Let’s make some adorable farmhouse-style painted buffalo plaid wood round ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree.
Learn how to paint a buffalo check pattern and make your own custom wood round Christmas ornaments.
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Plain unfinished wood rounds are the perfect blank canvas for painting your own beautiful Christmas ornaments.
I love crafting with wood rounds. They are such a versatile craft supply. The smooth unfinished wood surface can be painted and decorated in any way you like. You’re only limited by your imagination.
I’ve had so much fun crafting with wood rounds in the past. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Paint a simple berry wreath on a wood round to make a simple winter home decor piece.
- Make decoupage ornaments with napkins and wood rounds to decorate your Christmas tree.
- Transfer a favorite picture onto a wood round with this easy Mod Podge tutorial.
- Make reversible fall/winter wood round decor – by painting both the front and back of your project.
WHY I LOVE THIS PROJECT
Buffalo Check or Bufalo Plaid. Need I say more? I’m pretty obsessed with the pattern, especially when crafting at holiday time. I prefer the classic black and white pattern, but I’m also painting with red and white in this tutorial to add a bit of variety.
- unfinished wood round ornaments
- paint brushes
- acrylic craft paint
- masking tape
- nonstick scissors
- black adhesive vinyl and/or stencil adhesive vinyl and a Cricut machine – for decorating the ornaments
- twine/ribbon to hang your ornaments
Tutorial: How to make Buffalo Plaid Wood Round Ornaments
Follow this quick video, or read the step-by-step directions below:
- Paint the front surface of a wood round white. Let dry.
- Rip 2 5-inch strips of masking tape. Use non-stick scissors to cut each piece of tape in half. Evenly space the 4 pieces of tape horizontally across a wood round.
- Use a small flat paintbrush and either gray or red paint to paint horizontal lines between the pieces of tape. Remove the tape.
- Use the same paintbrush to add vertical lines with the same paint, evenly spaced like the horizontal lines.
- Use a small flat paintbrush to paint either dark red or black squares where all of the horizontal and vertical lines overlap. Let dry completely.
- DECORATING OPTION 1: Use your Cricut to cut script words out of black adhesive vinyl. Weed and then use transfer tape to add the words to the front of the wood round.
- DECORATION OPTION 2: Use your Cricut to cut an evergreen tree silhouette from adhesive stencil vinyl. Lay the stencil on the wood round. Pounce on brown paint for the trunk. Then pounce on 2 shades of green paint on the body of the tree. Finish by lightly pouncing a small amount of white paint, to make the tree look snow-covered. Peel away the stencil vinyl while the paint is still wet.
- Hang the ornaments with a short length of twine or ribbon tied with a simple square knot.
More DIY Christmas Ornaments:
- Pine Snow Globe Ornaments
- Jenga Christmas Ornaments
- Kid-Made Keepsake Ornaments
- Santa Hat Clothespin Ornaments
- Reverse Canvas Christmas Ornaments
- Mini Poster Hanger Ornaments
- DIY Mini Wood Sign Ornaments
- Craft Stick Christmas Trees