Monday, September 21, 2020

Throwing a Mermaid Party

 A good party all starts with the cake, or in this case, the CUPCAKES!

Design team member Erin Reed recently threw her daughter a Mermaid themed birthday party. Her daughter wanted to make fancy cupcakes with mermaid tails and sea stars on them and cute sprinkles, so the theme all revolved around this idea of bubbles and mermaid tails.

Erin used the 3-Tier Desert Stand for the cupcakes. It fit great with the theme and was so easy to put together.

Erin wanted to dress up the cupcake stand a bit, so she grabbed some washi tape to match from her Small Three-Drawer Organizer.

Fun homemade party picks and lots of yummy sprinkles helped make this party special. Erin's daughter had such a blast, and she says it was the best party ever!

You can see more of Erin's Mermaid Party here.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Buffalo Plaid Wood Slice Pumpkin

How to Make a Buffalo Plaid Wood Slice Pumpkin

Nothing says "Warm and Cozy Fall" like Buffalo Plaid and Pumpkins.  

Add them together for a cute Fall Home D├ęcor project.

Featured Storage:

Materials Used:

  • 7″-8″ Unfinished Round Wood Tree Slice
  • Acrylic Paint:  Orange Twist, Off White, Light Gray
  • 1″ Removable Painters Tape 
  • Paintbrush
  • Fine Grit Sandpaper or Extra Fine Grit Sanding Sponge
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Small “Home” Wood Word
  • Raffia, Ribbon, Button, and Twine


  • Paint the inside of the wood slice with orange acrylic paint. Leave the outer bark showing.

  • Add strips of painter’s tape onto the wood slice to make stripes.  Rub your finger over the tape to make sure that the tape is securely on the wood and has no gaps.
  • Paint inside the stripes with a thin coat of off white acrylic paint.  Be careful not to apply the paint too thick.   Only one thin coat of paint is needed.
  • Remove painter’s tape.
  • Allow paint to fully dry before continuing to the next step.

  • Rotate the frame 180° and apply the tape in the opposite direction. Make sure the tape is securely down.
  • Paint additional stripes with a light coat of light gray acrylic paint.

  • Remove the painter’s tape. Allow the paint to dry.
  • Lightly sand the wood slice. Sanding brings out the wood-grain and helps to hide any little imperfections.
  • Wipe with a clean cloth.

  • Cut a small 2″ piece from a tree branch to use for the stem.
  • I also used a “home” wood word picked up at the craft store for my pumpkin.
  • Hot glue the stem onto the top of the pumpkin.  Hot glue the word “Home” on the front of the pumpkin.

  • To give the Pumpkin a little extra support, I hot glued a small wood piece (cut from an old scrabble tray) to the back of the pumpkin.  Because the wood slice is not perfectly round, you may have to offset it a bit.
  • Tie raffia around the stem and hot glue a small button bow with faux fall berries onto the pumpkin
The Buffalo Plaid Wood Slice Pumpkin was created by Design Team Member Sue Eldred.
For more fun projects visit her Sue's blog here.

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Monday, August 31, 2020

Back to School Teacher Gift

Back to School Teacher Gift filled with school supplies is a perfect and thoughtful present.

This year school might look a bit different with in-person and virtual learning options.  Everyone is adjusting as the new school year begins.  It is good to remember to be kind.  The teachers are struggling just as much as the students are, so let’s show them some love!  

Using the Deflecto® Large 3-Drawer Organizer, fill each drawer with school and art supplies that would be perfect for any teacher to share with their students.

Complete the Teacher Gift with FREE Printable Tags by Design Team Member, Beth Watson.

Wrap your gift up with a bow. Tie a black and white gingham ribbon around both sides of the organizer and tie in the center with a bow, and then add the tags with adhesive.

The Deflecto® Large Three-Drawer Organizer is the perfect addition to any classroom.

This Deflecto® Large Three-Drawer Organizer is 13″ by 13″ by 6.5″ for organizing school supplies, scrapbook papers with embellishments, sewing supplies, knitting supplies, and more. The transparent cube allows full visibility to quickly access what you need. Divided drawers keep everything neat and tidy. Compact, stackable design leaves plenty of room on your work table or desk.

Beth say...I can think of so many ways to fill and gift this Three-Drawer Organizer. Pack with k-cups, flavored creamer and sugar to create a coffee station for a friend with a new home. Load with treats, chocolates and candies to create a candy bar at a bridal shower or birthday party. Fill with greeting cards, tissue papers and bows to create a wrapping station for all occasions. The possibilities are endless!

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Fall Scarecrow Craft for Kids


Craft Stick Scarecrows are a fun and easy kids craft project for Fall. 

Featured Storage:  Deflecto Caddy Storage Tray

Materials Used:

  • Craft Sticks
  • Glue
  • Felt (or construction paper)
  • Scissors
  • Small Flowers
  • Googly Eyes
  • Black Marker
  • Start with all the supplies organized into the Deflecto Caddy Storage Tray.  When the kids can see the supplies they will use, it helps make crafting happier and easier.
  • Pull out seven craft sticks (also known as popsicle sticks) and cut one in half - a parent will need to this part. Set up six sticks in a row, stagger them for a little extra interest, and using kids white school glue use the two half sticks to hold the set of 6 together by gluing them perpendicularly. 

Cut felt (or construction paper) into 3 sections in any fall colors you want. 
The section are the following measurements:
  • Square hat top 3 x 3 inches 
  • Bottom hat section 1 x 4 inches 
  • Hat band 3 x 0.5 inches
  • To finish the scarecrow glue on the googly eyes, triangle nose and draw in the mouth.
The Craft Stick Scarecrows were created by Design Team Member Erin Reed.  
For more fun projects check out Erin's blog here.

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