Make these easy DIY Buffalo Check Farmhouse Ornaments using gift bags and dollar store beads. It’s a budget friendly way to create your own ornaments.
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As I was putting together my Small Snowy Farmhouse Tree, I wanted to add some DIY ornaments to go along with the inexpensive ornaments I purchased. Check out my tree post for lots of details of the tree, plus over 25 trees from creative bloggers for this year’s Christmas Tree Blog Hop.
Buffalo Check DIY Ornament
To make these easy ornaments, I started with a couple of small buffalo check gift bags and a strand of dollar store beads.
The first step is to cut the bag along each side.
Next, cut the part of the bag that has the handle away from the bag.
Using a round wood disc, trace it onto the back of the buffalo check pattern. Repeat this for the second piece of the bag.
A rotary cutter comes in handy to get a close cut. Cut two circles for the front and back of the ornament.
Glue the two circles onto the front and back of the ornament. I used hot glue, making sure that it was smooth. You could a glue stick or any glue that won’t bleed through the paper.
Make sure that the buffalo check paper doesn’t have any excess. Use small scissors to trim any excess.
Snip the strand of beads and glue it around the edge of the wood disc. I added small lines of hot glue along the way to make sure it stays in place. I recommend using finger protectors for this.
Carefully pull the gift bag handle from the bag and form a loop with it. Glue it to one side of the ornament.
I don’t like to leave an unfinished look to my diy ornaments so I used a circle punch to make a small covering for the loop. Glue it in place.
Isn’t this easy? I love how simple these DIY Buffalo Check Ornaments are to make and how budget friendly they are!
Supply List for Buffalo Check DIY Ornaments
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- Wood Discs
- Buffalo Check Gift Bags with Handles
- White Strand of Beads
- Rotary Cutter
- Hot Glue Gun
- Circle Punch
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Buffalo Check DIY Farmhouse Ornament
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