Create Buffalo Plaid in Minutes
Plaid is a classic pattern that adds a touch of sophistication to any piece of fall wall art. Today we’ll discover how to create buffalo plaid home decor with Chalk Couture buffalo plaid stencil. Creating buffalo plaid may seem intimidating, but with the right technique, it can be a fun and easy project. In this step-by-step guide, we’ll show you how to create buffalo plaid like a pro without a machine and within minutes.
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Buffalo Plaid Wall Art Supplies
In the How-To video, I used the following supplies
- Chalk Couture
- Chalk Couture buffalo plaid stencil.
- Chalk Couture tide chalk paste
- Chalk Couture black chalk paste
- Chalk Couture Fall transfer/stencil
- Chalk Couture Squeegee
- Dollar Tree
- Craft ribbon of your choice. I used 3 different patterns.
- Drop Cloths – My favorite place to get my drop cloths is at the local Harbor Freight. It’s the perfect color for crafting and is normally on sale.
Step 1. Choose Your Buffalo Plaid Colors
The first step in painting buffalo plaid is to choose your colors. Plaid typically consists of two to three colors, with one color dominating the pattern. Choose colors that complement each other and fit the overall look you’re going for.
Step 2: Prep Your Surface
Before you begin chalking, make sure your surface is clean and free of any debris. I cut my painter’s drop cloth to the size of the canvas and hot glued it on the back. Next, cut another piece of drop cloth to the size of your fall stencil design.
Step 3: Create Using Chalk Couture Buffalo Plaid Stencil
Put a towel behind the Dollor Tree canvas to support it and keep it from sagging while working on your project. Put the Chalk Couture buffalo plaid stencil on top of the canvas. Smooth the transfer / stencil out with your hands to make sure there are no air bubbles. Apply Chalk Couture tide chalk paste over the buffalo plaid stencil and remove once you have it covered in paste.
Step 4: Create the Wall Art Design
Take the smaller piece of painter’s drop cloth and put the fall design transfer / stencil on top. Smooth it out with your hands to ensure there are no bubbles. Use a squeegee to add the Chalk Couture black chalk paste to the project. Once it dries attach it to the top of the buffalo plaid decor canvas with hot glue.
Step 5: Embellish The Project
Now, it’s time to add personality to your buffalo plaid decor project and add ribbon, buttons, flowers, etc to make the project special to you. Chalk Couture helped do the hard work! They leave the fun part to you!!
Step 6: Hang Your Buffalo Plaid Wall Art
Enjoy your project for years to come!!
What do you think? Will you give Chalk Couture a try for your next buffalo plaid decorations? What’s your favorite way to create buffalo plaid? Let me know in the comments!
Quick Online How To Create Buffalo Plaid Tutorial
Check out this quick online tutorial video to see how easy it is to make buffalo plaid without a machine!
Full YouTube How-To Tutorial
What did you think? In this video, I covered a Dollar Tree canvas with a drop cloth to create my buffalo plaid fall wall decor.
We have several buffalo plaid options available
Mini Buffalo Plaid Here.
Regular Size Here.
Country Plaid Here.
They are all 18″ X 18″ in size and great for repeating patterns so don’t worry if the surface is larger or smaller.
Creating plaid may seem intimidating, but with the right technique and a little patience, it can be a fun and rewarding project. Follow these simple steps and you’ll be creating plaid like a pro in no time. Experiment with different color combinations and have fun creating your own unique plaid patterns.
Q: What two colors is the buffalo plaid check pattern?
The most common colors used in a buffalo plaid check pattern are red and black. When creating your own buffalo check use two contrasting colors as I have in my project.
Q: How many colors do you need for buffalo plaid?
Two contrasting colors make up a buffalo plaid pattern.
Q: How do you paint a buffalo plaid easily?
The easiest way to paint a buffalo plaid is with Chalk Couture transfers/stencils which can be found in my online craft store.
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