DIY Fall Recipe Holder

Now that the weather has turned a little cooler… I start thinking about fall baking.

And… I’m always on the look-out for a good recipe.

To keep the recipe from getting lost once all the ingredients are out, I need a good recipe holder.

Here’s a easy project that I made using the Deflect-O VersaGrip Magnetic Sign Holder*.

(The recipe card holder would also make a cute name holder as well.)

FYI…The recipe card and “life is short…” saying is from a scrapbook sheet from the

  Authentique Bountiful Collection Kit*

I added the cute fall saying into a 3″ x 4″ Deflecto Mini Slanted Sign Holder*.

To make my Recipe Holder…

I used a compressed sponge to apply ink directly onto the base and the white band of the

VersaGrip Magnetic Sign Holder*.  (I used StazOn Inkpads which are a fast-drying permanent ink

in Orange Zest*, Claret* and Cactus Green*.)

I wrapped the wire center around a round paintbrush to add a little whimsy.

(The VersaGrip Magnetic Sign Holder*is available at Amazon and comes in a pack of 5.)

The VersaGrip Magnetic Sign Holder* is magnetic so it also will stick onto your refrigerator.

Did you notice the magnet picture frame on the top right corner?

It was made by covering a Deflecto Magnetic Craft Sheet* with scrapbook paper and cutting

the frame shape out using a frame die cut.

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Grateful for Fall Frame

Grateful for 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 into 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 Bountiful Collection*.  (*affiliate link)

After cutting and matting the fall graphics from the Authentique Bountiful Collection*,

I added resin acorns to the metal knobs with Zots Adhesive Dots*.

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

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Sue and Nick’s Deflecto Craft Caddy Challenge

Deflecto Craft Caddy Challenge…

When I worked in the Deflecto Booth last January at the Creativation Show,

each day of the show Deflecto held a Craft Caddy Challenge.

The challenge was to see who could fill their craft caddy the fastest.

It quickly became extremely competitive.  (but fun!)

The challenge looked like so much fun, I decided to create one of my own.

Of course, I wanted to race someone closer to my own speed.

Nick enjoyed the caddy challenge so much that when my nieces came over to swim later,

he challenged them.  He was a lot faster by then.

Here’s a quick video I made last year showing all the features of the caddy.

 

The Deflecto Caddy Organizer* is made by Deflecto Craft Solutions are available at Amazon

and now in Target Stores.

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Guest Room Closet Make-Over equals More Crafty Storage

When your grown child moves out and gets married…

sometimes it takes awhile years to get all the crap stuff out of their old room.

After my daughter got married, I decided to make her room into a Guest Room.

Every time they’d make the trip back home,  I’d guilt her into taking a little bit

more of her stuff home.

Eventually, I stacked all the remaining stuff neatly in the closet.

When my her little brother entered his teen years and would clean his room…

Where do you think it went?  You guessed it, in the Guest Room closet.

This year I finally decided to claim that space for my own.

Have I ever mentioned that I’m a spoiled crafter?

With all the wonderful things I receive in being part of a design team…

I have a lot of stuff that just won’t fit into my 8″ x 10″ office/workshop space.

After a lot of purging and last month’s Neighborhood Garage Sale…

the last of the junk is mostly gone and I’m finally finished.  (for now at least)

The first thing I did was after emptying the closet was to add this large

IKEA Kallax Bookcase Room Divider*.  (amazon affiliate link)

I forgot to take into consideration the upper shelf brackets when measuring the closet

to make sure the cubby unit would fit.  So…instead of just moving the ugly old metal shelf,

we added a nice wood shelf to match.  This picture was taken while my husband still had

the doors removed.  (sorry about the blurry picture)  The doors we’re such a pain to put

back on that I never got a finished picture of the closet with the doors off.

We also got 6 of these Threshold 13″ Fabric Cube Storage Bin* from Target.

I love using bins.  Everything’s neatly contained and it looks pretty.

I labeled each bin using these Small Flexible Pouches* and Pear Clips* from Deflecto.

Besides all the extra storage…I now have room for finished albums, camera bag and more.

The space on the side of the unit I use for storing my lighting equipment and tri-pod.

We also purchased two sets of drawer inserts for the Ikea Kallax Bookcase Room Divider.

(Ikea Insert with 2 drawers, black-brown*)  I love having the drawer inserts for smaller items.

You may have noticed there’s still a few toys left in the closet.  (always a work in progress)

I used the Deflecto Rotating Carousel Organizer* for my Lego storage.  (the boys love it)

For now, the Guest Room Closet is done.  I will admit that this has been a several month

process.  It feels so good to have my extra stuff organized and easy to find.

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for the love of reading… “Books for Nick”

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.  (He hasn’t seen it yet, I think he’s going to like it.)

To create Nick’s bookstand…

I used a Square Display Riser* (affiliate link) 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 Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch 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.

I then painted the vinyl square 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.

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Easy DIY Golf Themed Party Ideas

How to Throw a Golf Themed Birthday Party…

We recently celebrated a milestone birthday for my husband, who is quite the avid golfer.

He’s been playing golf since he was a kid and even caddied as a teen.

It only seemed fitting that we celebrate with a Golf Themed Birthday Party.

The Centerpiece was quite easy…

I used a cylinder vase from Dollar Tree along with decorative sand and inexpensive plastic

practice balls.  I cut pennants from red cardstock and glued them onto bamboo skewers,

then added chipboard number stickers.

I kept the menu simple with his favorite foods; fried chicken, pasta, sandwiches, chips and salad.

For fun… I used golf lingo to create little signs to label some of the food.

I used a “free golf clipart” that I found online and customized each sign using PicMonkey*,

a free photo editing site.  (*affiliate link)

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To clip the signs onto the serving dishes, I used Versa Grip Wide Clip Sign Holders* and

Versa Grip Double-Clip Sign Holders* from Deflecto Craft Solutions.

Of course… there was the Water Hole and a Arnold Palmer Station.

Create your own Arnold Palmer drink with lemonade and tea (or sweet tee).

To keep with the theme… I used a Grass Tablecover*on the serving table,

Golf Party Paper Plates & Napkins* and hung Inflatable Golf Balls* from the ceiling.

I also purchased this Giant 5′ Golf Party Banner* from Amazon to hang on the wall.

The party wouldn’t be complete with out a golf themed birthday cake.

I purchased the cute little Pull Back Golf Cart* from Amazon only to find out it was also

available as part of the themed cake from Walmart.  (oh well)

The golf cart was a huge hit with both the young and the old.

My husband said he’s keeping this one for himself.

I had to get these “Oh No The Big 60” Candles* for the cake.

The golf  themed birthday party was shared with our large and wonderful extended family

on a beautiful, sunny (and cool) evening out in our garage/party room.

I had so much fun planning this special “Par-Tee” for him.

It was easy thanks to a little help from Deflecto Craft Solutions

and purchases from Amazon, Dollar Tree, Party City and Oriental Trading.

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Easter Egg Hunt Sign

Any Easter egg hunts in your near future?

I whipped up this cute little sign for our Easter Egg Hunt using a DEFLECT-O Chalkboard Easel*

Simply embellish the easel with stickers and scrapbook paper for a quick DIY project.

Add your message with the chalk marker that comes with the easel.

For more fun, let the kiddo’s decorate the sign.

It also makes a cute sign to label your Easter Buffet.

(Easter stickers and paper from Paper House Productions.)

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