Black and White Buffalo Plaid Fabric Christmas Trees

3 Materials
$5
1 Hour
Medium

These buffalo plaid fabric Christmas trees are easy to make. They are the perfect combination of “cute little pillow meets Christmas decor.”

If they look a little familiar it may be because I made a different color version of them last year. Or, it could be because you saw the red and black buffalo plaid fabric trees that I made, in this year’s Christmas edition of American Farmhouse Style magazine that just arrived in some of your mailboxes!!!

(I made some coordinating printable gift tags available on my blog.)


Here’s the fabric!

This fabric is not very expensive. Besides Christmas tree shapes, you could also just as easily make a stocking or a mitten.


To make these gorgeous Buffalo Plaid Christmas Fabric Trees you will need:

  • paper to make a pattern
  • sewing pins
  • 1/2 yard fabric (I used flannel buffalo plaid in black and white)
  • coordinating thread
  • flat sticks in various lengths
  • small boards for the base
  • ribbon (optional)


Fabric Trees, Before

You could print off a Christmas tree pattern, or simply draw one. I actually asked a friend to draw mine!

And because I thought perhaps you just might like to make your own fabric trees…. guess what I did?? I created a pattern for you!!!

To make sure both sides are symmetrical, fold your paper in half. I used brown packing paper that I had saved from a package that came in the mail.

To make this black and white version, I pinned the paper to the fabric on an angle, to create a diagonal effect.

I left a little extra room when cutting around the pattern.

I opened my trusty old sewing machine and sewed the pieces right sides together, leaving a space at the bottom so I could stuff it.

Be sure to clip the corners before turning it right side out.

When stuffing the trees, be sure to add little bits of stuffing to the corners first, then stuff the middle.

Insert a flat stick, and sew the opening closed around the stick.

I painted my stick black, and attached it to a small piece of wood for the base. But you could lean it up against a shelf or something instead.

Feel free to watch this video for more details.

So which version do you prefer? Original plaid, Black and Red, or Black and White? I love them all!!

I’ve created some coordinated Gift Tags that you may also enjoy.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my trees!


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Suggested materials:
  • Fabric   (craft store)
  • Flat stick   (free)
  • Wooden base   (Home Depot)
Liberty Brammer
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