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Simple craft with Scotch® Expressions! + GIVEAWAY

Every year in preparation for the school year to begin I take it upon myself to get systemised. Not just the back to school equipment or the kids’ school station for bags, notes and homework; I do it with almost everything around the home and my office. It’s the time to clear out, tidy, stock up on supplies and most importantly get organised for the busy year ahead. If you’re anything like me then by the New Year you want new colours to freshen up your home, new accessories, something a little different than the year before. Unfortunately budget doesn’t always allow and so you either improvise, leave it the same until such time as you can change it or use the Scotch® Expressions Tape range to Make it Amazing! I wanted to share with you some wonderfully creative things you could do with a few simple items however time didn’t permit and so I’ve put together a few smaller projects that can be done in an afternoon to help you organised, add some colour and get ready for the year ahead.

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With a few basic supplies your only limits are your imagination (and time). Get yourself some Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape, Scotch® Expressions Packaging Tape, scissors, whatever you would to make over and your creativity. As you can see I have added a new pen holder to my desk because my pen collection is getting a little out of control; it took approx. 10 minutes to make and got my desk tidier instantly.

pen cup

I added some colour to a photo frame that has one of my favourite photos in it to bring a little bit of life to the bench that it sits on. Again this only took a couple of strips of Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape, my photo frame and about 2 minutes of my time.


Finding somewhere to store necklaces, hair bands, hair ribbons for school, etc. so they don’t get tangled can be hard so I use a wooden coat hanger and let them hang straight in my closet. Since the old wooden hanger isn’t much to look at I thought I’d jazz it up a little and make it fun. This took me about 20 minutes (I was watching TV at the time so it could have been done faster if I wasn’t preoccupied) and all I needed was some Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape, Scotch® Expressions Packaging Tape and some scissors. According to my boys my phone case was plain and boring as well so they created something full of life for me.

coat hanger phone

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Food labelling

The uses don’t end there though and as you can see I also use it to mark food containers with dates, the boys had a blast creating images with Scotch® Expressions Tape and I have even seen someone make business card holders with it so I think it goes without saying the possibilities are endless! For more information, ideas and inspiration on what you can create go to the Scotch Facebook page ( Australia and New Zealand ). You will also find a great giveaway being run over there which requires you to upload your creations using Scotch® Expressions Tape and show how you ‘Make it Amazing’ for your chance to win 1 of 7 iPad Minis! *5 iPad Minis available in Australia and 2 in New Zealand.

In addition to that I am also running a giveaway for 3x Mad Mummas readers!


Giveaway ~ I have 3x Prize packs containing: 1x Scotch® Expression Packaging Tape Roll, 2x Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape Refills to giveaway to 3x deserving Mad Mummas readers.


To enter all you have to do is follow the instructions on the rafflecopter below.

1.Winner is decided based on skill and chance plays no part.

2.Australian residents only! Sorry everyone else.

3.The mandatory instructions MUST be completed or your entry will be void!

**As the winners are chosen based on skill and not chance; you will be sharing for 0 extra entries. It’s good karma though and I’d love you to share the giveaway with friends and family**

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Disclosure: This a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.

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  1. Nicola James
    02/02/2014 / 1:18 pm

    All my craft storage boxes need brightening and using Scotch Expressions tape, I can make them pop and tell which is which at a glance!

  2. Shell
    02/02/2014 / 2:04 pm

    I would make amazing a coffee table,
    And bring it back to life if I am able,
    Splashes of colours to make it pop,
    And stuck together to stop its rock.

  3. Lidya
    02/02/2014 / 3:09 pm

    I want to make amazing my journals. There are so many decorations and designs you can do with these tapes to make your journal unique and stand out.

    Another thing that I want to make amazing is envelopes that I send to my mail art buddies. We send each other mails of unique arts that we create. It’s such a great way too meet like minded people who like arts and crafts.

  4. Narelle Rock
    02/02/2014 / 5:58 pm

    I would love to make an amazing desk, with so much room for storage, plenty of space for all my stationary, a iPod docking station, calendar and all the crafty bits and pieces that my kids give to me on a weekly basis.

  5. Sharon Fawcett
    02/02/2014 / 6:30 pm

    My workspace/desk at work to take away for the boring mundaness of everyday sitting in front of my computer tapping away at the keyboard.

  6. Kaz Purtill-Wright
    02/02/2014 / 10:31 pm

    I want to tidy up our technology charger cord storer (isn’t that a mouthful). With 2 adults, a teenager and a tween, we have many tablets, phones, iDevices, and cameras and we store all the chargers in one spot so they don’t ‘get lost’, problem is, it’s an absolute disaster, but more than that, it is boring and plain, it could do with some pretty-ness

  7. Jo kennedy
    03/02/2014 / 9:41 am

    I have been potting herbs for kids school fundraiser,in cheap little terracotta pots a band of this tape around the top would make them stand out,And may make them sell quicker.

  8. JenG
    03/02/2014 / 12:29 pm

    I’d make my messy kitchen pantry amazing with lots of labels and colour-coding so I can find everything quickly!

  9. Belinda Moxey
    03/02/2014 / 12:34 pm

    I’d like to make the boxes in my open storage cubes amazing, a real highlight for the room

  10. Nadine
    03/02/2014 / 12:58 pm

    My sewing room so needs a ‘makeover’ A little decluttering and organisation, and some fantastic Scotch Expressions products will ensure everything has a place and everything is in its place!

  11. Charlotte L.
    03/02/2014 / 1:31 pm

    I’d decorate some plain storage containers to make bright funky additions for my daughter’s room!

  12. Graham Buckingham
    03/02/2014 / 1:51 pm

    I have 3 boys and 3 girls and I would love to make their bedrooms amazing and very creative

  13. Nicole kent
    03/02/2014 / 2:01 pm

    I’d scrapbook my babies books – their first 12 months. I’d use bright colours and keep a record of their milestones! I would ‘Make it Amazing’ with Scotch!

  14. Cheryl Moulton
    03/02/2014 / 2:48 pm

    I have boxes of stationery, books, information brochures for my volunteer work teaching English to refugees and for the Village where I live, everything needs to be itemised, clearly marked with an efficient storage system, using Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape, Scotch® Expressions Packaging Tape everything will be marked and stored in an easy to navigate stystem

  15. Cathy Stone
    03/02/2014 / 3:01 pm

    I would love to make my plain glass vase amazing. Using the tape I could cut different shapes, triangles, squares, and circles and would stick these on the vase. It would take the vase from boring to fabulous and would definately be a striking centrepiece on the dining table giving it the wow factor.

  16. Sue
    03/02/2014 / 4:59 pm


  17. Jodie Louw
    03/02/2014 / 5:37 pm

    My husbands fishing reels are in need of being tagged. I have made all little soft bags for them to protect them but now he doesn’t know which one is which (and he has soooo many!).

  18. Amanda Gorton
    04/02/2014 / 4:42 am

    Photos from family holidays could tell a magical, memorable story,
    with scotch expression to arrange them in all their glory!

  19. Fiona
    04/02/2014 / 11:14 am

    My home office, it seriously need a makeover!

  20. Chont
    04/02/2014 / 3:09 pm

    Every day boring cupboards and drawers, photo frames, anything and everything that needs a splash of colour.

  21. Katherine Ryan
    04/02/2014 / 5:52 pm

    I’d love to use the tape to decorate small glass tealight holders, photo frams, to label keys so we can tell them apart, to label pencils and add some pizazz and probably to make some new eyebrows and moustaches (let’s be honest here).

  22. Melissa Jones
    04/02/2014 / 9:29 pm

    I would love to make bunk bed look amazing. Plain pine frames look not too bad, but kids need something terrific to boost their imagination and cheer them up. It would be fantastic to wake up in a colorful ‘nest’, which gives kids a brilliant start and fabulous ending of a day.

  23. Phillipa Giltay
    04/02/2014 / 9:31 pm

    I’d make the kids scrapbooks amazing, I’m in the process of scrapbooking all of their school work from last year!

  24. Julie Lee
    05/02/2014 / 11:32 am

    I want to refurbish some large wooden picture frames and I think the Scotch designed tapes would be a quick easy but cute way to upgrade the old frames!

  25. DIANA O
    05/02/2014 / 1:00 pm

    My life!! To turn it from bland to grand would be utterly amazing 🙂

  26. Di
    05/02/2014 / 1:02 pm

    Every bit of creativity I turn my hand too I would love to make amazing. I’m a perfectionist, so second best just isn’t good enough for me.

  27. Rachel
    05/02/2014 / 3:00 pm

    Transfer our garden into a playful wonderland for the children. Having completed renovations and now working with a blank canvas for the backyard, I plan to get some incite from the likes of Better Homes & Gardens magazines and busy ourselves building and transforming into a activity play area with treehouse, swings and sunken trampoline area; raised garden beds for colourful planting of seasonal vegetables and flowers; matchbox car track in the grass for our car mad Mr 10. Where to we stop – when we run out of space and puff. Thankfully we were able to save our mature trees, so a kids obstacle course and fairy path/garden meandering through the trees are also on the agenda. Having already laid out plans from the magazines to refer to spurs us on. We plan to MAKE THIS AMAZING.

  28. Abby Lee
    06/02/2014 / 12:36 am

    I want to make my Christmas Thank You cards amazing!

  29. Kim
    06/02/2014 / 9:55 pm

    I want to brighten up all my work stuff, folders, pencil holders etc at work

  30. Karen Edwards
    07/02/2014 / 11:51 am

    My office space is totally boring its long over due for a makeover

  31. Sarah Armstrong
    08/02/2014 / 10:31 pm

    I’d love to make my kids rooms amazing, to encourage them to play in their bedrooms instead of under my feet.

  32. Nicole W
    09/02/2014 / 2:54 pm

    I want to make my Daughter’s weekends AMAZING and fun with Scotch Expressions!

  33. Barbara Fehmel
    09/02/2014 / 3:36 pm

    I want to make AMAZING Christmas and Birthday cards. with Scotch they will be perfect.

  34. daniela barbaro
    10/02/2014 / 1:12 pm

    i want to make the grease themed birthday party for my kids aaaaa mmmmaaaazzzing,its gonna be hard but i wanna get it right

  35. Falon Downing
    11/02/2014 / 7:35 am

    LIFE 🙂

  36. Crystal McFarlane
    11/02/2014 / 11:15 am

    make my childrens bags, toys and clothes as unique and individual as each of them

  37. Angela Hogan
    11/02/2014 / 6:46 pm

    my life

  38. Karen Kemp
    11/02/2014 / 9:31 pm

    Well I would say I would make me amazing BUT I already am! So I would make my kids school books look amazing.

  39. kathryn
    12/02/2014 / 1:08 pm

    the classrooms i work in as teacher aide

  40. Sonya Blyton
    14/02/2014 / 9:29 am

    My Picture Frames, they are pretty bland and could do with a revamp to make them pop with colour like the photos do!!

  41. 15/02/2014 / 12:25 pm

    I have a spiral bound book that contain my house budget, my weekly grocery list, meal plans and bills that need to be paid. I would be lost with out but it is only a cheap spiral bound notebook with the orginal officemax cover on the front. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to make it look AMAZING!

  42. 16/02/2014 / 6:20 am

    I would stick post it notes all around my office telling the wife to not touch things when she comes in and moves things when cleaning, she is a real wreck it ralph

  43. Michelle Gray
    16/02/2014 / 7:30 am

    My kids “memories” books, a snapshot of the special moments in their lives.

  44. Nik
    16/02/2014 / 8:23 am

    My sister just officially came out. I’ve known forever that she was gay, but it’s a huge step for her to say it out loud and claim her place and I am UNBELIEVABLY proud of her. She lives in a 2 story townhouse and I’d love to “make amazing” her staircase. I’d like to turn it into a pride rainbow all the way from the ground floor to the top of the bannister. I want to let her know that I not only accept her.. but I CELEBRATE her.

  45. Lynsey S
    16/02/2014 / 3:03 pm

    I’d create an incredible craft station,
    colourful and full of inspiration!
    A special place in which to create,
    without leaving the house in a state.
    Stationery, books, craft supplies,
    all irresistible to an artists’ eyes!

  46. Jessica Ashbrooke
    16/02/2014 / 4:16 pm

    Definatley in the kitchen for all my jars of condiments that I usually have to an off vise I don’t know what’s what

  47. 16/02/2014 / 4:37 pm

    My flash units for my camera! I’m so tired of confusing mine for everyone else’s at a glance… and I’m looking at expanding my collection to three – so do I do them the same? Or different?

  48. Elisabetta
    16/02/2014 / 9:38 pm

    I’d love this to make a scrapbook of things my daughter does etc.

  49. nicole larsen
    17/02/2014 / 12:35 pm

    Would love to make some pretty and amazing pictures for my daughters room

  50. Jodie Harlow
    17/02/2014 / 12:39 pm

    Scotch comes to the rescue every time, be it for weddings, parties, anything. Art and craft also take on new meanings and scotch has saved my sanity more than once!

  51. Tamara Lamb
    17/02/2014 / 6:25 pm

    My kids school stationery and books! Time for them to stand out!

  52. Alicia
    17/02/2014 / 8:11 pm

    My desk and filing cabinet. It is all so boring!

  53. Kirsten W
    17/02/2014 / 8:35 pm

    My boobs!

  54. Leah
    18/02/2014 / 11:07 am

    A little of this and little of that – could I make my toddlers tantrums more AMAZING?

  55. Michelle
    18/02/2014 / 7:41 pm

    I would love to use the Colourful Expression tape on wooden pegs. I use wooden pegs all the time for the kids literacy/numeracy/art and craft/recognising colour activities.

  56. Patrick Johnson
    19/02/2014 / 12:09 pm

    We want to add some more colour to the new baby’s room!

  57. Judith Senese
    19/02/2014 / 12:21 pm

    An amazing piece of wall art, to brighten up our dreary boring walls.

  58. Kathryn C
    19/02/2014 / 9:49 pm

    I would love to dress up my storage boxes

  59. Candice E
    19/02/2014 / 9:58 pm

    I would spruce up our home study,
    and brighten up this boring room.
    With Scotch it will look fantastic,
    A makeover……boom!!

  60. Laura Scriven
    20/02/2014 / 7:39 am

    Meals labelled for those weeknights,
    Knowing when frozen would be a delight.
    Unknown food for dinner,
    Isn’t always a winner.

  61. Kate Y
    20/02/2014 / 8:54 am

    My kids’ lunchboxes need some wow!
    Scotch Expressions shows me how,
    Someone without a crafty gene,
    Can still make old things gleam!

  62. 20/02/2014 / 9:33 am

    my desk needs to be made amazing to help inspire my studies

  63. Charlotte
    20/02/2014 / 11:11 am

    I really really want to make my life amazing, but that starts with good organisation, so I desperately need Scotch expressions to kick-start me to an organised life by jazzing up my diary and making it something I want to use!

    Thanks for the chance, looks like fun! 🙂

  64. jarree shelverton
    20/02/2014 / 11:30 am

    “Easter Bonnet Hat”

    “please spend some time and make a creative hat with your child.”

    ‘Easter Bonnet Hat’ Challange ‘MAKE – AMAZING’ Accecpted!

  65. Megan Higgs
    20/02/2014 / 7:53 pm

    A big blue cupboard in my sons bedroom, it is in dire need of a makeover and I’d love to make it AMAZING with Scotch.

  66. L Conroy
    20/02/2014 / 9:01 pm

    I’m such a stationery freak, I would love this pack to make my storage and organisation fun and funky

  67. Sharyn
    20/02/2014 / 9:08 pm

    me – oh thats right, i already am amazing lol :). i would say my study desk which is an absolute pigsty so this might give me an incentive to clean it up then brighten it up 🙂

  68. susan banyard
    20/02/2014 / 10:07 pm

    This would be awesome for my boys and me for our weekend craft fun we dont have much yet so this sure would help.

    • susan banyard
      20/02/2014 / 10:08 pm

      We could make our own amazing birthday cards

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