Buffalo plaid is still crazy popular for Christmas décor and you can make your own DIY buffalo plaid designs in Design Space. You don’t need any outside program do to these designs. It can all be done within Cricut Design Space. Follow the steps below to learn how.
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Making DIY Buffalo plaid designs is actually really easy once you understand the basic concept. First, you’ll need a buffalo plaid SVG. You can create your own or you can purchase one. Here’s a link to the buffalo plaid SVG I created for this tutorial.
Import your main SVG image. In this tutorial I’m using a snowman, a Christmas tree and a vintage truck. I got all of these images from Cricut with my Cricut Access. If your main SVG is more than one layer (more than one color) you will need to weld all layers together as this method will only work if your main SVG is one layer. See the video below for more details.
Once you have your main image in Design Space you’ll want to make it big enough to see and work with clearly and then duplicate it. You can go ahead and hide the duplicate or move it out of the way so that you’re only working with one image.
Import your buffalo plaid SVG. If your SVG is 2 layers like the one I made for these DIY buffalo plaid designs then simply hide or delete the solid back layer. You won’t need this layer at all.
Position your buffalo plaid SVG over your main SVG image and size it until you’re happy with the overall look of the design. Once everything looks good you will highlight both the buffalo plaid SVG and your main SVG and click “Slice”. Remember, if your main SVG was more than one layer you need to weld it all together first. Slice will not work if your main SVG is more than one layer.
After you have sliced the buffalo plaid SVG from your main image SVG you can delete the unnecessary pieces. Now that you have your buffalo plaid cut you can un-hide your duplicate layer and place it under your buffalo plaid layer. Change the colors however you’d like and you’re done. Repeat this process for as many DIY buffalo plaid designs as you’d like.