Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Put on a Tea Party with Deflecto Storage and Frames!

Who doesn't love a tea party? I have created a tea caddy, a table setting caddy and tea menu using Deflecto's storage cubes and frame. Read on and I will show you how I made them!

First up is the tea caddy.  I started out with a four drawer storage cube and decoupaged it with vintage tissue paper and paper flowers that I made.

You will need these supplies to get started:

Deflecto Stackable Cube Organizer 4 Drawer #350301CR
Deflecto Stackable Cube Organizer "X" Divider #350301CR
Deflecto Clear 4 x 6 Craft Frame #59750CR
Tissue paper with a pretty pattern
Cardstock to make the flowers
Dimensional Adhesive dots
Paper punches or die cuts:  Circles: 1-3/4". 1-1/2" & 1"
Royale Coat decoupage medium
Dimensional Magic (for flowers)
1" flat paint brush or sponge brush
Paper plates, paper towels, water bucket

1.  Get started by taking a sheet of your chosen tissue paper and wadding it up into a ball.  Smooth it back out into a flat sheet, but leave in the wrinkles!  Cut a 6" wide piece of tissue, x the full length of the sheet. Apply decoupage medium to one side of the cube and press one end of the tissue paper into the wet medium. Make sure to line up all of the edges.  Repeat around the entire Cube.  Cut extra and repeat the process if you need to.  Gently smooth the paper with your hands.  Allow to dry and then apply a top coat of the decoupage medium.  Allow to dry thoroughly.

Make the flowers or other embellishments you may be using.  I punched out the circles from the various colored cardstock.  Everything shown was cut from the circles, layered and adhered using the dimensional adhesive tabs.

I created the menu on the computer and embellished the frame with the flowers.  Each is attached with a dimensional adhesive.
The X-Divider Cube has the tissue paper decoupaged to it as for the 4-drawer cube.  After it is dry; attach the embellishment to the top corner as shown. There are now four divided areas to place napkins, table service, stirrers, straws, etc.

The teapot shown in the vignette below is one I made in a ceramics class years ago.  It 's hard to find a shop where it is possible to purchase greenware and craft your own ceramic pieces these days.

I hope you got some inspiration here today and will try decorating some storage cubes and frames. There are many patterns in tissue paper these days, and your imagination is the only limit.

Products used can be purchased at Amazon.com, or you can click HERE and enter your zip code to see where you can purchase Deflecto Craft products near you.

Thanks for stopping by!  

Make sure to take time to enjoy the small blessings along the way and

Live Life with a Flourish!


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