Friday, April 21, 2017

Personalized Pencil Cup w/Photo Frames Make Great Gifts

Hello, everyone! Nadine here and I love these Pencil Cups w/Photo Frames. You can personalize and decorate them almost anyway you like and they make gifts..... Mother's Day is coming up. ;)


  • Holds two 2-1/4"W x 2-3/4"H (57 x 70 mm) photos to personalize your desk space
  • Conveniently stores pens, pencils, scissors and more
  • Opens 180 degrees allowing multiple configurations to fit your space
  • Cushioned base protects desktop surface
*A portion of Deflecto's pink product proceeds go to the fight against breast cancer.

I had some really old black glitter border stickers that I used and some bling. I then adhered some flowers and added a bling center to them.

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Most Amazing Marker Storage Ever

Y'all,, it's Anita from The Flamingo Chronicals, and I am so excited about the new Interlocking Marker Organizer. It is the most amazing marker storage ever - really. You are going to love it. These will hold every single brand of marker I own. Every-Single-One! The big bonus is they fit right into the Stackable Caddy. Yes, they sure do! They can be used on your desk top in any number of configurations thanks to the dovetail design that allows you to connect them, or pop them into your Stackable Caddy Organizer and hit the road.

You know I love the Stackable Caddy, right? Now I love them even more. The Interlocking Marker Organizer units replace the storage containers that come with the Stackable Caddy. You can trade out one or all of the containers and replace them with markers. You love it, don't you! It is so easy to grab my caddies and head out to crop.

So, I've got some big, fat, markers. The Faber-Castell® PITT artist pens are pretty much the big boys of the art marker world. They are chunky little fellows! They fit right into the slots in the marker organizer. The secret is the flexible material that forms the grid inside the unit. It allows greater flexibility for storing more than one size of marker.

I searched for years for something to store my Tombow® markers in, but they just did not fit into any of the storage options that were on the market. They fit beautifully into the Interlocking Marker Organizer! I ended up putting two markers per slot because they stayed more upright (and looked less messy) this way. Double storage!!

Remember, your options are flexible to meet your needs. Here I used 3 Interlocking Marker Organizer units and the small and medium Organizer Container that came with my Stackable Caddy.

Hop on over to our Pinterest page to see more great storage and craft ideas! 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Pink Pencil Cup for brushes!

Hello, crafty friends! Martha Lucia here to share with you a Deflecto Pink Pencil Cup that I decorated using black vinyl and a butterflies thin lits or die cut. 

I am not a pencil person because I forgot my pencils every where, so I preferred to use my cup to keep and store the brushes that I use on my paper creations. I have two different types of brushes and the cup comes with two different sides so it is perfect for my purpose. 

 The first thing that I made was cut several butterflies using Black Vinyl. I prefer to cut this with my big shot and not use punches because sometimes is hard to cut the vinyl with these and you lose a lot of time. The butterflies that I cut are great because they had designs inside and with the big shot these are enhanced. After I cut the butterflies, I started to paste one by one over the cup, creating a special side pattern. I wanted all the butterflies concentrated over the center of the cup to have a great design when I open it.

   When you turn the cup around, you can see that the inside comes with two spaces or frames that you can use for photos or messages. Of course, I used it for this purpose and decorated the borders with vinyl butterflies too.

  The process was very simple and quick. And the best part is that I can change my design whenever I want. The material of the Deflecto Pink Pencil Cup is easy to clean and durable. And I can also open and close my cup whenever I want! 

 I hope my project inspired you to personalize your Pink Pencil Cup too and be happy every single day! 

 See you soon!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Decorate For Spring With A Storage Carousel Organizer!

Do you like the decorative knobs that are in all the stores these days? They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. I found some ceramic knobs that I really liked and attached them to the top lids of my Deflecto storage bins. The bins on the carousel can be used for many different things. Easter is this month, so I used this carousel for Easter candies and eggs. 

If you decide to add some knobs to your storage you will need a few things to start:

1. Drill with a drill bit to match the size of the screw on your acrylic knob
2. Nut and washers to tighten the knob to the bin
3. Screwdriver to tighten the screw
4. A thick book or magazine (I used an old phone book) to drill on
5. 6 decorative knobs with screws (I chose ceramic knobs)


1. Mark the spot on one lid for knob placement. Place the lid on top of the thick book. It might help to have someone help to hold the lid steady for drilling. Choose the drill bit that matches the size of the screw on the knob. Drill the hole. Repeat for each of the lids that you will be attaching the knobs to.

2. Attach a knob to one lid. Tighten the fit using nut and washers. Check the size of the screw to make sure it is the right size. Repeat for each lid.

3. Fill the bins; replace the lids and enjoy!

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Easter Carousel Basket

Hi, crafters! Monica here and did you know you can turn your Carousel Organizer Carousel 6 Bin into a convenient Easter Bunny Basket?

 1. To make your bunny ears simply take some pipe cleaners in pink and white and fold them over like bunny ears. (I would have used loopy chenille, but Hobby Lobby is closed on Sundays)   

2. Take a wooden dowel or skewer and poke it through the center styrofoam piece that comes with your brand new organizer. This will be used to hold those bunny ears in place. Cover the stick with the pipe cleaners.


Tada instant bunny ears! 

For the remainder, I added some grass and Easter gift items to each container and you can either add a bow or not as seen below. 

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Spring Blooms Pencil Cup

Hi, everybody! Lorrie here with a new spring project for Deflecto Crafts. Is it a nice spring day outside, but you are stuck inside at a desk? Just bring the spring to your office cubicle with this Spring Blooms Pencil Cup!

I started with the Deflecto Pencil Cup with Photo Frames. This little cup not only organizes your pens and pencils, but serves as a way to display your favorite photos.

I gave it some spring flair with patterned washi tape along the top and bottom edges all the way around the cup. How adorable are those little chicks?

I then added some acetate flowers and accented them with buttons from Buttons Galore, using glue dots.

Finally, using a quote card and patterned paper from Fancy Pants Designs along with more flowers and buttons, I decorated the frames on the inside of the cup -- a great place for to show off those pictures of the kids in their new Easter clothes!

This project comes together very quickly and is even easy enough to be a good boredom buster craft project for the kids. So grab a pencil cup and get crafting!

Friday, March 31, 2017


Congratulations to the Deflecto design team members who's designs were chosen for the March 2017 Designer Spotlight! Check out their designs below.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Jazz up your Deflecto storage!

Hello, Marilyn here today! The Interlocking Single Tilt Bins are one of my favorite storage products. I have used them as a single storage bin or assembled as a unit. I have decorated some of them with paint and craft supplies. I added some acrylic knobs for my latest project. I love the way they look, and knobs are easy to find these days!
If you decide to add some knobs to your storage you will need a few things to start:

1. Drill with a drill bit to match the size of the screw on your acrylic knob
2. Nut and washers to tighten the knob to the bin
3. Screwdriver to tighten the screw
4. A thick book or magazine (I used an old phone book) to drill on
5. Permanent marker to mark drill spot
Hope you got some inspiration here today. Make sure you have your plan well mapped out before getting started. You want to take good care of your storage bins!

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

Live Life with a Flourish!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Pretty Spring Decor Frame

Hi, everyone! It's Anita from The Flamingo Chronicals today to share a project with you. Springtime in Texas makes my thoughts turn to flowers and butterflies. I created this fun frame to go with my spring decor, and I have to say it is pretty versatile! I used the 4X6 Green Craft Frame from Deflecto for this project.

I added some fun dots around the outside edge using a Testors Acrylic Paint Marker - the let the frame sit overnight to dry. I found out the hard way that it takes the paint a while to dry on this surface :)

For my center section, I wanted to use a Sign Tag, but it wasn't quite large enough to cover the opening in the center of the frame. I made a double mat using cardstock, stamping the smaller layer using StazOn ink and a smaller Dyan Reaveley stamp.

The Sign Tags are a beautiful mat surface which makes them perfect for using rub ons. This is one from an older set, and I don't even remember what brand it is. Yes, I am a hoarder! For the leaves, I used a McGill punch I have had literally for years. It was one of the very first punches I bought back when I started scrapbooking!

I used lots of Prima Flowers, some buttons and embellishments, and pearls in the corners to dress the frame up. I have found that a hot glue gun works very well to adhere these on to the front of the frames.

Yes, these flowers from Prima are forever old too. Did I mention that I am a hoarder? I love these huge blooms, and I am sad that I have very few left. 

Thank you for visiting and happy crafting!
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