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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

#Cre8time Celebrating with Deflecto Craft and Designer Crafts Connection

Hello everyone! Summer is in full swing and anything could be a reason to celebrate! Do you have a party to plan? Today you are in for a treat as the Designer Crafts Connection takes on a new challenge featuring fabulous party decor items from Deflecto Craft. Let's get this celebration started...

For this challenge, Deflecto Craft provided three items for us to work with: the fabulous dual use Three Tier Dessert Stand; a 5" x 7" Beveled Edge Frame; and the VersaGrip™ Wide Clip Sign Holders. With these products you can set up your party table at a moments notice and easily customize them to coordinate with any theme or event.

My inspiration is summertime in Florida. One minute you can be planning a day at the beach and the next minute... the tropical downpours move in and you are stuck indoors for the afternoon {or days depending on Mother Nature}. So I'm having a summer beach bash movie party with all the snacks and treats. The first thing I did after a run to the store was embellish the 5" x 7" Beveled Edge Frame. This sleek beveled frame has metal knobs that unscrew easily for quick and easy framing.

I took one of my decorative napkins, opened it up fully and placed inside the frame, then trimmed edges flush with frame edges. I layered inside a fun phrase that I printed off the computer in coordinating colors. Using one of the bamboo skewers, I poked through the corner holes to insert and secure the screwposts. Easy-peasy!

Now for the fun!!! With a few pantry items, jumbo marshmallows and Wilton candy melts and accents, I have everything needed to make some tasty treats on bamboo skewers.

In my inspiration for these treats on a stick from Pinterest, the marshmallows were colored blue. The coloring step can be skipped and depending on season you may find blue ones at the store {mine had a nice assortment including Ghostbusters shapes}. I couldn't resist the jumbo sized which are about the size of 4 or six regular large marshmallows, making for super-sized tasty fun!

I skewered several marshmallows and dipped them in a pool of blue with a smidge of green food coloring. You may want to do these ahead of time as you have to dip them several times to get the colored desired. You can't leave them wet too long because they start to dissolve {I did 3-4 dips on each with 5-10 minutes between swims}. After setting out to dry for a while the marshmallows dried out. I melted some white chocolate candy melts then dipped each blue mallow into the chocolate and dunked them in toasted coconut.

The finishing touch is to add the Wilton "Finding Dory" candy fish and goldfish crackers with a dab of chocolate on the back to act as glue. I set aside to let chocolate harden before adding bamboo skewers. These are so cute!! 

Now with my pops ready... my table is ready to be set. I gathered some beachy items from around the house along with some fun beach toys that I picked up for my nephews. I covered the three tiers of the Dessert Stand in a layer of plastic wrap for easy clean up and used a craft knife to cut slits through plastic wrap at points for assembling the layers. I layered fun snack items and candy on the tiers, then added the marshmallow pops in the holes perfectly spaced for staggering tasty treats. The VersaGrip™ Wide Clip Sign Holders come in handy for standing up or attaching signs or items to plates or vessels. I'm using them to hold up the cute sea life beach toys. This summer movie beach bash is ready...

with a Snackers Paradise!

CLICK HERE to jump over to the beginning of the Bloghop Celebration at the DesignerCraftsConnection blog. Be sure to visit so you can enter a giveaway for your chance to win some of these Deflecto Craft Products.

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Deflecto products are available through local art, craft and educational stores, in addition to online retailers such as Amazon.

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Thanks so much for visiting! For more party ideas and inspiration visit Designer Crafts Connection "Deflecto Craft Celebration Challenge" bloghop HERE. Sb :)

** This is a sponsored post. Deflecto has provided product in exchange for my creative ideas, views and opinions. My ideas and opinions are my own.
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