Rae Dunn Inspired Buffalo Check Ornaments

Every year for the past few years I have taken place in an ornament crafting exchange and it's one of my favorite craft projects of the year!  This year I was paired up with Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts.  We exchanged a few e-mails and when she told me "I love buffalo check, Rae Dunn inspired, Farmhouse style" I knew just the thing to make!



I purchased a set of 4" embroidery hoops, some pre-cut 5" buffalo check fabric, and set to work using my Cricut for some Rae Dunn inspired words.



The hardest part for me was to pick the actual pattern of the fabric to use-- sure the larger checks are the true buffalo print but I felt some of the smaller prints looked better on the ornament.  I ultimately decided to make her a set of 4 ornaments in a variety of patterns.



I used my Cricut to draw out the words and played around with some fonts before deciding to use Candara Light.  I did have to unlock the feature that keeps the fonts from going out of shape since I wanted to stretch the letters nice and tall in a more Rae Dunn kind of way.

When I was happy with what I had I printed one word out on paper and made sure it fit into the ornament area before cutting all 4 out of iron-on vinyl.  I weeded out the excess vinyl.




I then ironed on the saying to each fabric square and put the ornaments together.  They looked so cute and I set to work finishing them off.

So many of the hoop ornaments just glue the fabric to the back and leave it messy like that but I just didn't like that look; plus when I held the hoops up to the light I could see that mess through to the front. I found some scrap felt I had on hand and cut out some circles to cover it.  Now it looked finished from both sides.





I went digging through my ribbon bins and found some pretty coordinating ribbon that I used to make the hangings.  I just love how they turned out and hope that Jenny does too!




Make sure you pop over to the Ornament Exchange Party and see all the ornaments that the 38 talented bloggers joining us made!  There are some pretty amazing tutorials linked up with us that you won't want to miss. 

Comments

  1. These are very hot and trendy this holiday season! Jenny is very lucky to have them among her treasured ornaments!

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    1. I know Buffalo check and Rae Dunn are huge right now.

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  2. These are perfection! You totally need to open an Etsy shop! This is great stuff!

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    1. Aw, thank you! I'm so afraid to turn my hobby into a job.. though I have thought about it a lot over the years.

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  3. I'm a sucker for buffalo check this year and I especially love the Rae Dunn font on yours! Love them and pinned them!

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  4. Love these! Thanks for sharing. My tree has a red check theme and I love it!

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  5. I love love love these! I am so excited to put them on my tree and love all 4 patterns of the fabric. I'll think of you every year I put them on my tree. Thank you for making me these adorable ornaments!

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  6. I love these ornaments, and I'm sure she will enjoy having them on her tree! I love Buffalo Check and Rae Dunn!

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  7. I love embroidery hoop ornaments and have made some of my own. These are great holiday ornament addition for all the Rae Dunn lovers. Pinned.

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  8. Love the check and the colors. Very cute.Pinned to my ornament board.

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  9. These are lovely, I love anything with buffalo check and the words are just perfect.

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    1. I know buffalo check is all the rage right now.

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  10. Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

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  11. Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #ThursdayFavoriteThings this week. Visit me at https://www.marilynstreats.com on thursday morning to see your feature! All hosts choose their own features from the comments left on their blog so be sure to return to my blog to see your feature. I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!

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  12. So cute! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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  13. I love buffalo checks! Thanks for linking up with us! I'm featuring you this week.

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  14. Your ornaments are being featured at the Love my Little Cottage Link Party tomorrow at 9 am. I hope you can drop in and see them!

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  15. Super cute! Thanks for sharing this on Farm Fresh Tuesdays! I hope you'll stop by and share your talent with us again this evening!

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  16. I love your buffalo check ornaments, they turned out so cute!!

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