DIY Buffalo Check Banner | Heidi Swapp & DCWV

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past year, you're undoubtedly aware of the huge Buffalo Check trend.



I LOVE Buffalo Check and I'm thrilled to be able to find it around every corner this holiday season.

But, I have to admit, the fact that it's so popular this year probably means it will be out of style before too much longer.

Sigh.

That's why I'm taking the liberty of decorating my house with as much Buffalo Check as it can stand this year.

I've got pillows & blankets, mugs & plates, a kitchen rug & flannels, notebooks & paper, a tablecloth & napkins - the list goes on and on...all in this fantastic pattern.

So when I decided I needed just one more Christmas banner, there was no doubt as to what design I'd use...


I started by grabbing some paper from two of my favorite Christmas-themed paper pads from Die Cuts with a View:


Farmhouse Christmas and...


...Happy Wishes.


And then, because I didn't have any white Buffalo Check paper left from the Farmhouse Christmas stack (ahem...that got used up almost immediately), I decided to make my own using these two gorgeous designs from the Heidi Swapp Hawthorne Collection.


Midnight...


...and Ethereal.

Enter my wicked kindergarten crafting skills.

Now, I know that just doing a simple paper weave doesn't produce an EXACT Buffalo Check per se...but it's darn close.


And the woodgrain & birch paper really add some texture and interest to my banner pieces, don't you think?

I created the woven pieces by cutting my paper down into 1/2" strips, and then I wove them together, gluing them onto a pre-cut piece of 4"x6" scrap paper.

I decided to hang my banner using pieces from one of Heidi's newest Christmas banners...this MERRY banner from the City Sidewalks collection.

I used the star light string & the clips from the set to create my new banner, and I love the way it turned out!


Plus, now I have the M-E-R-R-Y left from the kit to use in another project!


This banner took me almost no time at all to create...well, except for the woven pieces...but I made those while we were watching Home Alone during family movie night, so that time doesn't really count...(smile).


The banner looks perfect strung up with our Advent calendar, and amidst some of my other favorite holiday decor.

Here's to many more years of plaid, plaid & more plaid!

Merry Christmas!


SUPPLIES | Heidi Swapp Hawthorne Patterned Paper: Midnight, Ethereal, Heidi Swapp City Sidewalks Merry Banner, DCWV Paper Stacks: Farmhouse Christmas, Happy Wishes  

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