The Tale of Two Flocked Trees- What $150 will get you!

Most of you know we have a flocked Christmas Tree here in our house. Last year was our first year with a flocked tree, actually, it was our first time with a faux tree in general. I wasn't sure how I would feel about it, but ended up loving it. Mostly because I didn't have to wait until after Thanksgiving to put it up. Most real trees I've had would die before Christmas even arrived. While I do miss going to hunt for our Christmas Tree, in the end we get a lot more enjoyment out of our little faux one. 

Today I wanted to compare two flocked trees to try to help you decide which one is right for you! And the difference between a $150 tree and a $500 one.

Last year I found a really great tree at Wal-Mart for $150! It was quite the steal if you ask me, and we really loved it. But for some reason, when I brought it out this year and fluffed it up, it didn't look as "fluffy" or "grand" as I wanted it too. It was working fine, but it wasn't until I got a new tree that I realized how much was lacking in the one from Wal-Mart. So today, I'm going to go over the pro's and con's of a budget flocked tree and a more upscale one- So that ultimately you can decide which flocked tree would be best for your and your family for years to come! 

First let's start off with a side by side comparison of my two flocked trees: 

The one on the left is $150 at Wal-Mart and I'll link it at the bottom of this post. The one on the right, is my current tree and I'll link that down at the bottom as well.




As you can see the "Wal-Mart tree" is a little bit skinnier then my new flocked tree from {King of Christmas} and even though both read at 7.5 ft. The King of Christmas Tree seems a little bit taller. 

Overall Visual Appeal Winner?

King of Christmas Tree


Comparing the stems:

The stems on the Wal-Mart Tree are a little bit more "wild" for the sake of a better word. They are sort of all over the place and I think that adds to a more realistic look from far away- up close it can look sort of cheap. 
The stems on the King of Christmas Tree are fluffier and sturdier, they bend just as easily to hold ornaments, but don't seem to lack stability to hold larger and heavier ones like the Wal-Mart Tree does.

Winner?
King of Christmas Tree
 They just look more realistic, fluffier and are overall more visually appealing.


Pre-Lit Lights- (Sorry, I don't have any pictures comparing!)

The lighting on the King of Christmas Tree can seem sort of yellowish at times, but overall the lights are brighter and there seem to be more of them. The Wal-Mart Tree lights were not as bright but didn't have the yellow tint that the King of Christmas Tree seems to have.

Winner?
Wal-Mart Tree 
only based on color of lights, not the amount of them. If basing on amount and overall appeal, the KOC Tree wins.


Overall the Pro's and Con's are pretty simple. The Wal-Mart Tree is a great budget friendly option! It's not lacking in quality. While the King of Christmas Tree comes with a sturdier center pole, that is the only difference I can see based on quality along as far as construction of the tree.


In the end- my winner is the King of Christmas Tree. 

based on physical appearance, lighting and height. It is also a lot fuller then more faux trees. The King of Christmas Tree comes in at just below $500. Which might be out of your price range, and if that's the case, the Wal-Mart tree is a great option if you're wanting a flocked tree but don't want to commit or spend the large amount of money! (PS. I don't blame you!) 

Which tree is your favorite? I'd love to hear your thoughts! Do you have a real or faux tree? Flocked or not? Feel free to chat with me on Instagram, Facebook or Leave a comment below. I just love to hear from you!! 
XO

If you want to compare even more, check out my post here where I shared five of my favorite flocked trees! 



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5 comments

  1. Lighting is not a big issue to me when comparing pre-lit trees because you can always add extra strands on your own! I actually do this anyways and add a bigger sized bulb to give the tree more depth. Plus it's a small investment over buying a more expensive tree. Just an idea!!!

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  2. We went with a real tree again this year, but you have made me love the look of a flocked tree. I'm totally going the 'flocked' route next year. It's too pretty! Thanks for the comparisons.

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  3. Such a great steal! I mean either one right!?

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  4. First year with a flocked tree I got from Sams Club...it's def not as full and pretty as your KOC tree but it's better than the Walmart tree. I'm happy with it and it was $149. I'm loving flocked trees this year!!

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