What is it about plaid Christmas decorations and accessories that gives a home such a warm and cozy holiday ambiance? It’s probably that dream of spending the yuletide season in a woodland cottage, all toasty by the fireplace, mug of cocoa in hand, and the aroma of pine filling the air! But okay, back to reality. You most likely live nowhere near a forest, but instead in a small urban home. No worries. You can still live out your woodland Christmas vision with plaid decor, ornaments, and entertaining essentials – both those you can buy and others you can DIY! (*this post contains affiliate links)
Editor’s Picks for Plaid Holiday Decorations to Buy
We fell in love with these decorating basics featuring plaid patterns, and you will too! Invest in a few that you can bring out each Christmas, and simply mix and match in different ways for a fresh, but always charming, look.
1 – Winter’s Wonder Santa on a Sleigh Dinner Plate – This delightful plate from Pier1 Imports would make a wonderful start to your heirloom Christmas collection. Combine it with plaid plates, chargers, placemats or napkins.
2 – Plaid Nutcracker with Wreath – A beloved Christmas character goes “a little bit country” sporting a plaid coat in this variation from Pier1 Imports.
3 – Holiday Plaid Wrapping Paper – A super-easy way to bring on that woodland feel is with gift boxes wrapped in plaid-patterned paper, available from Paper Source. Display them under your tree to add to the decor.
4 – Park Designs Tartan Christmas Throw Blanket – Another “instant” holiday touch you can lay out on an armchair, couch or ottoman. Sold by Hour Loop and Fulfilled by Amazon.
5 – Valery Madelyn Holly Leaves Tree Skirt with Tartan Trim – A pretty accessory for your tree featuring embroidered holly leaves with glittery berries on red velvet fabric with a plaid border. Sold by Valery Madelyn and Fulfilled by Amazon.
6 – Plaid Party Crackers with Card – Use these as unique place card holders at your Christmas dinner or give them as fun guest favors. Available in sets of 6 from Pier1 Imports.
7 – Personalized Holiday Plaid Christmas Stocking – Sure to become treasured keepsakes, these charming stockings from Personalization Mall could grace a window sill or door, if you don’t have a mantel.
8 – Embroidered Snowflakes on Plaid Lumbar Pillow – Love how the plaid fabric on this pillow from Pier1 Imports is richly embroidered with glittery snowflakes.
9 – Merry & Bright Personalized Plaid Photo Ornament – Another collectible from Personalization Mall, these porcelain discs can be customized either with your family name and the year or a special photo.
10 – Christmas Chalkboard Saying Wreath – A truly festive way to display a holiday sign framed by a wreath trimmed with plaid, burlap and organza ribbons. Ships from and sold by JJPrettyThings (via Amazon).
Plaid Christmas Decor Ideas You Can DIY
Once you’ve bought the basics above, add your personal touches. Here are 10 holiday decor projects that promise to be a delight to DIY!
1 – Christmas crate planter with plaid bow – Perfect for holding a small tree or a pile of wrapped presents, this project from To Work With My Hands comes with a simple how-to.
2 – Plaid thermos vase – Got one of these vintage thermos jugs with the plaid design? Do what Pam of House of Hawthornes did – use it as a vase in a rustic-style holiday vignette!
3 – DIY plaid frame for Christmas print – You could use any holiday printable, then mount it in a nifty frame wrapped in plaid fabric. Such a pretty idea from Today’s Creative Life.
4 – Flannel Christmas tree – You want easy? You got it with this clever project from Redhead Can Decorate. Just wrap plaid flannel ribbon around a foam cone, then top it with a star!
5 – Candle-lit plaid flannel wreath – A similar process to the tree above, but this time with plaid fabric folded and wrapped around a styrofoam wreath – courtesy of Crafts ‘N Coffee. So pretty trimmed with pine needles and cones, gold berries, and battery-operated candles.
6 – Plaid ornaments – Another way to use plaid fabric – from The Country Chic Cottage – is as cutouts of holiday shapes glued onto green felt, then hung on the tree as ornaments or used as fun gift trims.
7 – DIY cranberry wreath napkin rings – Wooden “cranberries” from a garland take on a lovely second life as napkin rings for your Christmas table, finished with little plaid bows! Miss Information shows how to craft these in a snap.
8 – Easy no-sew plaid ornaments – Update old or mismatched Christmas balls by simply covering them with strips of plaid fabric hot-glued in place. Check out the simple tutorial from Moms Eat Cold Food.
9 – DIY farmhouse style Christmas sign – Look what Mod Podge Rocks came up with using plaid scrapbook paper and some extra pieces of wood: a handcrafted deer head sign for the holidays!
10 – Plaid candle holder sleeve – A band of plaid fabric can add a quaint rustic touch to any holiday container. This find via BHG has one dressing up a mason jar candle holder. But you can also wrap it around wine bottles, vases, plant pots, hot cocoa mugs, and more.
So, will it be a heartwarming plaid-themed look for your home this Christmas? Remember, you can both buy and DIY!