificial Christmas trees’ lights (excluding burned-out bulbs), frame, foliage, hinges, and tree stand. Read our page for more information.
WHAT ARE THE HAZARDS OF FLOCKING YOUR OWN TREE?
Flocking refers to the process of applying artificial snow to your Christmas tree. While most flocking materials are non-toxic, there are some snow sprays that may contain potentially hazardous chemicals. We also don’t recommend flocking your own tree as doing so may accidentally damage it and void your warranty.
WHAT IS THE BEST ARTIFICIAL FLOCKED CHRISTMAS TREE?
Balsam Hill has the best artificial flocked Christmas trees on the market. Our frosted trees are pre-flocked so you can spend more time enjoying the Christmas season with loved ones and less time setting up or decorating. We also offer a variety of shapes, sizes, and lighting options to suit your style and space.
We hope you found this guide useful in helping you choose the best snow Christmas tree for your home. Browse our collection of frosted Christmas trees and other decorations today.