Hi friends! How are you? I can tell that it is truly the beginning of the Christmas holiday season. Between being sick with a cold last week and the beginning of this week and trying to keep up with my family and work, I haven’t hardly had time to do anything I need to do. I was going to post this yesterday, but it didn’t happen, so it’s coming today! 🙂 Better late than never, right? Last night, after I had taken my boys to the dentist, I finally decided that I was just going to get home and pull out the Christmas trees. (We have one big one, and a couple of 3′ trees.) I’ve been trying to get to it for days, and rather than editing photos last night, I decided to put the trees up. My two year old couldn’t be more excited! We put one of the small trees in his bedroom. He is so excited, which makes me more excited than I was about getting all the decor out! I just haven’t had the motivation or excitement about getting it all put up this year. But I’ll get there. Anyway, we pulled the big tree out, and plugged it in, and guess what?! A couple of sections of lights aren’t working. I mean, this is the 5th year using the same tree, and it’s been great for being a $70 Walmart tree (we’ve never had a light problem), but I can’t afford to replace it this year. So, we’ll be heading to the store tonight to find something to help us fix the light strands so all the lights work. Once we get those lights working, then I’ll be able to add my ornaments, including these DIY Buffalo Check Christmas Ornaments that I’m sharing with you today!
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DIY Buffalo Check Christmas Ornaments Supplies:
- Buffalo Check Adhesive Vinyl
- Glitter Vinyl (gold & green)
- Adhesive Vinyl (brick)
- Transfer Tape
- Blank Ornaments (I found mine at Michael’s)
- Cricut Maker
- Design Space Cut File
I found some designs and put some designs together of the things I wanted to cut and put on the ornaments. Lucky for you, you can just open up the Design Space file and cut these. They are all sized to what I was putting them on.
I used the Cricut Maker to cut them out. The only thing I would have done differently was add some pressure when I cut the patterned vinyl. It cut it, but it was super hard to weed those, and I think if it would have had a little more pressure it would have helped.
There are a handful of these that have more than one layer of vinyl. Put both layers of the vinyl on your transfer tape.
Then apply it to your ornament. I found a 14 pack of these tags at Michael’s. It was a couple of months ago, and I’m not sure if they still have them. Anyway, they are perfect for these ornaments.
After I made sure the vinyl was on the ornament securely, I peeled off the transfer tape, and that one was done!
I did the truck next. For this one, I did one layer at a time. The trick is to make sure you put them on in the correct order. Starting with the truck first, then the wheels, then the fenders, and last the tree. I realize that I would never actually see a truck like this driving down the road, but I adore the way this turned out, and it’s on a jar shaped ornament!
I applied the vinyl to the rest of the ornaments and I was ready to go, all except I’m still waiting to hang these on my tree! I’m really am getting excited to decorate my tree this year. I’ve bought several new things to include on it, and I’m excited!! These ornaments are just a few of them!
Aren’t they all so fun?!
Which ornament is your favorite?
I’m really hoping that I can make these new ornaments work well with my older ones. I have a color scheme of red & white with a little bit of gold for my tree, but other than that, it is mostly an anything goes tree. 🙂
What kind of tree do you have? A themed tree?
Or certain colors?
Or is your tree full of handmade ornaments from your kids?
This time of year is so magical, and last night after we did set up the small trees, and tried to set up the big one, watching my three year old be so excited really made me remember the magic of Christmas and got me more excited about it!
Though, I wouldn’t say I’m a scrooge, I’ve just had a lot going the last couple of weeks, so I haven’t been able to do all that I’ve wanted to.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy these DIY Buffalo Check Christmas Ornaments! I know I will! If you’re looking for more fun projects to create for the holidays, then check out my Christmas gallery!