DIY Plaid Christmas Ornaments

These DIY plaid Christmas ornaments are easy to make and will brighten your Christmas tree this year.

DIY Plaid Christmas Ornaments - So Much Better With Age

Since I’ve added plaid to my Christmas mantel and living room decor, I decided to make some festive plaid tree ornaments.

I’m also joining another tour hosted by Kelly of My Soulful Home so be sure to visit the beautiful home tours for more Christmas inspiration at the end of this post.

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To make these DIY plaid ornaments, you’ll need the following:


  • plastic ornaments 
  • strips of plaid flannel or cotton fabric cut 1 inch wide, 8 inches long (I used flannel ribbon and cut them lengthwise in half but old plaid T-shirts work too)
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • jute twine


  1. Remove the top metal part of the ornament and put a dab of hot glue near the top of the ornament and carefully press a strip of fabric down. Wrap around the ornament and glue the other end down.
DIY Plaid Christmas Ornaments/cut plaid fabric and a glue gun.

2. Take another strip and dab some glue to the right side of the first strip, overlapping some and wrap around the ornament until it comes up on the right side again and glue into place.

3. Continue wrapping the strips until you have filled the whole ornament (should be 5-6 strips an ornament).

Attaching the plaid strips to the ornament.

4. Glue around the top edge and push the metal top back in place.

5. Dab glue over the metal top and hold some twine in place, twisting around the top a few times and glue the cut end down.

6. Tie some twine through the loop and hang on your tree.

Wrapping twine around the ornament.

I love how they these pretty plaid ornaments turned out! They add just a splash of plaid color to my Christmas tree.

I also love the candle clip-on lights that I just purchased this year. They are battery operated and have no wires so they can be placed anywhere which I love!  With the remote, you can make the lights flicker.

The DIY plaid Christmas ornament on the tree beside a small faux candle.

I also cut some red and green ribbon and gave it a twist before adding them to the tree. They add just a little bit of red and because they have wire in the ribbon, they just stay in place.

A red plaid ribbon is on the tree.

I also added my Parisian Eiffel Tower globe ornaments that I’ve had for years and still love.

Globe ornament on the tree.

My chandelier ornaments that I bought last year add just the right holiday touch that my tree needed.

A beaded chandelier ornament on the Christmas tree.

This is the first time in a long time that I’ve brought red to my Christmas decor and plaid!! I’m loving the change and I also love how it still goes with my Christmas ornaments from previous years.

Plaid Christmas wrapping paper by the large tree.
Plaid wrapped gifts under the tree.

And with just a few plaid touches, it’s made my whole Christmas decor different from previous years.

Now be sure to visit the other tours this week!

Be sure to check out my short video on my plaid Christmas tour!

Make sure to pin it for later!

DIY Plaid Christmas Ornaments graphic - So Much Better With Age

click in case you missed:

Plaid Christmas Living Room

Plaid Christmas Living Room graphic.

DIY Evergreen Wreaths and Banners

DIY Wreaths & Banners graphic.


Monday Blogger Christmas tour poster.

Maison de Cinq * My Soulful Home * French Garden House * Savvy Southern Style


Tuesday Christmas blogger tour.

So Much Better with Age * Cynthia Weber Designs * At the Picket Fence


Wednesday Blogger tour.

Becky’s Farmhouse * Love of Home


Thursday Blogger Tour.

Little Farmstead * Our Southern Home * Celebrating Everyday Life


Friday Blogger Tour.

Starfish Cottage Blog * Housepitality Designs * UnSkinny Boppy

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  1. I just added black plaid drapes to our upstairs hallway and I am going to take inspiration from you using the offcuts to make a few of these charming ornaments… they are perfect!! So pleased to be part of the tour with you this week!!

  2. So gorgeous Jamie!!! I loved your Christmas decor so much last year… but I think I love this even more. I can only imagine what you’ll come up with next year. No pressure. ha ha ~julie

  3. I love these! Just the fun kind of project to do on a wintry afternoon, and it truly does change your whole decor. I love it Jamie, such a brilliant idea. Is there a Holiday Book in your future?? I hope you have the most magical holiday season ever with the people you love, friend. It’s a joy to be on this Holiday Home Tour with you. xoxo Lidy

  4. Hi Jamie, Everything looks so beautiful!! You did a wonderful job. I am interest in the Yarn Garland… did you make this yourself?? I have some left over from blankets I made last year and would love to make one for my tree this year….

    Merry Christmas.

  5. Jamie – I LOVE the plaid, the flocking, the clip on candles & the tutorial… Well, I love it all as I always do when I visit your blog. Beautiful and so festive! Thank you for sharing!! xx

  6. These look gorgeous on your tree, Jamie! (And I love that your tree has faux candles on it!). I like how easy they are to make, too. Thanks for linking up at Merry Monday; I’m going to include your plaid ornaments in my Party Features next week.

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