Monday, July 27, 2020

Craft Room Organization Tips and Tricks

Eliminate the clutter! 

See how Lynn Lilly at Craft Box Girls organizes her craft room. 

I love crafting, but one thing I don't love about crafting is the mess.

At the end of most days, my craft room tends to look more like my toddler created a massive tornado than a space for my creative energy and design. That’s why the Deflecto craft room storage organizers are essential for allowing me to focus on creating new, fun projects instead of spending my very limited time searching for a glue stick.

As a busy, crafting mom-on-the-go, I couldn’t ask for anything better! That’s why I’ve gathered some practical tips and tricks to make the most out of your craft room with Deflecto organizers so you can get back to what you love most: making beautiful projects!

Featured Storage Containers:

1.Tilt and Snap! (Tilt Bin® Interlocking Storage Organizer):

-Everything from my daughter’s craft supplies to my personal art essentials fits seamlessly into the Tilt Bin® Interlocking Storage Organizers. I love how these bins conveniently tilt down so I can easily grab what I need without having to dig through drawers. It’s a perfect tilt and snap! The lift and lock feature makes it super simple to stack and store for more storage space. And the secure hanging holes on the back is perfect for securing it to my pegboard wall without worrying about it falling all over the floor. For your craft room, think about how you can easily access your craft supplies without having to dig to find what you need. I highly recommend the Tilt Bin Interlocking storage organizer for the job!

2. Use Vertical Space (Interlocking Stacking Organizer):

My craft room is so tiny! While I may not have the large craft room of my dreams yet, I can utilize the vertical space with the Interlocking Stacking Organizer. I store small items in the clear containers by simply twisting the top for quick, easy access. Use your imagination to find ways you can use the often unused vertical space for more storage options.

  1. Reach for What You Need (Rotating Carousel Organizer): 
-My daughter’s little arms have trouble reaching for her craft supplies. That’s why she loves the turn-table feature on the Rotating Carousel Organizer to reach for what she wants. The clear, removable containers make it easy to find supplies, customize it to fit her needs, and stay organized with little effort on her part (win-win for mom!) 

  1. Beautifully Display Supplies (Three-Drawer Organizer):
-Washi tape is my secret obsession.  I love how my bright, colorful patterned washi tape is so beautifully displayed in the Three-Drawer Organizer. I can easily grab exactly which tape I need for a project without having to search in a bucket.

  1. Add and Subtract (Interlocking Marker Organizer):
-More crafts call for more storage! That’s why I love the Interlocking Marker Organizer- you can easily add on or take off to fit your crafting needs. The silicon grid keeps my markers separated and organized so I can find the color I need right away. If you need more storage, find storage solutions that let you easily add or subtract to fit your needs!

  1. Craft on the Go (Expandable Marker Accordion)
-My daughter loves to color! The Expandable Marker Accordion helps keep all her markers together and upright for her to find her favorite color right away. The best part about this organizer is that it unfolds seamlessly for a pretty display on a desk, and then folds up and carefully locks for travel.

  1. Use Clear Containers (Stackable Caddy Organizer with 3 Containers)
-I am a visual crafter. I need to see what I have to know what I can make. With the Stackable Caddy Organizer with 3 containers, a small, medium, and large. I can see exactly what supplies I have and how much without having to open every top or open every drawer. Use clear containers to maximize your crafting organization for efficient storage. 

  1. Display Within Reach (Ribbon Dispenser)
-For me, ribbon is the most difficult craft item to keep organized. The Deflecto ribbon dispenser is a game-changer. I love how it beautifully displays all my pretty ribbons and makes it easy to grab without having to remove all the ribbons to access the specific one I need. Best part? It fits perfectly into the Stackable Caddy Organizer container - a need for any ribbon-crafting enthusiast. 

  1.  Find Multi-Purpose Storage Solutions (Stackable Cube Organizer with 4-Drawer Organizer and X-Divider)
-I like customizable products. I want to feel like the product fits into my space and needs, not the other way around. Get more bang for your buck by choosing storage solutions that can be customized and re-purposed for other storage options. The Stackable Cube Organizer is perfect for this exact reason. Want small drawers for storing smaller items? Simply slide the 4-drawer organizer into the stackable cubes. Need a multi-purpose X-Divider to store different styles of pens? Attach the x-divider into the notches. The possibilities are endless!

Keeping your craft room neat and organized doesn’t have to be an impossible task. Let me know which of these tips you used to maintain order so you can keep on crafting!

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Monday, July 20, 2020

BTS Magnetic Photo Frame

How to make a BTS Magnetic Photo Frame

If you're like one of the thousands of crafters creating vinyl projects, you're going to love this cute photo frame project by Design Team Member Nadine Carlier.

Materials Used:
  • Glossy Craft Vinyl:  red, white, brown, and green
  • Vinyl Tools
  • Vinyl Transfer Paper
  • Electronic Die Cutting Machine
  • Tape Runner
  • Deflecto Magnetic Sheets

Featured Storage:

  • Use an SVG school photo frame image and the Silhouette Designer Studio Software to create the cut file.
  • Cut a square of the Glossy Craft Vinyl in Apple Green, Brown, Red, and White.  Place the vinyl to match each element of the frame to be cut.
  • Cut the vinyl using Electronic Die-Cutting Machine.
  • Remove the negative spaces around the image using a vinyl weeding tool.
  • Adhere a photo onto a Deflecto Magnetic Sheet.

  • Apply the vinyl apple frame over the picture.
  • Add the stem and the leaf to the top of the apple.
  • Using scissors, cut the frame out along the outer edge of the apple, leaf, and stem.
  • Use the Vinyl Transfer Tape, transfer the wording onto the front of the apple.
The frame would also make great gifts for Grandparents. 
Or change it up some and add a photo of your favorite teacher. 

Nadine uses the Deflecto Large Three-Drawer Organizer to organize her vinyl.  
She likes to store the vinyl by rainbow colors.  

For more fun projects from Nadine you can visit her blog here.

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Felt Craft Stick Apples

A Fun Fall Back to School Project to make with the Kids.

Materials Needed:
  • Craft Sticks
  • Felt: Red, Green, Yellow, Black, and Brown
  • School Glue
  • Scissors
  • Small Glass or Canning Ring
Featured Storage:


    • Trace and cut circles onto the red, green, and yellow felt using a small glass or canning ring.
    • Cut the felt circles in half and cut scallops on the inside edge.
    • Allow the kids to pick out the number of craft sticks they want for their apple, anywhere from 3-6 makes for great apples!
    • Glue apple parts to the craft sticks.
    • Cut black seeds, a brown stem, and green leaves from the felt.
    • Glue on seeds, stem and leaf to complete the apple.  

    The Apple Core Craft was created by Design Team Member Erin Reed,
    for more fun projects from Erin you can visit her blog here.

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    Friday, July 10, 2020

    DIY Beach Inspired Windchime

    A Beach Inspired Windchime for those of us that LOVE the beach.
    Here is a simple project to make that you can hang on the back porch to remind you of trips to the ocean.  It's a great way to use some of those shells you collected.


    Materials Used:  

    • Beach Seashells
    • Driftwood Stick or Stick from your yard
    • Wood Beads
    • Twine and Scissors
    • Acrylic Paint:  White, Light Blue, Aqua
    • Paint Brush
    • Fine Grit Sandpaper
    • Removable Painter’s Tape
    • DAP Rapid Fuse Adhesive 
    Featured Storage:

    Gather Your Supplies…
    The Deflecto Caddy Storage Tray is so handy to use. It’s perfect for sorting the various sizes of wood beads used to make the windchime. And it fits perfectly into the large container of the Deflecto Stackable Caddy Organizer.  You can use the Deflecto Interlocking Marker Organizer in the caddy to hold paintbrushes.  You can put all your supplies in the caddy and take it outside and dream of being on the beach.
    Faux Driftwood…
    If you don't have an actual driftwood stick from the beach.  You can use a stick found in the yard and break it down to size.
    • Scrape the bark off the stick.  
    • Paint the stick with white acrylic paint and a couple of stripes of pale blue and aqua.
    • Give the stick a light sanding with fine-grit sandpaper to rough it up and make it look more natural.

    • Cut five pieces of twine approximately 24″ long.
    • Tie a knot on one end of the twine.
    • Wrap a small piece of blue removable painters tape on the other end of the twine to keep the twine from fraying.
    • String Wood Beads onto the twine.

    • Use a super-fast grab adhesive to glue the shells onto the end of the knots.

    • Tie beaded twine to the painted stick.
    • On the center of the stick, I glued a medium-sized Starfish purchased at a Beach Gift Shop.
    • Add a couple of beads to a piece of twine. Tie twine to each end of the stick to use as a hanger.
    • Stick the loose ends of the twine through the beads to hide.

    The Beach Inspired Windchime was created by Design Team Member Sue Eldred,
    for more fun projects from Sue you can visit Sue's Blog Here.

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