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#Handmade Holidays, Holiday Crafts with STAPLES office supplies

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Scottie Dog Art, #HandmadeHolidays, Holiday Decor Hacks with STAPLES, DIY Christmas Decor, Handmade Holiday Decor, Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll, Plaid Washi Tape, Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Red Buffalo Plaid,Recently I was asked if I would be interested in taking a little shopping spree at Staples and make some fun and festive holiday decor out of my findings, to which I answered “YES, please!” I shop at Staples very regularly so I was already pretty familiar with the great products they have there, but it was fun to peruse the shelves with a new task in mind – making some fabulous holiday decor that I will want to see year after year. If you read this post on my Tartanware collection than you know that plaid is near and dear to my heart. When I came upon a red Buffalo Plaid washi tape by Scott brand, I knew I wanted to work with it somehow. I've actually not done a lot with washi tape in the past – I know lots of folks have but it just didn't grab me before. Well, I can tell you, I am now a big, big fan! (Stay tuned for another fun washi project in another upcoming post!).

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I also have a growing collection of Scottie dogs. They are mostly little statues or carvings and I thought a piece of Scottie dog art that can hang on the wall or sit on the table would be a great addition to my collection, and one made out of plaid washi tape – well, that's just even cuter! For this project I used a frame, a couple pages from a dictionary, and washi tape all from Staples! I also googled Scottie Dog clipart, found an image I liked and printed it out.

SUPPLIES:
5 x 7 Frame
Dictionary
Scott brand Red Buffalo Check Plaid washi tape
silhouette clip art image of a Scottie dog

Make your own Scottie Dog art with supplies from Staples Office Supply, #HomemadeHolidays, Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer CarrollSTEP 1:
Gather your supplies, print out the silhouette image that you want to cover in washi tape on plain computer paper. You could use card stock, but I found that plain printer paper worked fine.

STEP 2:
Cut out the image. In this case, I wanted to show-off his slightly shaggy hair so I made sure to cut carefully to show off the points of his furry coat.

STEP 3:
Cover the cut-out image with washi tape. Align tape pattern if you wish.

STEP 4:
Turn image over so that you can now cut the tape away from the paper image to reveal your adorable plaid Scottie dog!

STEP 5:
Turning this into art is the simplest step of all, open the back of the frame and simply center the doggie image on the glass and place a couple of pieces of dictionary paper – I used the page with the definition of “dog,” I couldn't resist! – behind him and close the frame. Voila!!

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So simple, but so cute!

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I had so much fun with the washi tape that I also pulled together these cute projects in mere minutes!

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With just a bit of jute, some round felt furniture pads, washi tape, and more dictionary paper you can also whip up a crafty book page and plaid garland!

Simply unroll the amount of jute that you desire, then remove the sticker backing from one of the furniture pads and attach it to the jute. Then cover the exposed “sticky” side with either washi tape or dictionary paper. I traced the pad onto the dictionary paper to make it easy to cut out little circles. For the tape, I just stuck a couple of pieces on and cut it out on the circles, like I did the Scottie dog in the first project at the top of the page.

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It's a darling accent with my collection of antique red books.

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I even gussied up a couple of milk bottles (these particular ones weren't bought at Staples, but a quick search on their site revealed that they do carry a couple of styles online!) with Washi tape and made cute little plaid flags for some striped paper straws (you can order the straws on their website if the local store doesn't happen to stock them) too! Now even Santa is going to enjoy all the plaid fun!

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I hope you are inspired to visit your local Staples store or hop over to their website and see what you can create too! You will be delighted to see some of the super-awesome gift ideas they have in stock right now too. I'm going to share some great gift finds that I scooped up with you later this week! So please, stay tuned!

'til then, happy crafting and Happy Celebrating!

Jennifer Carroll. Celebrating Everyday Life blog

Disclaimer: I was compensated for writing this post but all opinions and projects are 100% mine.

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6 Comments

  1. How cute!! You do all the leg work and we reap the benefits — that is an excellent idea. I didn’t know there was such a thing a Washi tape until just recently. Now when I go into the store I know what to look for. Oh the possibilities!! I just love the plaid. I have several yards of Stewart plaid in a light wool ( our last name is Stewart) and I’m trying to figure out what to do with it. Thank you for the inspiration — big hugs!

  2. What cute ideas. Love them.

  3. I am perfectly, plaid-ly speechless! My response when I saw that little scottie: “Awwwww!” Also adore those Union Jack Christmas tree ornaments. This is my kind of holiday!

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