My $79 Pre Lit Flocked Christmas Tree
This is a non-sponsored review of my $79 pre lit flocked Christmas tree. I picked up this faux flocked tree from my local Walmart, but it’s available online as well. The holiday tree is 6 foot 5 inches tall, and has 250 clear lights pre strung on it. As beautiful and lovely as real Christmas trees are… I love the ease of an artificial Christmas tree. Being able to set it up & take it down at my convenience. If a flocked tree is in your future, I’m hopeful this review of my Walmart Christmas tree might help you make a bit more informed choice.
If you are stopping in for the first time, hello and welcome to Fox Hollow Cottage! My name is Shannon, and I live in a modest home, and decorate & DIY on a modest budget. If you’ve been a reader of mine for the last few years, you’ll know I had previously bought a little flocked tree from Walmart for $35, and I had every intention of using that tree again. The trouble came when I couldn’t find it anywhere, or remember where I put it? Which got me thinking that I may have accidentally donated it in one of my purge sessions. I do tend to get carried away sometimes.
Because I had a schedule I was trying to stick too, I headed over to Walmart to just grab another $30 one and call it good. When I got there, I saw that they had two in-stock flocked trees that were pre-lit. In the interest of saving time, I decided to splurge and go for the pre-lit. I figured I’d save myself buying a few boxes of lights, so it wouldn’t be much of a cost difference. I’ll admit I had to talk myself out of buying the larger, fluffier looking flocked tree that was also in stock, but at $179.00 I stuck with the one that was $100 less.
I don’t regret my choice at all. The artificial Christmas Tree sections were easy to pop together, and the stand was sturdy and well balanced, without being cumbersome.
In my opinion, it’s not the best stand for a traditional tree skirt though — so a tree collar or tree box, perhaps even a custom made DIY tree box, would be your best choice for finishing off the look of your tree.
I had thankfully ordered a willow tree collar and luckily it fit the tree perfectly! I saw some really cute tree collar options when I was at Walmart last week. I’ll link to them below for you!
This tree dressed up so cute! After I added another strand of lights… because I like mine to positively GLOW! Dressed it in wide wired ribbon, and then layered tons (and I mean tons) of ornaments up and down the branches, I don’t know how I could love it more.
Something I really love about fake trees, is the ability to manipulate their branches to accommodate and hold your ornaments. I often nestle my ornaments on the upper branches as well as hang them.
You can see I really pile them on! This tree was loaded with flocking, and it did lose a bit while assembling, but I didn’t notice an alarming amount around the base once I was done decorating it.
I’ve heard that flocked trees tend to yellow over the years, and that’s another reason I was hesitant to invest a lot of money in one. My sister had a gorgeous, gorgeous fat flocked tree and that happened to her, so I’m offering that second hand from a trusted source.
You may have noticed my flocked tree had a wee flocked tree-baby hanging out with it… that was a tree I picked up at HomeGoods a few years ago, and I thought putting them together could look cute. I enjoyed the look , though that probably isn’t to everyone’s taste. I only added a little satin ribbon so as to not take away focus from the main tree.
This tree came pre-lit with 250 white lights, and as I mentioned I added more. You can see they offer a pretty glow, and I love the tone of light as well. I’m not a friend of LED lights, at least not thus far. It’s just a personal preference.
I’d wanted a big flocked tree for several years, but every time I started looking I’d get overwhelmed with all the choices and the huge difference in prices. Some of the flocked Christmas trees I was seeing were upwards of $500 — and online, I couldn’t tell what made one so much better than another. I hope me sharing a close up look at mine, and how they look once you get them fluffed up and decorated helps you decide, or maybe save a few bucks when you tree shop this year.
I know it’s early… are you ready??? Here it comes…
Happy Holidays to you, Shannon
PS: I had to do it. hehe
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$79 Flocked Tree [click here] shipping is free
My $35 Flocked Tree [click here] also ships free