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Crafty tutorials and inspiration

Girls’ Craft Night

Deflecto Beauty Shot-Final

The designers at Designer Craft Connection are at it again! This month, Deflecto asked us to create a celebration using their 3 Tier Dessert Stand, Beveled Frame, and Versagrip Double Clip Sign Holder I was really excited about this challenge because I've been coveting the dessert stand since I saw it at CHA in January! It holds cupcakes, cake pops, or anything else you can imagine. I decided to set mine up for a craft party and used the dessert stand to hold festive cups filled with craft supplies.

Deflecto Dessert Stand-FINAL

Deflecto Dessert Stand From Above

I cut some patterned transparency papers and attached it to the tiers with Adtech Dot Glue Runner . It's best to do this step before you put the cake stand together-just make sure you use a craft knife to cut out the slots where the tiers slide onto the base. I also added some scrapbook paper strips around the edges to give the stand a pop of color.

Deflecto Clip Close-up

Deflecto Frame Close-up-Final

The clip sign holder works beautifully for clipping signs onto the top of the cake stand and the frame is just plain fun! I have to say Deflecto's clear, acrylic products are just begging for crafters to get inspired and dress them up!

Be sure to check-out the Designer Crafts Connection Blog to see what my fellow designers created for their celebrations! You can also win a your own dessert stand! Just leave a comment here, then comment on the Designer Crafts Connection Blog, then enter via Rafflecopter.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. Deflecto has provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views, and opinions. Please note that opinions and project ideas are my own. The links to the products are Amazon Associate links. I will receive a small commission for purchases made via the links. Thank you for helping me support my family while providing you with free craft ideas.



Hand Lettering (for cheaters)

Joy(ful) Wall Art 1

I have a confession to make. I love the hand lettering trend, but I am terrible at it. And yes, I know I could practice, but I don't want to. So instead I spend my time finding ways to get the same look by taking shortcuts. As many of you know, I am on theContinue Reading

Happy 4th of July

July 4th Bike Basket Beauty Shot

  Hope you have a safe and happy July 4th!

America the Beautiful Plant Stake

July 4th Patriotic Plant Stake

One of the easiest ways to decorate for holidays is to use decorative plant stakes in your outdoor pots. They are easy to interchange and they look so darn cute, don't they? For the July 4th holiday, I created a unique string art piece. Supplies: Bucilla String Creations Stitch Blank-Map Craft paint in red, white,Continue Reading

Homemade Gifts for Kids

Crayon Caddy

It was just my daughter's birthday last week. She only had two friends sleepover, so the gift influx wasn't as bad as it has been in past years. It's kinds of crazy how much STUFF kids get today isn't it? I suppose I had an entire third floor attic playroom growing up, but I alsoContinue Reading

Summer & Pillowcases

Liv with pillowcase

  I have strong childhood memories of spending a week every summer at my maternal grandparent's house. We lived in Ohio through most of my childhood and my grandparents lived in Parma, Ohio, about an hour away from us. They had a few acres filled with an apple orchard, a hugs blueberry bush, grapes, andContinue Reading

Make a Sunflower Wreath

Sunflower Wreath Beauty Shot

When I was a little girl, my parents would plant a row of sunflowers along our backyard fence. The flowers would get bigger than our little, blonde heads and they grew higher than our fence. (At least that's how I remember them-being enormous-but I was much smaller then.) They were always a joy to seeContinue Reading

Coloring Books: Creativity’s “Gateway Drug”

Coloring Page for Blog

I'm super excited to announce that I have an illustration in the upcoming issue of The Coloring Studio (available June 1 at your local bookstore or online). While I've had crafts published in books and magazines this my first published illustration. As I was flipping through my advance copy of the issue, I was thinkingContinue Reading

Bon Voyage Centerpiece

Bon Voyage Centerpiece

Know any graduates going off on a trip to Europe? Or maybe someone retiring? Here's a great project for a bon voyage centerpiece. Supplies: 12″ Smoothfoam half ball Smoothfoam airplane Acrylic craft paint Striped paper straw Instructions: Paint the half ball in blue. Allow to dry completely and then sketch in the continents to makeContinue Reading

Eudora the Elephant Softie Tutorial

LB Elephant Photo 7

Do you have too many stuffed animals? We certainly do. My little girl LOVES them and, even at 10, can't resist collecting them. I complain bitterly. Then I make her more. So tell me, how do you store stuffed animals? Because that's the biggest issue around here. I'm fine with her playing with them, lovingContinue Reading