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Modern, graphic herringbone is everywhere right now. It’s like an updated version of overplayed chevron, dressing up everything from tables to bathrooms. I even put a herringbone accent wall in Hugo’s nursery! Today, as part of our ongoing National Craft Month coverage, I join forces with Kathy from Merriment Design to create beautiful customized trays and boxes using humble balsa wood tiles. We had so much fun! Watch the video below:

With a little paint and some simple wooden tiles, you can make a beautiful tray or box to keep, or give away (wouldn’t these make great Mother’s Day gifts?). What would you adorn with this classic-meets-trendy pattern?

Decorative Herringbone Boy and Tray

Catch up on all of our National Craft Month projects–these easy felt bowls and festive pom-pom banners. Check in next week for another great how-to!

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  1. […] You can see the project at HGTV.com – it’s super easy and takes just a few supplies that you can find at your local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store. […]

  2. Liz_HGTV says:

    My vanity needs a makeover. This would definitely help dress it up!

  3. Gaby says:

    My daughter has like a 100 nail polish and i am looking for a nail stand to put in the bathroom, it has to have space por nail polish, cotton, acetone,files etc etc any ideas?

    • purplemama says:

      vertical spice racks either free-standing or mounted to a wall are a perfect fit without being too bulky

  4. Sandy says:

    This is just too cute. The ideas for this beautiful pattern are endless. Fantastic job Ladies and Thank You for sharing.

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Marianne CanadaMarianne is the Special Projects Editor for HGTV.com. She was the girl in college who saved her waitressing tips to buy a Knoll chair and the perfect vintage couch. All...


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