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Sometimes I come up with a crafty idea that is so simple…I’m a little bit embarrassed to post it!  These chevron gift wrappers are embarrassingly simple to create.

Achieving perfectly mitered chevron stripes can be really frustrating to execute. I’ve tried lots of techniques – some of which have included a protractor. Yes. A protractor. I still own the same one from high school trigonometry. I’m cool like that.

I’m thinking that the folks at Martha Stewart Living could sense my chevron woes because when I got my box of “12 Months of Martha” goodies, it included an awesome tool that solved all my problems. Well, maybe not ALL my problems…I still need to find a crafting tool that allows me to add four or five hours to each day.

If you saw the video reveal of the April 12M.O.M box contents, you saw my reaction to the Martha Stewart Folding Ruler. It is such a smart tool. It locks into place at 90 degrees as well as 180 degrees, and the overal craftsmanship of the tool is really well done. I’m beginning to think that Martha Stewart has a team of Oompa Loompas working on the assembly of all her tools. Because we all know that Oompa Loompas are better at everything.

I put this tool to work to create incredibly easy chevron gift wrap. Seriously. This is too easy.

Incredibly Easy Chevron Gift Wrap with Martha Stewart Crafts | Damask Love Blog

{1} With the Folding Ruler in the 90 degree position, trace the top and bottom of the ruler to create perfect chevron shapes.

{2} Use your craft knife (or paper trimmer) to cut out the chevron shapes. You can also use scissors if you’d like but your edges will likely not be perfectly straight, which could make it difficult to line up the shapes in an alternating pattern.

{3} Assemble chevron shapes in two colors. I went with gray & white as well as yellow & white.  Of course, you can choose whatever colors you like!

{4} Adhere the chevrons in an alternating pattern onto a piece of cardstock. I used Martha Stewart’s Craft Glue to adhere each chevron strip, one at a time.

{5} Not pictured: once all the strips are adhered, trim the edges with a paper trimmer so that both are straight and even. Once finished, you will have a large chevron pattern that is perfect for wrapping around gifts for a simple burst of trendy color. Gotta love that.

Incredibly Easy Chevron Gift Wrap with Martha Stewart Crafts | Damask Love Blog

On each of the packages, I added simple tags – both great for Mother’s Day.

For the yellow package, I added a monogram medallion – and you can find the tutorial for these HERE.

Incredibly Easy Chevron Gift Wrap with Martha Stewart Crafts | Damask Love Blog

On the grey and purple package, I created a two-second tag using another item from my 12M.O.M kit: the double punch. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE paper punches. I wish I owned more. So quick. So easy to use!

Incredibly Easy Chevron Gift Wrap with Martha Stewart Crafts | Damask Love Blog Incredibly Easy Chevron Gift Wrap with Martha Stewart Crafts | Damask Love Blog

And in case you’re interested in more Martha inspiration, you can add the following blogs to your routine. Each of these bloggers is participating in the 12 Months of Martha program! Since there is no official day when we all post our projects, you’ll just wanna check in with them frequently to see what their up to!


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