Buffalo Plaid Ribbon Tree Ornament
Buffalo plaid continues to be very popular and trendy for the holidays! I love making Christmas ornaments and created this adorable tree ornament out of buffalo plaid ribbon. In fact, to make this ornament you just need wired ribbon, Fabri-Tac fabric glue (it's a quick grab and dries in a few minutes) and heavy duty twine. Plus scissors and clothespins to help with construction.
Let's begin by cutting out square ribbon pieces the width of the ribbon. This ribbon is 2.5 inches wide, so I cut out 2.5 inch squares.
Next, grab the opposite corners and curve them around to the back in a cone shape - with a point at the top and a "V" shape flair at the bottom, as pictured below. Glue along the back edges with fabric glue. Use clothespins to hold in place while glue is drying.
For this tree, I cut out 20 squares and made 20 cones.
1st row - 8 cones
2nd row - 6 cones
3rd row - 6 cones
If you like, you can change the number of cones in each row - either have fewer cones on the top row or add more rows for the tree, etc.
To connect the cones, first use a clothespin to hold the cones together at the top. Apply fabric glue between the cones at the bottom sides, matching edges and applying glue up midway.
Continue to glue additional cones to each other, one at a time, grouping together. Use clothespins to hold together until glue dries. Don't glue the top points together just yet.
Add second row above first row, staggering cones, following the previous steps.
And finally, glue on the third row just below the knot.
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Phyllis on Nov 20, 2019
These are very cute. I wonder if I could make it a lot larger to set it on my buffet. I love Buffalo plaid.
Gail@Purple Hues and Me on Nov 20, 2019
Thanks, Phyllis! Yes you can make it as large as you want depending on the width of the ribbon. You can also use fabric and paint Mod Podge on it first to make stiff and so it won't fray, let dry and then cut out say, 8" squares to make the cones and go from there. I made a wrapping paper tree using cones here: https://www.purplehuesandme.com/2019/11/diy-wrapping-paper-and-bow-holiday-tree.html
You can use buffalo plaid paper to make them.
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