Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Classroom Decor with Deflecto

School is back in session! As teachers decorate their classrooms, they will find Deflecto products to be a great help for getting organized and making signs!


Deflecto: Frame; 5" x 7" black border #69575CR; Storage: 6" x 6" x 6" X-Divider Cube #350201CR; Sign Tags include 1 white marker #899112CR

Memory Paper: 12" x 12" multi-colored chevron, 12 x 12" mini yellow chevron

Cardstock: Black

Kids Wood Shapes: pre-painted: 2 owls, one bumblebee

Stencil: 1" alphabet sheet

Embroidered letters: sheet of 1" white letters (to spell teachers name)

School supplies: pencils, rulers, scissors, glue, etc.


Paper Trimmer


1. Frame: Cut a 10-1/2" x 12" rectangle of chevron paper. Cut a 5-1/2" x 10-1/2" rectangle of black cardstock. 

2. Use the stencil and white marker to write Welcome and the room number on the black cardstock.  Adhere the black to the chevron paper. Insert between the panels of the frame.

3. Adhere the owl shapes to the frame.

4. Stencil the teacher's name as for the sign on a sign tag using the marker. There may be more than one teacher in the classroom, and multiple names can be put on signs to interchange when needed.

5. Cube Storage: Cut chevron paper into four 5-1/2" squares. Insert inside the four sides of the cube. Press up against the cube. If the paper isn't glued, it can be changed.

6. Cut a piece of mini yellow chevron slightly larger than a sign tag. Adhere the sign tag to the paper. Adhere embroidered letters spelling the teacher's name to the sign. Adhere to the front of the cube. Adhere the bumblebee to the cube as shown.

7. Finish: Fill the cube with pencils, rulers, scissors, etc.

Stencil the message using the white marker.

Embroidered letters spelling the teacher's name on the sign tag.

Decorate to suit your classroom and enjoy!

May teachers and students enjoy a wonderful and productive school year! It is my hope that you have found some inspiration on the blog today!

Make sure to enjoy the small blessings along the way and
Live Life with a Flourish!


Friday, September 22, 2017

Toddler Sorting Bins

Hey y'all! It's Anita from The Flamingo Chronicals, and today I want to share a fun toddler game I made. We are all about toddler skills at both houses, and I think the princess is going to love this one! She absolutely loves to sort these colorful macaroni pieces I found at the Indian Market. I think it's the bright colors that attract her attention.

I started with three bins from the 9 Bin Carousel Rotating Organizer. I used the carousel as a desktop organizer (see it here), but I had 3 of the small bins left over. They are perfect for this little game!

I started by covering the bins with layers of fun patterned paper. Our princess has a propensity to pick at loose things. So I used some SUPER sticky double sided tape to cover the whole back of the papers. Double sided tape works beautifully for attaching items to these bins.

Layered felt flowers cut with Eileen Hull's die from Sizzix decorate the front of the bins. I used hot glue to attach the VersaGrip™ Magnetic Sign Sign Holder inside each bin. I also used hot glue to attach the macaroni pieces to the labels before inserting them in the sign holders.

I made several sets of die cut labels so I can change out the things we are sorting. I dressed up the label edges with ink and some faux stitching.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Back To School Organization: Creating A Dry Erase, Magnetic Board For The Family

Hi Everyone!
My name is Alexandra, I blog in a little corner of the crafty web called Hedgehog Hollow, I am so excited to be here as part of the new Deflecto design team. This month the theme was children. My oldest daughter is so disorganized and I knew as soon as I saw the Deflecto Craft Frame with Black Border, I had the perfect idea. Something for her to write notes on, for us to write reminders or fun phrases on and for her to hold up sentimental or important notes was important too, this is what I came up with...

I inserted some magnet paper in the back so she could pin up items, in the picture above I added the card I made her for getting her pen license at school plus her favorite picture of her baby sister. I personalized it with glitter vinyl saying 'Maddi's Notes' that I cut on my Silhouette Machine; I also added some silver glitter vinyl on top of the magnet paper to add some extra sparkle! The acrylic surface of the Deflecto Frame also makes the perfect dry erase board, I added an inspirational comment above and some more reminders in this picture...

I also placed all her stationery in the Deflecto Stackable Cube with X Dividers. I have one of these too with some of my craft supplies in, they are so useful! This could be personalized for any age or for the whole family with important information or reminders, you could adapt the colors and level of sparkle for the recipient, I would like one of these for my desk to add my to do list on or pin up meetings I need to attend. 

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you will join me and my fellow designers very soon for some more Deflecto organization ideas.

Happy Creating!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Organize Your Kids Bathroom

Hello, everyone! Nadine her today and one thing my house is really lacking in drawers in the bathroom cabinets. So things like toothbrushes, tooth paste, hair brushes and things are always all over my daughter's bathroom counter.  So I decorated a Deflecto X-Divider Stackable Organizer to match the theme she already has in her bathroom by using a stencil with little fish, but you could use any stencil you like. It works perfectly for her to quickly place her items in after use so they are no longer cluttering up the counter.

Below is a tutorial video showing exactly how decorated it.
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Love the fishes, they are so cute!

For all the supplies used visit my blog here.
Thank you for visiting and happy crafting!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Young Kids Bedtime Routine Checklist with Decorative Frame

Hello, Jessica Litman here today! Anyone have young kiddos? And do you totally struggle with bedtime?? My kiddos are 3.5 and 5 years old, so bedtime can be a challenge. Mostly because my kiddos need constant reminders to complete their bedtime routines, which is why I created an easy bedtime routine checklist!

As a former teacher, I have learned that using pictures and words for young children allows them to complete tasks with minimal supervision from you, which is why this printable has both words and pictures. (More on how I organize young kiddos here!)

Then I put the printable in the Deflecto Craft Frame with some felt balls. Now we can use a dry erase marker to check off all the steps before we read books for bed!

Wool Felt Balls
Hot Glue Gun
Free Printable: Bedtime Checklist
White Board Markers


1. Lay out felt balls on craft frame in an arrangement you like. 
2. Hot glue the wool balls onto the frame.


3. Let dry.

4. Print off Bedtime Checklist free printable.
5. Insert printable into the frame.
6. Teach kiddos how to use checklist by writing on the frame after each task is complete.
7. Wipe off marker using cloth or Kleenex! 

This bedtime routine has helped make bedtime a little smoother when it comes to getting PJ's on, brushing teeth, and going to the bathroom!

And for more organizing tips, check me out over at The Organized Mama!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Fabulous Fall Frame

When the days and nights start to get a little cooler... I start looking for simple ways to bring Fall into my home. One simple way is by adding beautiful graphics found on scrapbook paper and adding it to a frame.

I made my “Grateful for Fall” frame using the Deflecto 5″ x 7″ Beveled Edge Acrylic Frame and beautiful fall paper from Authentique Paper "Bountiful Collection."

After cutting and matting the fall graphics, I added resin acorns to the metal knobs.

Simple Fall Decorating. (and a simple reminder to be always Grateful)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Interlocking Storage for Snacks

Hello, everyone! Martha Lucia here to share my Snack Time with all you Deflecto fans. I am using the Interlocking Stacking Tower Organizer to keep and "control" the snacks in my office. You know that I love candy and snacks, but with these containers is easy to control the portions and "decide" what I want. Take a look at my tower:

Sometimes I want something sweet or something salty, and other times I can't decide. I decorated each container using vinyl silver or white with a lattice design that I cut using my big shot and a die cut. Then I cut a label in red vinyl with a die cut too and finally, I created a name for each container using a label machine.

The advantage of these containers is that the lids and bases are removable so you can have one single container, or two, or three! You can refill them whenever you want because you can see through it. They are also ideal for the on-the-go option!

What do you think? Another way to keep our snacks without spilling on our desk!!!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired here today!

Friday, September 1, 2017

How to create a starry night light using the Deflecto Craft Frame

Hi everyone, my name is Josefine, and I'm guest designing for Deflecto Crafts in the months of September and October. You have no idea how excited I am ;) For my first project, I created a starry night light which looks great on a kids' night stand or as decoration anywhere.

The Deflecto Craft Frame with the black border is the perfect surface to create a stained glass effect! Before I could add the paint, I had to draw the stars. Thankfully, I had a stencil that was full of stars in different sizes. This really made things easy. The paint I was using needs a border in order to not move everywhere, so I used a dimensional paste to outline the stars. This paste had to dry for about 24 hours.

Now I was able to pour the paint directly onto the Craft Frame, yellow and orange for the stars and blue for the background. I also added some effects using glitter and other, more opaque paint. It is so much fun to watch the paint move and mix with each other. It's a little unpredictable, which I really like.

Patience is the key! This paint has to dry for about 48 hours. But the result was so stunning that it was worth waiting. As soon as everything was dry (the frame had to lay perfectly flat during the drying time), I created the light box for the back side. In order for the lights to be at the right place behind the stars and not randomly anywhere, I used the same stencil to estimate where the single LED bulbs have to be. The light box is just a medium sized USPS flat rate box, cut in half and covered in black card stock. I poked a couple of holes into the back and squeezed the tiny LED bulbs into them.

I needed, even more, patience while waiting till it got dark. I really wanted to see how it turned out. What do you think? Is this a unique night light or what? :D

And here is my "kid" photo bombing my pictures. She doesn't seem too impressed ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the project and feel inspired to create your own stained glass effect using the Deflecto Craft Frame. Josefine
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