Upcycled Buffalo Check Christmas Ornament

8 Materials
15 Minutes

Do you have some old and perhaps ugly Christmas decorations but don't know what to do with them? Make some adorable Buffalo Check Christmas Ornaments and give them a glamorous new look! It's been all about Buffalo Check ornaments for Christmas these last few years. I must admit, I hope the trend lasts long! I absolutely adore it!

I had all these old deteriorated baubles stored from past years and wanted to give them a new look instead of throwing them away.

There are so many ways to do this but this is how it worked for me. I wanted even edges at the top so I cut fabric circles.

This project could easily end up being free if you happen to have all the elements: old Baubles, scraps of fabric, and ribbons.

In my case, I only spent on the fabric and ribbon because I really wanted a red and white buffalo check. But I already had the Baubles so it wasn’t so bad.

Anyway, to start this project, you need to measure your ornament and ad at least 1 inch extra, and cut a circle from your chosen fabric.

Place your bauble (or ball) right in the center of your fabric and gather it around the bauble hanger (if yours have it).

Pull the edges and fix large wrinkles to make it as even as possible and using a thread or rubber band secure your fabric in place around the gathered fabric. I used a red Thread. Tie a really tight (seriously REALLY TIGHT ) knot.

Then take your ribbon or ribbons as I did. Measure more or less how much you need and cut. Tie a cute bow around the bauble neck. Since I used 2 ribbons I separated both bow wings.

Last but not least. I put some jingle bells below the bow. Cut a string of nylon and insert the bells. Tie it around the ball neck.

There you go!

Your new gorgeous ornament is ready to rock your Christmas tree!

If you would like a more in-detail step-by-step tutorial, jump over to the blog HERE where I share all the details and even a video or the process.

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Talk soon!

P.S.: It usually takes about 10-15 minutes each so the total time might vary according to how many you are making.

Suggested materials:

  • Buffalo check fabric   (craft store)
  • Old baubles   (hopefully at home)
  • White Ribbon   (craft store)
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Cami - The Crafting Nook
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  • Guernsey Girl Guernsey Girl on Nov 24, 2021

    Great idea, so simple and quick. Thanks.

    • Cami - The Crafting Nook Cami - The Crafting Nook on Nov 24, 2021

      Thank you so much! 🥰 Yes it's so easy, I have made them in red/white buffalo check, black/white, and also neutral natural canvas. Each year it can look completely different!