Image: Ryan Brook | Produced by: Morgan Lindsay
Create your very own stylish faux bois-inspired holiday gift wrap.
- White kraft paper
- Painter’s tape
- Acrylic paint in teal
- Plastic container
- 4" foam brush
- Martha Stewart Living Wood Grain Rocker tool
1 Lay a long piece of kraft paper horizontally on a flat surface. Tape down the edges using painter’s tape.
2 Water down some paint in the container to make a thinner consistency.
3 Starting at the top left-hand corner of the paper, paint a 12"-long strip
at a 45-degree angle (it should look like a forward slash).
4 While the paint is still wet, drag the wood grain tool along the painted strip in a rocking motion.
5 Aligned with the top of the first strip, paint a second strip diagonally in the opposite direction. (You’re starting to create a herringbone pattern.) Repeat step 4.
6 Continue this process until the first row is finished.
7 Start the second row right below the first. Repeat until the whole sheet of paper is covered.
8 Let dry before wrapping.
Wallpaper: Parquet wallpaper in BP 4102, Farrow & Ball, farrow-ball.com.