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DIY Red Buffalo Plaid Christmas Ornament

In this post: DIY Red Buffalo Plaid Christmas Ornament. An easy tutorial to make these ball Christmas tree ornaments from cozy flannel fabric. 

Red Buffalo Plaid Christmas Ornament | Easy tutorial to make these ball ornaments. You can use any fabric you have on hand but I used this popular red buffalo check. Pics and easy instructions!

Welcome to On Sutton Place…I’m so happy you are here. Today we’re crafting for Christmas, making DIY buffalo plaid Christmas ornaments. This is the first of a few easy projects that go along with my plan for a red and black buffalo plaid Christmas. I think this is the earliest I have ever started Christmas prep, but I want to give you plenty of time to have a crafting session yourself, without being rushed. (More on that later.) So if I’m a bit early, that’s why. 

Red Buffalo Plaid Christmas Ornament | Easy tutorial to make these ball ornaments. You can use any fabric you have on hand but I used this popular red buffalo check. Pics and easy instructions!

DIY Red Buffalo Plaid Christmas Ornament

What you need:

  • About 1/2 yard fabric (for 12 balls) cut into strips
  • straight pins
  • screw eyes
  • 3 inch styrofoam balls
  • scissors

You can use any fabric you have on hand, but something with lines makes it easier to cut the strips. A check or plaid works great. I, of course, used buffalo check and just followed the lines. My strips were a little wider than 1 inch. 

Red Buffalo Plaid Christmas Ornament | Easy tutorial to make these ball ornaments. You can use any fabric you have on hand but I used this popular red buffalo check. Pics and easy instructions!

Start by pinning the end of a fabric strip on the center of the ball. It’s best to use two pins. I tried with just one, but the edges of the strips were flatter with two pins. Wind the strip around the ball until you meet your starting point, trim the fabric strip and pin into place, again with two pins. The second strip of fabric goes perpendicular to the first one. Begin and end with two pins. As you see in picture no. 2, there will be spots of styrofoam showing in four places. Your last two strips will cover those up. When you are ready to pin the very last strip, fold the end under. 

Red Buffalo Plaid Christmas Ornament | Easy tutorial to make these ball ornaments. You can use any fabric you have on hand but I used this popular red buffalo check. Pics and easy instructions!

The final set of pins makes the bottom of your ornament…so on the top, in the middle, push in a screw eye. This wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. It takes a few tries to get the screw to go through the layers of fabric. You can start the hole with the tip of a small pair of scissors or just push it through. Finish each ornament with a twine hanger.

Red Buffalo Plaid Christmas Ornament | Easy tutorial to make these ball ornaments. You can use any fabric you have on hand but I used this popular red buffalo check. Pics and easy instructions!

Sometimes I rush through projects or crafts that I make for my blog. Rushing takes away all the fun, and it just seems like work. So I waited to make these ornaments when I had a free evening. I turned on the TV, sat in my chair and made these balls. It was actually very fun and when I had enough to fill a big bowl, I felt very accomplished. They turned out pretty darn cute too. Click {HERE} for my Christmas tour and see the ornaments on our tabletop tree.

Red Buffalo Plaid Christmas Ornament | Easy tutorial to make these ball ornaments. You can use any fabric you have on hand but I used this popular red buffalo check. Pics and easy instructions!

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