My fake pumpkins and gourds needed a make over for my neutral piano display. Book pages are a favorite of mine lately. Burlap, can't go wrong! And I covered two with a black and white chevron Washi tape.
Cut the burlap into strips that are narrow at each end. Mod podge under and over.
Same with the book pages.
It works well in smaller pieces too, for a little different look.
I didn't take any pictures doing the black and white Chevron washi tape. Honestly I wasn't sure they would look good, but I really like them! They look great on my piano! See how I made the SPOOKY banner here.