Buffalo Check Christmas Ornaments

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These buffalo check Christmas ornaments are so easy and quick to make. They make great gifts for teachers, neighbors or friends!

I currently love the buffalo check trend. This year, I am buffalo-checking everything in my home for Christmas. I love deciding on a holiday theme and this year, my home is going to be all checked-out in buffalo check.  To start, I’m going to show you how to make buffalo check Christmas ornaments.

buffalo check christmas ornaments


I’m going to let you in on a little secret. At first, I didn’t know why this pattern is called buffalo check. The “check”, I understand, but buffalo?  Turns out, the original designer of this style of shirt is rumored to have owned a herd of buffalo. This pattern is also called buffalo plaid.


  • small embroidery hoop
  • buffalo check fabric
  • pom pom string
  • ribbon or jute
  • heat transfer vinyl
  • cut file
  • weeding tools
  • iron, heat press or Cricut Easy Press
  • Silhouette or Cricut


Cut a piece of fabric that is slightly bigger than your hoop. Cut out your file onto heat transfer vinyl using a Silhouette or Cricut. Don’t forget to mirror the image before you cut it.   I used two free files for this project and the font that I used is Low Tide. After the file is finished cutting, weed the vinyl.

buffalo check christmas ornaments

Preheat the fabric for 5-10 seconds using an iron, a heat press or a Cricut Easy Press. 

Center the cut file onto the fabric and press for 30 seconds. Flip the fabric over and press for 15 seconds on the back.

buffalo check christmas ornaments

Let the carrier sheet cool for a few minutes and then peel it off to reveal the design. If the cut file is not sticking to the fabric, press again on the front. Place the fabric on top of the smaller hoop and place the bigger hoop over it.

buffalo check christmas ornaments

Tighten the screw at the top.  Fold over any excess fabric and glue it to the back of the hoop.

buffalo check christmas ornaments

Add the pom pom string to the front of the hoop with hot glue. Thread ribbon or jute through the top and hang!

buffalo check christmas ornaments

buffalo check christmas ornaments

buffalo check christmas ornaments


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