Buffalo Check Christmas Tree with ribbon- 2018

I feel like I’ve been waiting for this moment since last Christmas! Does anyone else love Christmas THAT much that you literally can’t wait for it to roll around again?!

I write this post tonight with so much JOY! Not only because I’m excited to share my tree this year, but because after having my website down for a couple of days…I’m just thrilled to be able to write on here!

My buffalo check Christmas tree was so fun to decorate this year! I love seeing how ribbon can help transform a tree like this & it doesn’t have to be hard!


My Buffalo Check Ribbon Christmas tree, how adding accent ribbons to your tree the easy way can make such a difference!

Don’t forget…you can purchase my video tree tutorial here if you want the FULL details on exactly how to get this look. My friend Kelly and I (Kelly is a tree decorating PRO) put this together and it takes you through every step of the process. The great thing is, she breaks it down and makes it easy so that anyone can do it! <

Here is my 7.5 foot tree before…pretty normal and blah. And needing to be fluffed big time! (My least favorite part) Sorry for the horrible picture. I forgot to take one, so this is a screen shot from a video. Moving on to the pretty stuff…

Buffalo Check Christmas Tree with ribbon before


Here it is after I added my base ribbon (for this I used wide rolls of burlap, but you could also do mesh depending on your preference)! Buffalo check Christmsas tree with base ribbon

Next it was time for all of my fun accent ribbons. I used all of the ones from last year, but I did add in some black and white buffalo check this year to switch it up just a bit. All of my accent ribbons came from Hobby Lobby. You can see my 2017 tree here.

Buffalo check Christmas tree with base and accent ribbon

Listen, I can’t make a bow to save my life. That is definitely not my talent! So I’m pretty proud that I learned a way to make my tree look like it’s full of complicated bows. (When it’s really so easy)

The last steps are adding your ornaments, tree topper and filler. This is when you really start personalizing it and putting on those finishing touches.

Buffalo check Christmas tree with red, black and white ribbon and cute ornaments! Learn to decorate your tree the easy way!

I can’t wait to share my entire living room with you soon. Here you can see just a peek of the mantle! It’s all coming together, and I’m ready to get this party started!!

Buffalo check Christmas tree with red, black and white and a farmhouse vibe

Let me know what you think of this years tree in the comments! Most of my new ornaments came from Hobby Lobby and the rest just various places! Kirklands, TJMaxx, At Home store…you name it!

Is your tree up yet? If not, when will you put it up?

If you love the look of this, and would like to put your own spin on decorating yours with ribbon you can check out info on the video tutorial here! 

Get ready for lots of Christmas inspo to come! Can’t wait!

~ Stacey


  1. Marcia

    Beautiful!! Love every bit of it!!

    • Stacey Collins

      I appreciate it! Thank you!

  2. Susan Hicks

    Oh my goodness your tree is stunning♥️????????
    I’m sure you are in heaven with it so beautiful in your home♥️??
    Would have dream of such a gorgeous tree!!
    Susan Hicks?♥️?

    • Stacey Collins

      You are too kind, Susan! It brings me a lot of Joy for sure! Thanks for your nice comment!

  3. Carol Roberts

    BEUTIFUL, Stacey!!

    • Stacey Collins

      Thank you so much, Carol!!

  4. Brenda Harbin

    Absolutely beautiful wish I had put ribbon on mine

    • Stacey Collins

      Thank you! Keep it in mind for next year!

  5. Cristal

    Omg I’m so in love ?? with your tree. Very pretty! Love the little Tabasco baskets too!! May I ask where I can get them?

    • Stacey Collins

      Thanks! Those are ornaments from hobby lobby!!

  6. Just Buchanan

    It is beautiful. I could never do that!!

    • Stacey Collins

      Yes, you could! You would be amazed at how many ladies in my Christmas group are doing this now after watching the video! Not as hard as it looks…promise!

  7. Hally Steinert

    This tree is gorgeous!! Where oh where did you find the Tennessee ornaments? We just retired here and I definitely NEED these in my life ?
    Thank you for the inspiration! !!

    • Stacey Collins

      Thanks! I actually ordered those for a holiday show I did, but they all sold out and I can’t get anymore this year 🙁 So Sorry!

  8. jean

    I’m new to your blog and let me just tell you, Girl, you put a hurtin on that Christmas tree. I’m going to watch the video and like you, I’ve tried to make bows, but I have the hardest time; just can’t get the twist on it!! I love the corbels underneath the mantel shelf. Do you remember where you purchased them. I’m on the look=out for some wood corbels to use underneath my hood at the stovetop. I can’t wait to see the whole room; haven’t put our tree up yet. I have some ideas for the mantel. We have a cathedral ceiling with high fireplace and I hope to use some tall lanterns and not sure what else. I need to hurry up; time is running fast. I love your site and look forward to hearing from you in your newsletters.

    • Stacey Collins

      You are so sweet, thank you!! I got the corbels from a local store here in Nashville. Good luck with all of your decorating!

  9. Hazel

    Beautiful! I LOVE everything about it! I can’t wait to get our tree up! The video tutorial is such a blessing!???❤️

    • Stacey Collins

      I’m so glad and I hope the tutorial is so helpful for you!!

  10. Kathryn

    It’s just adorable! Inspiring!

    • Stacey Collins

      So glad you are inspired! Thank you!

  11. Paula Thomson

    Wow?? Love your tree Stacey???

    • Stacey Collins

      Thanks so much, Paula!!

  12. Yvonne Franks

    It’s a beautiful tree reminds me of a country look! I love it! So beautifully designed ❤️

    • Stacey Collins

      Thank you!!

  13. Tanna Boss

    OMG gorgeous! I hope I can make my tree even a smidge as beautiful! Can’t wait to watch the complete tutorial so I can learn as much as I can. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    • Stacey Collins

      I’m so glad you got the tutorial and I hope it helps a ton! Good luck and thank you for your sweet words!

  14. KiKi

    This tree is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I purchased the video on how to get this look on my tree and I can’t wait to see how mine turns out. Thanks for sharing and giving me the mojo for my Christmas tree.

    • Stacey Collins

      Yay! Hope it is so helpful for you!! Thanks so much!

  15. Dolly

    Stacey your home is beautiful. Love your tree and mantle. I’m just wondering if you can give me an approximate on how much ribbon you used. I just want to buy enough the first time and not have to run back to the store in the middle of ddecorating ?
    Hugs, Dolly

    • Stacey Collins

      I wish I could give you an exact guide, but it’s so different for every tree! (Depends on size and how full of ribbon you want it to be!) I used 6 or 7 rolls of the 12″ wide burlap and probably 6-8 rolls of each accent ribbon! Always buy more than you think you will need and return what you don’t use!

  16. Tina Baber

    I am BEYOND jealous!! Your tree is EVERYTHING I wish mine could be. Will you share where you got the tobacco basket ornaments?? My home is filled with baskets. I have 3 original tobacco baskets which are my pride and joy (sad I know but don’t judge ??).
    I’m loving your emails and everything you share!

    • Stacey Collins

      You are so sweet! Thank you! They are from Hobby lobby and are in the ornament section!

  17. Neysa Brogdon

    Perfection!!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring! I wish I could pick that tree up and put it in my living room. Enjoy your beautiful decor this holiday season! Merry Christmas!

    • Stacey Collins

      Aww, thanks so much!! Merry Christmas!

  18. Donna

    Speechless. It is that beautiful. Thank you for sharing the process.

    • Stacey Collins

      Wow! Thanks so much! Happy Holidays!

  19. nanabogman

    How do I rewatch decorating the tree in the Wilshire Christmas group

    • Stacey Collins

      It is pinned to the top of the group under announcements. Message me if you have trouble finding it!

  20. chellwa7

    I love your star on the top as well as everything else. Where is it from?

    • Stacey Collins

      Thanks! It’s from TJMaxx last year!

  21. Kathy

    I purchased the tree decorating video and can’t wait to try decorating my tree with ribbon this year. Please share what kind of artificial tree you have and where you purchased it.

    • Stacey Collins

      Yay! I hope it’s super helpful! Our is from Lowe’s a few years ago, I don’t remember specifics. Sorry!