Use Your Scraps | DIY Chevron

Welcome to another installment of use your scraps! I try to come up with a use your stash or use your scraps every month. For this month, it was super easy to find some scraps now that they are sorted and organized. I’m actually using them all the time!

I found some leftover strips in several colors from DCWV’s Letterpress Stack. I love the colors and thought they would be perfect for a summer page. I have seen several other designers try this “make-your-own-chevron” pattern and thought it would be a great topic for this month!

Because the chevrons make such a bold statement, I wanted to keep my photos and journaling simple at the top of the page. With such a light background and all the color below, I thought my photos would be best anchored onto black mats. I love the contrast between the black and all of the colors. And the chevron pattern was super simple to create!

All you need to do is cut some squares from your scrap pattern papers. Mine are 2 inches but you could make them smaller or larger. I think it’s probably best to use a small scale pattern. I don’t think it would work as well with large florals or intricate patterns because of the way these line up. (To note: I did not try to get the lines in my pattern papers to line up across the chevron. Sometimes they naturally do and other times they are off. I was just adhering the shapes onto the paper!)

Cut your squares in half along the diagonal and then start lining up the triangles point to point. The second row is added offset to create the pattern.

Other: AC JFK Remarks alphabet stickers, Colorbox Cat’s Eye Black ink, Heidi Swapp bling, Michael’s black bling, DCWV graph paper, Queen & Co felt bee.

I love taking my punches and using them in a unique way. Cut your punched scraps, rotate them, double punch them. They don’t have to be plain and boring…they can be fun, unique and intersting!

Thanks for stopping by today.

16 Comments

  1. This is such a super fun layout! Love the zig zags!

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  2. such a cool idea for the chevron!! also, looove the twine around your pictures!

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  3. Awesome layout and design, Tammy. Thank you for showing how you made the chevrons. I’ll have to try this. 🙂

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  4. I love the look of your layout with those big, bold chevrons! Thanks for the tips – I will have to give them a try – onto my Pinterest now!

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  5. love the pattern paper!! super fun!

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  6. Fantastic tip on making chevron! I had never thought about doing it this way – thanks for the tip. Great layout, love the overall clean look of it!
    Jasmine
    alittledabofglue.blogspot

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  7. Oh my gosh, what a great idea! Love how they turned out. I was just thinking yesterday that I needed to buy some more punches, but maybe not. I can just use my old ones! Haha!

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  8. What a great idea on the triangles for the chevron pattern…great tip.

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  9. Another great layout. Love the chevron pattern you put together 🙂

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  10. So Cool! I’ve been trying to figure out how to get chevrons on my pages and you just showed me how.

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  11. Love your cool Floridian colors! I’m going to have to give this one a try.

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  12. Your chevrons look great – I need to try this if I can find time in my craft room soon. I’m catching up on some blog reading today while I have a few minutes before weekend company arrives! The smaller photos matted on black work perfect with this layout.

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  13. Beautiful chevrons Tammy and what an clever way of making them!

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  14. This is awesome! What an easy way to make chevrons! I love the design too, with the three photos in the upper half of the page. Nice touch with the twine too!

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  15. This is really cool! Thank you so much for the tutorial! I have the very same stack!! I love your layout, too!!

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