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modern wood and wire ornaments

I’ve been having too much fun playing with wooden beads, wire and pom poms this year, designing new tree ornaments. The teardrop shaped baubles from last week turned out so cute, I just kept right on trying different combinations! I knew I wanted to create a modern ornament this year with wire and wooden beads, and I am so happy with how these pieces look.  They are fairly easy to make, if you’ve got strong fingers and some patience, and don’t require…

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Modern Nordic inspired ornaments

I am waaaay behind on Christmas this year.  We had a bit of a tree fiasco, and it’s put a bit of a delay on the Holiday decorating.  I seem to suddenly be allergic to everything, and after one day of having our beautiful real tree I was in full sick mode.  We moved it to the front porch, were it will still get lit up, and started searching for a fake tree. To be honest, I was a little…

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WINNER WINNER!

We have a winner, folks!  April B, thanks for participating YOU are the winner of the Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape Collection!  I will contact you via email to set up delivery of your goodies! Thank you to all who participated!…

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GOLD DIPPED

Dipped furniture is still one of my current favorite design trends. The splash of color or contrast on the legs is such a minimal way to add interest to a furniture piece. Items appear to have been literally ‘dipped’ in paint! Here, I’ve recreated that vibe using Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape. sourcing: 1.) bench: ikea   2.) rug: target canada – discontinued  3.) frames: jysk  4.) bins and planter: homesense  5.) bag: better life bags   To learn how to recreate this…

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It’s a giveaway!

For the very first time on the LND blog I am giving away a prize package to one lucky winner!  I have had a whole lotta fun getting creative with Scotch™ Expressions™ for the last few years, and have put together a collection of my most favourite patterns and colors for one of my readers. For the rest of the month of December enter for a chance to win this collection of my favourite tapes! To enter, simply fill in your name…

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Holiday Warm Up Station

Travelling to see friends and family over the Holiday season can leave guests with a bit of a chill in our Canadian winters, but it wouldn’t be Christmas without the snow! Offering your visitors a warm beverage is such a lovely way to welcome guests, and is one of my favorite winter traditions. Hot chocolate with whip cream, coffee, tea, hot apple cider…..I love them ALL! This warm up station created with the help of Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape is such…

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Mini Trees for the Mantel

Gathering around the warmth of a fire, or setting stockings out in anticipation of a jolly visitor are great Canadian traditions at Christmas time. I love a good mantel display so we’ve created one with Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape! These mini trees were designed using simple materials then decked out with Scotch™ Expressions™ holiday tapes. The classic reds and greens have a nordic patterning that inspired this Scandinavian holiday look. The luxurious sparkle of the Scotch™ Expressions™ Magic™ Tape in Gold…

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Polka-dot Door

This project with Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape really lets creativity shine! The back of a door becomes an oversized canvas when you let loose with your favorite tape colors and patterns. This bedroom door design adds huge visual interest inside the room when the door is shut. The polka dot pattern used here is bold and fun, but there are so many designs you could incorporate! sourcing: 1.) vase, small planter: homesense 2.)large black frame: jysk   To learn how to…

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Mirror Mirror: DIY Detail

Does your bedroom mirror need a little POW? Scotch™ Expressions™ Tapes provide the perfect medium when getting creative with your décor. This mirror gets a unique frame with ease and becomes much more than your basic frameless version. sourcing: 1.) glass dish, vase, Eiffel tower, decorative semi-precious stone: homesense 2.) pink tray: target Canada (discontinued) 3.) mirror: ikea 4.) brass flower: vintage   To learn how to recreate this mirror visit the Scotch® Brand Style Blog for the full tutorial,…

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Side Table Decals

Taking something ordinary and turning it into something distinct is the root of all DIY! This project is fit for even the most tentative DIYers. A few pieces of Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape is all it takes to turn this Ikea Lack side table into a much more detailed version of its former self. And as always the best part of DIYing with Scotch™ Expressions™ Tapes is the repositionable product. Mess it up? Just peel and re-place! Change your décor? Update…

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