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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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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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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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Geometric Wall Art for Teens

Kids rooms are always a great place to break from the norm and create truly unique spaces. This bedroom for a young teen stretches a big bold pattern across one wall in the space, adding movement and interesting visual flow. Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape makes designing wall art easy with its repositionable nature and huge range of colors and patterns! sourcing: 1.) bed: ikea 2.) shelves: jysk 3.) light: ikea 4.) bedding: west elm 5.) curtains, pillows and decorative items: homesense…

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DIY Spooky Sign

There seem to be far fewer limits when decorating for Halloween. From quaint and cozy, to downright ghoulish, Halloween décor might just be the most fun to create! The technique used with Scotch™ Expressions™ tape in this project lets you design a piece fit for any spooky décor, you choose the content! sourcing: 1.) pumpkins: homesense 2.) wooden sign: michaels 3.) florals: michaels   To learn how to recreate this spooky sign visit the Scotch® Brand Style Blog for the…

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A Knitted Arch

Bring out your sweaters! The cool weather is here to stay for a little while. I love the traditional patterns found in knits, and these Canadian cold seasons give us loads of time to wear them! But what if we could add that long loved motif somewhere in the home? This project with Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape does just that by incorporating a fresh and funky knitted look on an archway.     By cutting squares from the Scotch™ Expressions™ Masking…

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A Sunny Bench

This clean lined bench gets a sunny make-over with Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape, that helps it blend seamlessly into the decor of the space. sourcing: 1.)bedding: west elm  2.) bench: ikea  3.) sheep skin rug: ikea  4.) drapery: rona The bench was given a subtle diamond pattern to mirror the pattern on the accent pillows.  By adding the gold and yellow patterned tape, the bench becomes a unique piece that works with other elements in the room and becomes a featured…

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One Chair – Two Ways: Herringbone

The first post in this series took a relatively common chair and changed the look using just Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape.  Today we’re doing it again, but creating a completely different design! This chair is right at home sitting at a desk, with the pattern focused primarily down the back of the chair. I love how the pattern of this tape is so bold against the white version of the Ikea chair! sourcing: 1.) desk(discontinued) and frames: jysk 2.) chair: ikea…

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