Christmas tree ideas using ribbon! Buffalo check, polka dots and more for a cute combo!

I know it’s early, but I couldn’t wait one more minute to go ahead and show you my Christmas tree for this year! I decorated it early because I filmed a brand new tutorial on how to decorate your tree with ribbon…the easy way!!

The perfect Christmas tree ideas for using ribbon on your tree this year! I picked buffalo check, polka dots and more for a cute combo!Christmas tree ideas using ribbon, buffalo check and polka dot!

You know that the past couple of years I have really stepped up my game in the tree decorating department. My tree tutorial is one of the most popular things I do all year, and it’s because the steps are broken down so that ANYONE can achieve this look! How cool is that?! YOU CAN BUY IT HERE!!! 

My tree before getting started…just a regular artificial 7.5 tree! Christmas tree ideas using ribbon, buffalo check and polka dot!

This year, I did start over with new ribbon since I was doing a new video…but you can totally use your ribbon year after year! (I used the same stuff 2 years in a row prior to this) See my 2017 tree here. And my 2018 tree here! 

Let’s talk ribbon! I hope this post and these pictures inspires you with some Christmas tree ideas for using it on your tree this year.

For my base ribbon, I picked a mesh instead of burlap this year. I loved it because it still had that natural look like burlap does, but with that pop of white it just made it so fun! I got it from Hobby Lobby.Christmas tree ideas using ribbon, buffalo check and polka dot!

When it comes to picking out accent ribbons, I like to mix and match and just have fun with it! I’m calling this my plaid and polka dot tree 🙂 I love those 2 patterns together! And yes, I mixed black and white and red and black buffalo check because I like them both and think they look great together!Christmas tree ideas using ribbon, buffalo check and polka dot!

In my video (COMING SOON) I will share alllll the secrets and tips on how to get your ribbon to look just like this. I can’t make a bow to save my life, so if I can do this…you can too! I promise it’s not as hard as it looks! You will have so many great ideas after you watch it for sure!Christmas tree ideas using ribbon, buffalo check and polka dot!

Once you add the ornaments and the filler the entire Christmas tree starts to come together! I couldn’t be happier with my tree this year and I hope you all love it too. I can’t wait to decorate the rest of my living room (when the time comes) and really tie this look all together!


Speaking of ornaments, here are my 3 favorites this year from Hobby Lobby! The tobacco basket, the wood bead one and the button! Aren’t they adorable?! Grab them when you see them, because they will go fast in stores!! Christmas tree ideas using ribbon, buffalo check and polka dot!

What Christmas tree ideas do you have spinning in your head for this year?! My biggest tip to give you now is to start buying your ribbon ASAP!! PLEASE READ MY RIBBON BUYING GUIDE SO YOU ARE PREPARED! I promise the most popular stuff gets picked over super quickly! I will have another blog post coming out soon with more ribbon buying tricks, how much to get for your tree, etc. So stay tuned!Christmas tree ideas using ribbon, buffalo check and polka dot!

Let me know what you think of my plaid and polka dot tree this year! What theme will you be doing on yours? I can’t wait to hear 🙂

Until next time…

~ Stacey





  1. Melanie

    Your tree looks amazing, glad u used the blk/wht & red/blk buffalo plaid together, that’s what I wanted to use, wasn’t sure how it would look, but u answered my question when I saw your tree.
    Love all your videos

    • Stacey Collins

      Awesome! Thanks!

  2. Dannette

    Your tree is fabulous❤️????! Thanks for always inspiring us to make things lovely!

  3. Terri Jingst

    Your tree is AMAZING! I can’t wait for the video! I’m learning so much from you and I am enjoying all of it! I’m so glad that I found you! Thanks Terri❤️

    • Stacey Collins

      Yay! I’m so glad!

  4. Joyce Thomas

    Love Love Love

  5. Connie

    It is absolutely gorgeous ! You are beyond talented!! I’m doing plaid this yr too…. basically black/ white… I’m making a run to hobby lobby tomorrow and picking up some ornaments!! I love Love Christmas… and decorating!! Thank you for all you do…. You are my guide this yr! Be proud of yourself!! Sincerely. Connie from West Virginia!! ♥️????????

    • Stacey Collins

      That made my morning! Thanks for the sweet words!

  6. Susan

    Stunning Stacy♥️
    So you????
    Can’t wait to see what happens with rest of your house!!

  7. Diane DeLoache

    Where did you get the snow flake tree topper? Love it!

    • Stacey Collins

      TJMaxx or marshalls a few years ago!

  8. Tammy

    It’s beautiful Stacey!! I love the combination of colors and patterns. You are so talented!!

  9. Julie

    Stacey, your tree is just lovely! I love the creative side of doing something out of the norm! Can’t wait to see the rest

  10. Marrilynne

    Your tree is absolutely beautiful!!!…I love all the ribbon you used…You decoration are gorgeous too…Makes me want to put mine up but I guess I’ll wait awhile…lol

  11. MIssy Kunselman

    Oh my word! It is absolutely beautiful! Not that I thought it wouldn’t be! LOL
    I used your tree video last year to decorate my tree and it was so fun! I had never decorated like that before…and it turned out so well! Thank you for sharing all your decorating talent!! You are amazing!

    Missy Kunselman

    • Stacey Collins

      Yay! Thanks so much!

  12. Susan Campbell

    This is the most beautiful tree I have ever seen! I want one just like it! It would look perfect in my living room!

    • Stacey Collins

      You are tooooo sweet! Thanks!

  13. jean

    I love your Christmas tree!!!!! Way beyond Christmas but oh so Beautiful!!!!! Love all the colors you used and you’ll have to tell us soon how much to buy and what kind of ribbon. I love this sooo much; you did a wonderul job as always. Thanks

    • Stacey Collins

      Thank you and I definitely will be sharing that soon!

  14. Ginny Lamb

    I love it! I don’t know if I could wrap the ribbons around the tree as nicely as you have! Gorgeous!????❤????❤????????????

    • Stacey Collins

      You definitely can with a little help! My tutorial coming soon walks you through it step by step!

  15. Sandy

    It’s lovely Stacey. You are so talented. I have the same mesh ribbon. I used it on my Fall tree.

  16. Deb Keller

    Absolutely stunning tree! Your best one yet! Please, please tell me the name of the base ribbon you used from Hobby Lobby. (or link or bar code number) LoVe this TrEe!

    • Stacey Collins

      It’s called jute and pom pom mesh…hope that helps!

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  18. Liza

    Love the tree. Where did you purchase bows?

    • Stacey Collins

      I made them from ribbon…more info coming soon in my tutorial!

  19. Beth Turak

    I love love love your tree…..can’t wait for the video. Quick question how much ribbon do we need to buy to Achieve this look?? I’m starting over this year and would love to do something similar. And right now our hobby lobby us stocked but I know that won’t last long. Thank you.

    • Stacey Collins

      I will be doing a blog post on this very soon for you all…stay tuned!

  20. jody

    Looks marvelous!

  21. Kassie

    Absolutely love it! Here I was wanting to go with just black, white, burlap and gold this year now seeing yours I might be swayed to change and use your colors ????

  22. Mary M

    I love this tree. I always struggle with not enough on the tree to looking over stuffed. Can’t wait for your tutorial

    • Stacey Collins

      Awesome! Thank you!!

  23. Chris

    What a beautiful tree! I have learned so much following you, and becoming a DC girl! I can’t wait to decorate for Christmas (later). Just WOW! Thank you, Stacey!


    • Stacey Collins

      That makes me SO happy! Glad to have you as a DC girl!

  24. Virginia Alexander

    Your tree is stunning. Love watching you create, get so many wonderful ideals from you. Keep them coming.

  25. Freida Page

    I love your tree………don’t take it down! I’m not sure how I’ll decorate mine this year but I love those little tobacco baskets!

  26. Ginger

    Thank you for sharing!!! Stunning tree and amazing talent!!! I’m already pumped for the season!

  27. Melissa pruitt

    I really love what you have done with this Christmas tree. I have purchased a ribbon and I have made the bows. I am just eagerly waiting for the video to assist me to make my Christmas tree look gorgeous. Thank you for your expertise and you kindness of sharing. I can hardly wait to get started. Do you have a date scheduled to release the video? Thank you in advance! And Merry Christmas to you and your family❤️

    • Stacey Collins

      Thanks so much! It should be available one day next week!

  28. charlotte sammons

    Love your tree ,wish I were that talented and thank you 1000 times for posting where you bought the tobacco ornaments !I looked everywhere last year and called everywhere so I just found them on HL website and ordered 10 thanks!


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