November 23, 2016  

Thrifty Plaid DIY Christmas Ornaments


?Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la, la la la la.
?Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la, la la la la.

I have pretty much been dancing around my living room and singing not-so-good-sounding Christmas songs all week! I’ve had my fabulously festive Spotify playlist cranked up loud and have managed to scatter Christmas decor all over the house at this point.

While most of the house is still in disarray, I have finished my absolute favorite holiday decorating project: the tree! I shared all about turning my scraggly Charlie Brown Christmas tree into a stylish beauty in yesterday’s blog post.

And I’m back today for a quick rundown of how I made my plaid DIY Christmas ornaments. Aren’t they pretty?

Aren't these plaid and checked ornaments super cute?! What a grey idea for DIY Christmas ornaments! I love how easy and thrifty these are to make. Adding this to my craft list for sure!

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These DIY Christmas ornaments don’t feel like they need a full blog post because they are so simple to make, but I wanted to show you just how easy (and cheap!) they are.

Supply List:

See? Any project with that few supplies has to be easy! I found a bunch of this red plaid thin fleece at the thrift store, and the black and white check is actually cut from a button down blouse from the thrift store.

Sensing a theme here? I love the thrift store, especially for holiday decor! (See my holiday decor thrifting tips here.) The ornaments have also been collected from thrift stores over the last couple years, but you can also find cheap boxes of ornaments at the dollar store.

Aren't these plaid and checked ornaments super cute?! What a grey idea for DIY Christmas ornaments! I love how easy and thrifty these are to make. Adding this to my craft list for sure!

You’ll want to cut your fabric into thin strips. Mine were about a half inch wide, but you don’t have to be exact. Just cut out strips that are fairly straight, no ruler required. I prefer to eyeball things, which makes this my kind of craft ;).

Aren't these plaid and checked ornaments super cute?! What a grey idea for DIY Christmas ornaments! I love how easy and thrifty these are to make. Adding this to my craft list for sure!

Add a small dot of hot glue on the ornament, anywhere you want is fine. Stick the end of your fabric strip onto the glue and start wrapping the fabric around the ornament. You’ll need to wrap it at varying angles in order to cover the entire ornament.

Aren't these plaid and checked ornaments super cute?! What a grey idea for DIY Christmas ornaments! I love how easy and thrifty these are to make. Adding this to my craft list for sure!

I added another dot of glue every couple wraps to keep the fabric secure. Once the whole thing is covered in fabric, cut off the excess fabric strip and glue down the end.

If your fabric strip is too short to cover the whole ornament, that’s not a problem. Just glue down the end and start a new fabric strip. Easy peesy.

Aren't these plaid and checked ornaments super cute?! What a grey idea for DIY Christmas ornaments! I love how easy and thrifty these are to make. Adding this to my craft list for sure!

Don’t they look so festive and cozy? I’m obsessed with the plaid trend, and this was a simple way to incorporate it into our tree for pennies. It’s hard to beat DIY Christmas ornaments that are practically free to make!

Aren't these plaid and checked ornaments super cute?! What a grey idea for DIY Christmas ornaments! I love how easy and thrifty these are to make. Adding this to my craft list for sure!

Aren't these plaid and checked ornaments super cute?! What a grey idea for DIY Christmas ornaments! I love how easy and thrifty these are to make. Adding this to my craft list for sure!

And here they are hanging on our tree all lit up at night!

You have to check out what this Christmas tree looked like before she decorated it! Wow! What a genius hack to fluff up and makeover your scraggly tree on a budget. Check out her tips for decorating a Christmas tree.

I made a dozen of these in about an hour, so they’re really quick to make. And it’s easy to clean up afterward since there are so few supplies.

Aren't these plaid and checked ornaments super cute?! What a grey idea for DIY Christmas ornaments! I love how easy and thrifty these are to make. Adding this to my craft list for sure!

Aren't these plaid and checked ornaments super cute?! What a grey idea for DIY Christmas ornaments! I love how easy and thrifty these are to make. Adding this to my craft list for sure!

If you missed yesterday’s post, you have to go see how I managed to make over our sad looking tree!

You have to check out what this Christmas tree looked like before she decorated it! Wow! What a genius hack to fluff up and makeover your scraggly tree on a budget. Check out her tips for decorating a Christmas tree.

I hope you’ll create some DIY Christmas ornaments to hang on your tree this year!

Happy decorating,

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Emily Counts is the founder of Small Stuff Counts, a home and organization blog she created in 2013. Her goal is to help moms make home life easier so they can create beautiful, organized, and thriving homes. She shares life at home as a mom juggling two young kids and being a working mom with a corporate job. The Iowa-based blogger lives in the suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband, two children, and rescue dog. Emily has collaborated with brands including The Container Store, Cricut, Command Brand, Bissell, Sam's Club and Rubbermaid.

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