Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Snowman Factory with Deflecto Stackable Caddy Organizer

December Greetings Friends! As I write this blog, I am looking around at my stacks and piles of Christmas decorations as I finish up some projects and look forward to decorating the house. Deflecto has come up with a Stackable Caddy storage system that is a favorite of everyone! The caddies are made to Stack'N Go with a Caddy Wheel Base. You can pile on as many as you desire for convenient storage.

I decided to dedicate one of my caddy's to a festive storage for the snowman ornaments I make for the holidays. I put the foam balls, paints, paintbrushes and accessories in the storage bins for convenience when I work on this project.

Read on, and I will tell you about how I decorated the caddy!
You will need:

Paints: Metallic Gold Acrylics (Designer note: Spray paint works great too)

Sponge: I used a sea sponge


Vinyl with adhesive: Metallic Gold and Clear Glitter

Die-cut machine

Water Bucket

Paper Plates

Paper Towels


Paper Trimmer


1. Remove all of the clear bins from the caddy.

2. Pour out some paint on a paper plate. Wet the sponge and squeeze out all of the moisture. Use a pouncing motion to apply paint to the sponge and repeat that motion as you apply the paint to the caddy. After applying a coat of paint to the caddy, apply a second coat where needed. ** If you want a quicker way to do this......a metallic spray paint made for plastic will work great!

3. The caddy should look about like this when you are finished painting.

4. Stars: Cut 1", 3/4" and 1/2" stars from the vinyl using the die-cut machine. Start with about 20 of each size. Peel off the release paper of one star and adhere to one bin. Repeat; randomly placing the stars until you are happy with the way the bins look. 

5. Cut 6 vinyl rectangles at 2" x 2-1/2" using the paper trimmer. Round off the corners with the scissors. Remove the release paper from one rectangle, position and adhere to one of the indention's on the top of a bin. Smooth out all of the air bubbles. If you get a stubborn air bubble; use a pin to release any trapped air. Smooth. Repeat and finish the other indentations. Below is a photo of how they should look when you are finished.

Below are a couple more photos of how my caddy looks now. I love it and I am looking forward to finishing my snowman ornaments. I will be adding some hangers and embellishments to make them look cozy and ready for the tree.

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you got some inspiration here today and have a wonderful Christmas season!



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