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Do you love buffalo plaid Christmas decorations?

This buffalo plaid Christmas tree decoration is perfect to snazz up your home this year!

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Buffalo Plaid Christmas Decoration, a collage tutorial to make a Buffalo Plaid Christmas Tree Decoration

Sure, you can buy Christmas decorations, or you can make this fun DIY project right at home.

It doesn’t take too long to complete, and you’ll have it for years to come.

easy buffalo plaid Christmas tree decoration craft project

One thing is for sure, buffalo plaid is a timeless pattern that will always work with your decor, especially around Christmastime.

Christmas decor with buffalo plaid ribbon shaped into a Christmas tree

Buffalo Plaid Christmas Decoration Tree

So let’s make this fun and easy DIY buffalo plaid Christmas tree!



  • 12” Foam Cone
  • Taper Candlestick Holder
  • 2.5” Buffalo Plaid Wire Edge Ribbon
  • Star Ornament
  • White Chalk Paint
  • Foam Paint Brush
  • Sanding Block
  • Hot Glue

Supplied to make a buffalo plaid Christmas tree

Supplies Purchased NOTES:


I believe I got the white chalk paint at Walmart, but you can surely find it on Amazon, too.

For the hot glue gun, I’d like to recommend a cordless glue gun. You’ll be glad you got one!


Cut and Fold The Buffalo Plaid Ribbon

Cut 30 pieces of ribbon measuring 4” long.

Fold each piece of ribbon in half and secure with a dot of hot glue.


Cut and fold the ribbon to begin making this Christmas tree craft

Cover The Foam Cone with Ribbon

Start at the bottom of the cone by adhering a piece of the folded ribbon with hot glue, making sure the folded part extends slightly beyond the bottom of the cone.

Continue adding ribbon until this first layer is all the way around the bottom. Make sure to slightly overlap the sides of each ribbon.


attaching the ribbon to the bottom of the foam cone to begin making our Christmas tree

Start the second layer by centering a piece of folded ribbon over where two pieces meet on the lower layer to create a ruffled look.

Overlap the top of the bottom layer by approximately 1/2”.

Continue layering until you reach the top of the cone.

Attaching buffalo plaid ribbon to the middle area of a foam cone to create a Christmas tree decoration

When you reach the top layer, make sure the unfinished edge of the ribbon sticks up a little bit taller than the foam cone to hide the top of the foam.


Adding final layer of buffalo plaid ribbon to form a Christmas tree from a foam cone

This is what your buffalo plaid Christmas decoration should look like at this point.

Ribbon covering foam cone to create buffalo plaid Christmas decoration

Paint The Candlestick Holder – Tree Stand

The candlestick holder is going to be our Christmas tree stand.

Paint the candlestick holder with white chalk paint.


Painting candle stick holder for Christmas decoration

It will take about 3 coats to cover the glass completely.

Apply a layer, let dry, then apply another coat. Repeat until the glass is covered completely in paint and you’re satisfied with the results.


Applying third coat of paint to glass candlestick holder to cover it completely with white paint.

Antique the Candle Stick Holder

Use a sanding block to scuff up the edges of the candle holder to give it a chippy, antiqued look.


Roughing up the painted candlestick holder with a sanding block to make it look antiqued.

Attach Christmas Tree to Tree Stand Candlestick Holder

Adhere the foam cone to the candle holder stand.

First, add hot glue around the rim of the candle holder.

Applying glue to the candlestick holder to attach the buffalo plaid Christmas tree.

To easily center the candle holder, hold the foam cone upside down and press the candle holder to the bottom.

Turn right side up and let sit for a few minutes to make sure the cone is well bonded to the candle holder.

The buffalo plaid Christmas tree once it has been glued to the tree stand.

Put the Star on the Buffalo Plaid Christmas Decoration Tree

Add a star ornament to the top of the tree.

Star ornament for the top of our DIY buffalo plaid Christmas tree

Push one of the points of the star ornament into the top of the foam cone.


Star on top of DIY Christmas tree craft made using buffalo plaid ribbon, a foam cone, and a candlestick holder.

Mine feels very secure, but if yours doesn’t, simply add a dab of glue on the star point and push it back into the top of the foam.

Buffalo plaid Christmas decoration, black and white buffalo plaid ribbon tree on a white tree stand, flanked by decorations like holly and twigs.

That is how you make a buffalo plaid Christmas tree decoration! It’s real easy to do!

buffalo plaid Christmas decoration tree for a mantel or table centerpiece, black and white buffalo plaid ribbon with a white candlestick tree stand and a silver star on top, this is a DIY project craft

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Buffalo Plaid Christmas Decoration

A buffalo plaid Christmas tree makes a beautiful decoration for holiday displays, mantles, or table centerpieces!
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Yield: 1 Tree
Author: Scrappy Geek
Cost: $5


  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors


  • 1 roll Buffalo Plaid ribbon
  • 1 piece 12" foam craft cone
  • 1 piece Star ornament
  • 1 piece Glass candlestick holder
  • White chalk paint and foam brush
  • Sanding block or paper


  • Cut buffalo plaid fabric into 4" x 4" squares, fold each in half and glue using one dab of hot glue
  • Paint candlestick holder with chalk paint; 3 coats may be needed. Once dry, scuff with sandpaper to give it an antiqued look
  • Attach buffalo plaid fabric to the foam cone beginning at the bottom, working your way around. Add another layer overlapping the first slightly. Keep adding layers until you get to the top. Make sure the top layer is overhanging the top of the cone by about 1/4"
  • Glue the tree to the candlestick (tree stand!)
  • Add the star to the top of the tree and display on your mantle or holiday table


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