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One Chair – Two Ways: Dotted Burst

Today we’ve taken a relatively common chair and changed the look using just Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape. This piece from Ikea gets a bold polka dot pattern taking it from plain to pretty in a few easy steps. Creating an accent piece for any room becomes a piece of cake with Scotch™ Expressions™! The polka dot is such a fun and playful pattern, a classic that works with so many décors. This piece would be perfect in a bedroom, or a…

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A Thanksgiving Spread

With guests coming and going over the holiday, it’s nice to have a little to nibble on before the main event. Why not create a beautiful table spread for your guests to graze this year! This cheese plate was easy to pull together simply using my existing cutting boards and Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape. The chalkboard tape is such an awesome product! You can use it to create a pattern and label the goodies you have laid out so everyone knows…

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DIY Boys Room Decor

Make an impact in a boys room by transforming a plain white dresser into something a little more unique. The line of Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape helps to do just that! This repositionable tape allows those creative juices to flow with inspiring colors and patterns. Here I’ve used the Scotch™ Expressions™ Washi tape in Gold, and the Scotch™ Expressions™ Magic tape in Green to create a military look. The colors are reminiscent of camouflage and the chevrons resemble a military badge.…

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Drop Zone: Organization for Family Life

Back to school is an exciting time of year, and comes with changes in schedules for all family members. It seems everyone walks in the door and drops everything after a long day. Voila, you can have a bit of a mess on your hands. Creating a designated area for everyone’s stuff helps keep things in order and the mess under control. This Drop Zone station features areas that help organize and streamline everyone’s, schedules, homework, and lives! sourcing: 1.)…

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Summer Patio Fiesta

Looking for a way to add some flare to your summer party? It’s easier than you’d think. This project takes your summer patio into party mode by adding bits of Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape to your existing tableware. sourcing: 1.) plates and cups: PC outdoor dishes at Loblaws 2.) metal trays, small wood lid pots, large drink dispensers, table runner: Homesense 3.) chip basket: Michaels 4.) salsa dish: Walmart The feature of this bright patio party are the mini piñatas at…

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Forever Flowers

Flowers have always been a perfect gift for Mom on Mothers Day.  It’s spring and there are so many lovely bouquets to choose from!  Unfortunately we only get to enjoy them for a little while before they wilt away. This Mothers Day let the kids construct a bouquet that will last forever!  This simple craft lets little ones get creative using Scotch® Brand Expressions Tape to make flowers in whatever color and pattern they can come up with. sourcing: 1.) vase…

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DIY IKAT ART

The Ikat is a traditional fabric with a rich history.  Its name originates from the Malaysian word meaning ‘to tie’, due to the technique used to create these vibrant textiles.  The pattern has been making a big splash in the design world for a few years now,  and here’s a way to incorporate that bohemian vibe into your own home. sourcing: 1.) frame – Jysk (similar)  2.) desk – Jysk  3.) chair – structube  4.) lamp – target canada  5.) bowls – west…

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I heart wall art

With Valentines Day just around the corner, and winter still holding on tight, why not bring some cheer into your decor?  This temporary wall art celebrates the day of love by adding a little bit of rose coloured art to any space. sourcing: 1. lamp, storage box, plant pot: Homesense  2. vase, gold tortoise shell box: Target Canada   By cutting Scotch® Brand Expressions tape into squares you can create this pixel heart with ease.  You choose the size, shape…

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NEW YEAR: 2015

After the usual whirlwind of the Christmas holidays, New Years Eve is just around the corner.  It seems many have given up on the lavish dinner out, followed by long lines waiting for that special NYE themed drink.  I say, what better way to share ringing in the new year with friends and family than a more intimate get together at home?  What about the decor, you say?  We’ve got that covered.  Scotch® Brand Expressions tape easily adds just the…

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Holiday Gift Wrap: Traditional

These gifts are all decked out in a traditional red and green theme.  Only have some plain old shipping paper left to use? NO PROBLEM!  Scotch® Brand Expressions Tape turns a simple package into something special with just a few strips of carefully placed tape! sourcing: 1.) shipping paper: Scotch® Postal Wrapping Paper   2.) yarn, bakers twine, gift tag, glitter: Michaels   This project also incorporates Scotch® Double Sided Transparent Tape.  Combined with the glitter of your choice you can…

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