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My love of buffalo plaid this year all started with Madalynn bringing home this Black and White Buffalo Plaid Tablecloth from Walmart one day. I loved it! Then, I went to Dollar Tree and found these red and black buffalo plaid chargers. After that, there was no turning back! Everywhere I go, I look for buffalo plaid Christmas decorations or supplies for making my own buffalo plaid decor. Here are some of the things I've found so far that I am in love with! I am actually mixing the black and white with the red and black and I feel like it is really working. After I show you this stuff, I'll teach you how I made that adorable JOY sign by painting it myself!
Where to Buy Buffalo Plaid (it is pretty much everywhere)
These are actually Dixie Plates that I picked up at Target! (They aren't available online). When I saw them I knew that they would work great with the plaid, even though they are a print. I adore the vintage car with a tree on top look that is so popular lately. Plus, the plaid border works fine. The chargers that say "T'is the Season" go perfectly with the "fa la la la la!"
Paint Some Buffalo Plaid
Maddy has some extra stretched canvas around here and I decided to use one of them to make this JOY sign to hang up this year. Here is what you will need:
*10" X 10" stretched canvas
* Red and Black acrylic paint
* 3 10" X 1.5" heavy paper for masking
* JOY stencil
* White acrylic paint
* paint brush
* stiff bristle brush for stenciling
* pine picks
* Red Ribbon
Below, I will use a picture gallery to show how I painted the plaid. First, paint the entire canvas red and let it dry well. Decide how large you want your plaid to be. I used about 1.5" strips to paint mine. Click on the pictures to see:
Skip one strip then lift the middle strip. Paint black between the 2 strips. Be sure to press the paper down and tap along the edge of the paper rather than stroke so the paint won't bleed under the paper. You could also do this with painter's tape, but I didn't have any at the moment so I used this technique.
Now decorate the plaid canvas!
I created a stencil to use to paint the JOY on my canvas.You can print it out and cut it our to use. Just copy and paste the picture below.
You can copy and paste the photo and then expand it or contract it to the size you want it to be. Then, print it onto some card stock and use an Exacto knife to cut it out. Or, you can make your own stencil on your Cricut or other machine.
I stapled my pine picks to the wooden part of the frame and reinforced with hot glue. Then I added the ribbon to hide all of that.
I am so pleased with how it turned out!
I have a few more ideas up my sleeve to go with my Buffalo Plaid Christmas theme! Be sure to check back and see what they are!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!