Quick and Easy DIY Tartan Ornaments

Decking the halls just got easier. These pretty tartan ornaments can be made in 15 minutes.

Stop scouring home stores for the perfect plaid ornament. Making your own is easier than ever. All you need is plaid fabric, hot glue, and plain glass ornaments. 

Each ornament takes only a few minutes to make and can be customized to fit your Christmas color scheme. Whether you opt for a traditional tartan or a pretty pastel plaid, the end result is sure to add holiday cheer to your mantel, tree, or wreath.

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What You Need

  • 2 different plaid fabrics
  • Fabric scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Hot glue sticks
  • Plain glass or plastic ornaments
  • Desired embellishments (bows, evergreen sprigs, stickers, etc.)

Step 1: Cut Fabric

Gather all materials. Then cut strips of each type of fabric long enough to wrap around your ornaments. We cut our strips 6-8 inches long. 

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Step 2: Wrap and Glue

Heat up your hot glue gun. Then wrap fabric around the balls, hot gluing into place as you go. If you're using plastic ornaments, make sure to use a low heat setting on your glue gun to avoid melting the plastic. Use your fingers to smooth out edges and corners of the fabric, and try to hide the ends of the fabric strips on the underside of the glass ball. Trim any excess fabric strings.

Step 3: Embellish and Hang

Hot glue desired embellishments to the front of the ornament. We love the look of bows, evergreen cuttings, small pinecones, glitter, and letters. Add the top hook to the ornament, then hang a collection of finished ornaments on a mantel or tree, as desired. 

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