11 Classy Buffalo Plaid Christmas Decor Projects

One of the hottest patterns around is one of the oldest. Buffalo plaid and check have been around for hundreds of years, and make us think of warm & toasty feelings by a roaring fire. Which makes them perfect for Christmas and the holidays! Usually in shades of red, black and white, these plaids add a generous burst of traditional holiday color with a graphic element. And all that, means you can use it in a modern home as well as a traditional one. These 11 classy buffalo plaid Christmas decor projects add cozy seasonal warmth and a “welcome home” feel.



11 Classy Buffalo Check & Plaid Christmas Projects


Buffalo Plaid Christmas Decor

Get inspired by this black and white buffalo plaid Christmas decor that is surrounding this stunning tree! From ‘The DIY Playbook‘, this is modern and homey all at the same time!


Now that you are getting into the buffalo plaid Christmas vibe, download and print these free gift tags from ‘Simple as That‘. She also has a free wall art printable in the same check pattern! So maybe you love the tree above, but want a little more Christmas red? Voila!


These embroidery hoop ornaments are the cutest buffalo plaid Christmas decor for any rustic tree! And they are super easy and inexpensive to make, too. Go check out this holiday craft over at ‘Hip 2 Save‘.


Try these DIY holiday charger plates from ‘Lydi Out Loud‘. Paired with these Christmas red placemats, they are the epitome of the season.  Easy plaid Christmas decor that could be used all year round.


Brooke from ‘All Things Thrifty‘ made these adorable DIY plaid Christmas pillows with placemats and iron on images! Reindeer not your thing? No problem, you can pick any image you like.


Loving this black & white plaid buffalo plaid Christmas tree from ‘By Stephanie Lynn’! From garland to handmade ornaments, this tree theme is so organically holiday! Click through to check out the whole theme, she has tons of great photos and some instructions!


From ‘Suburble‘, try this mason jar lid ornament. Easy project using some fabric (plaid, of course!) mason jar lids and some cutouts from the scrapbooking section.


Homespun holiday right here! Check out these DIY burlap and plaid stockings from Debbie at ‘Confessions of a Plate Addict‘.  This was inspired by a stocking out of the “Ballard” catalog. She has a burlap wrapped plaid wreath tutorial, too!


In LOVE with this buffalo plaid Christmas decor printable from Kristin at ‘Yellow Bliss Road‘. While I personally can’t get enough of the red check, she offers this free printable in a variety of colors.


Upcycle ugly old ornaments by making these easy no sew plaid Christmas ornaments from ‘Moms Eat Cold Food‘. Lots of step by step photos, but really, how much easier does it get?


Liz at ‘Love Grows Wild‘ added some rustic charm to her neutral Christmas decorating with this DIY polar bear pillow cover. Makes you want to head for the nearest ski lodge, right?


These DIY flannel hand warmers aren’t exactly “plaid Christmas decor” per say…But they sure will come in handy when you are out caroling, or going to the game, or hanging those Christmas lights! And aren’t these cozy little details the things that give us those warm and fuzzy holiday feelings? You could also use these as an add on to your gift wrap! Maybe keep a bowl of them by the front door? From ‘ThriftDee‘.


You know what I love best about this DIY buffalo plaid Christmas tree skirt? That wonderful faux fur trim… From Emily at ‘Rustic Luxe‘.


Last we have this plaid Christmas decor from ‘Crafts ‘n Coffee‘. Love this easy flannel wreath! Remember peeps, battery operated candles only in this project! Hopefully, we don’t really have to say that. 🙂

Did you enjoy our round up of great buffalo plaid Christmas decor? We hope so! Try our posts on DIY stocking hangers or Christmas Ornament Projects too! And we know you will love our post on DIY Rustic Christmas Decorations and Christmas Village Display Ideas over at TBD, and DIY Christmas Signs over at TGG too!


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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs: TheBudgetDecorator.com, OhMeOhMyBlog.com and TheGardenGlove.com.

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.


  1. Jenn
    December 22, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    Wow, these are all both CLASSIC and CLASSY. Thank you, Kathy, for pulling them all together!

  2. October 16, 2017 / 10:26 am

    Thanks so much for sharing my Buffalo Check chargers! It reminded me that I need to get those out again! 😉 Have a great week!

    • Kathy Woodard
      October 19, 2017 / 1:22 pm

      Oh my gosh Lydi, what a great project that can be used all winter long! Thanks for sharing it with everyone!

  3. Norma Rolader
    October 13, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    Wow awesome decor and info I love the plaid Thank you

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