Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Deflecto Designer Spotlight for June, 2017

Congratulations to the Deflecto design team members who's designs were chosen for the June, 2017 Designer Spotlight! 

Check out their designs below:

Sue Eldred

Martha Lucia Gomez 


Lorrie McCullers

Marilyn Gossett

Thank you for visiting!
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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Bead Storage Organization

Hello, everyone! Today I want to share with you more craft room organization with Deflecto. If you visited me for a long time you know that I was jewelry maker until discovered the inks and stamps but my passion for beads and metals was only sleeping for a while because I continue using jewelry and dreaming of having more time to create my own jewelry. Well now I am finding this time, and Deflecto is helping me to organize my jewelry stuff again...woohooo!

I have hundred of beads, and I needed to rescue them from my storage to see exactly what I had and this Deflecto Craft Tilt Bin 4 Bin is perfect for this, but I have to confess that I needed more than one. They are interlocking, clear, you can stack and connect units together to create your own modular design that can be mounted or used on a desktop. It is an amazing product!!! 

Initially, I put my individual beads in clear bags until I had time to make the classification of the beads. However, I have some strings that I put individually in the bins, and I noticed that these bins tilt effortlessly and stay open while in use and are also easily removable for cleaning and refilling.

My plan is to build my own model with several Craft Tilt Bin 4 Bins and separate the beads according to material and colors and have one 4 unit exclusive for my metal pieces.

Definitely, Deflecto Crafts has the best Craft Storage elements, and you don't need to have big spaces to organize your craft room because you can build your own space with this modular storage. If you want to see more Craft Storage solutions from Deflecto Crafts click HERE

 See you soon with more craft room organization! 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Perfect Solution To Store Your Craft Flowers

Hello, Nadine here! I have been trying to find the perfect way to store my craft flowers for awhile now, and I finally found the perfect solution! The Deflecto Craft Tilt 4 Bin works perfectly!!

Product Description:
Interlocking Tilt Bin™ - 4 Bin
23 5/8"W x 8 1/8"H x 6 5/8"D

  • Mix and match to create your ideal storage system
  • Interlocking, dovetail design allows you to stack and connect units together to form a custom modular system
  • Clear bins tilt out effortlessly and stay open while in use; remove easily for cleaning and refilling
  • Great for craft and scrapbooking storage, sewing supplies, and more.  
  • Can be wall mounted or used on tabletop

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Book Stand with Mini Chalkboard

Do you have a reader in your house?

My grandson Nick learned to read this year in Kindergarten.

This new ability has renewed his love of books.

Not just any old book will do, it has to be a chapter book.

To keep Nick from rummaging through all the bookshelves…

I created a small book stand for him to use with all the age appropriate books

I’ve saved through the years.

To create Nick’s bookstand…

I used a Square Display Riser from a set of 3 acrylic risers I received from Deflecto as

part of my monthly Design Team box.

I covered the outside of the Square Display Riser with ScotchBlue Platinum Painter’s Tape.

I sprayed the inside of the Square Display Riser with Multi-Purpose Spray Paint.

I die-cut a scalloped square from black chalkboard vinyl (Sign Tags w/Wet Erase Marker)

and roughed it up with extra fine sandpaper for better paint adhesion before painting with

green spray paint.

For the Mini Chalkboard…
  • I cut a smaller piece of the black chalkboard vinyl and punched holes on each of the four corners to add decorative brads before gluing with Beacon’s Quick Grip Glue onto the painted scalloped square.
  • I glued the completed scalloped square onto the Square Display Riser.

The mini chalkboard is a great place to write encouraging reminders for your reader.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Display Fatherly Love with Deflecto

Hello, everyone!!! I'm here today to show you a how to display fatherly love with Deflecto's Acrylic Display Blocks and Square Risers.

Father's Day is around the corner and Dad's are pretty easy going when it comes to gifts. At least my dad.  He is older now and just wants some peace and quiet.  All of his children are all grown, so it's his time to rest!!  Or so he thinks, LOL!!

This year I decided to give him a gift that matches my mom's gift.  Pictures of his grown children displayed differently.   

Let's take a look:

This display will set on his desk in his room.  I can't wait for him to see it.  He sits there to read his paper and write out his lotto numbers.  Now he will see his children there to as well.

Let's take a look at these cute Deflecto projects closer:

First up are the Acrylic Display Blocks.

They come in two sizes: 4 x4 and 3 x 3.

They are highly polished, clear solid blocks.

They can be used as a paperweight, a display tray or a turned into a shadow box like display (which is what I did above).

I simply adhered the photo to the back of the block and added stickers to decorate it.

Second up are the Acrylic Display Risers.

They come in a set of three.

They differ in size so that they fit right underneath each other for storage.

The sizes are 9" x 5.75", 8.50" x 5" and 8" x 4".

Made of heavy duty clear polished acrylic.

Great for displaying anything in your home or office. 

I decorated them with a sticker that wasn't too overbearing that my father would appreciate.  The display blocks fight right on top nicely. 

I know my dad will be surprised by his Father's day gift.  Something different that will make him smile.

Both projects are nice clean and simple!!

So what do you think? Will you use the blocks or the risers to display items in your home or office? I would love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired here today.

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Baseball Display Stand

Father's Day is right around the corner, and today's project is the perfect gift if you have a baseball fan in the family!

Deflecto's Acrylic Display Block is such a cool way to show off your treasures. It's a solid piece of acrylic that is just the right size for displaying smaller items: a baseball fits perfectly on it!

In keeping with the baseball theme, I decorated the display block with these adorable buttons from Buttons Galore. They are so easy to attach to the block -- just put a little dot of hot glue on the back of each button!

I placed a baseball stand on top of the display block to hold the baseball. I made a stand using a 3D printer. However, if you don't have a 3D printer, you can always keep the ball from rolling off the stand by placing a large metal washer on top of the block (attach with hot glue). Then place the ball on top of the washer -- the hole in the washer will hold the ball, so it won't roll.

Now, Dad has a fun way to display his favorite ballpark memories, either at home or at work!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Easy Gift for Dad

Hi crafters! Monica here today and I am sharing an easy DIY gift for Father's Day using your Acrylic Display Risers. Since my dad loves to read and I mean loves to read I thought to make him something he could put his books in. Normally, they are laid out on the floor everywhere collecting dust.

So, I used the Acrylic Risers and turned them over (as seen below) and decorated them with some SRM stickers which holds them together to form a makeshift bookstand. I added a sentiment, so he will always remember I love him.
Perfect DIY gift idea for Father's Day!

I hope everyone enjoyed my post and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Father's Day with my Deflecto Style

Hello everyone, I am here today to show you how to decorate an acrylic block for Father's Day Gift. It is easy, different and useful!!! Take a look at my blocks:

These are Deflecto Acrylic Blocks that come in two different sizes, 3" square inches and 4" square inches. I decided to use Vinyl to decorate these. I started with the Deflecto 4" acrylic square block, creating a layout in gold vinyl with my Cricut Explore and keeping the transparent look. It works perfectly as a paperweight or book ends

My second Deflecto 3" acrylic square block is a little different because on this I used a black and white photo for the back side and a different vinyl creation for the front. This has the advantage that I can replace the photo any time that I want.

For both creations I used the cricut explore to create and cut the vinyl layout but you can cut different design using die cuts, scissors or any cutter of your preference. 

My husband, the lucky owner of these Deflecto Acrylic Blocks, is a little picky with the decorations for his office and desk but I am totally sure that he will love how these will look on his office because they are the perfect size and he considers it useful and beautiful and also, because we think he is the best Dad!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired here today and now have a great idea to make something for Father's Day with Deflecto.

See you soon!

Friday, June 2, 2017

#1 Teacher Paperweight

School is almost out for summer! What better way to show appreciation to a favorite teacher than to give her a useful keepsake that she can remember you by?
Here is what you will need:

Adhesive back Vinyl: Navy Blue, Dark Pink, Green

You will need a die-cutting machine with dies for an apple, #1 Teacher (or something similar....a worm, book, etc. would be cute.) Set your dial to the proper size. I recommend cutting out a sample on a scrap of paper before using the actual vinyl.

It only takes minutes to apply the vinyl to the acrylic block. You can apply to the front and the back. Smooth out any air bubbles.

The pencil holder shown in the photo is also a product from Deflecto. The pencil holder is hinged and opens up to reveal 2 small frames built into the container.

I hope you got some inspiration here today. Make sure to take time to enjoy the small blessings along the way and,

Live Life with a Flourish!

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