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Wedding Candy Bin

5/27/2016 | Lynn Lilly
What is a wedding without sweets, right? I have a great idea for using a deflecto craft storage bin to serve up treats for the wedding guests.

The “star” of this project will be the five bin unit by Deflecto. I used 3″ black collegiate letters. They have an adhesive on the back side that is meant to be temporary; as the real adhesive is heat activated. In this case; I removed the release paper from each letter and applied one to each bin to spell “CANDY”. You should be able to remove them after the wedding and use the bins for craft storage.

You will need:

Deflecto: Craft Tilt Bin 5 Bin Unit

Joy: 3″ black embroidered letters to spell CANDY

Black spray paint for use on acrylic plastic (or color of your choice)

Trim: single strand faux rhinestone self-adhesive


painters tape

clear packing tape or newspaper


Remove the bins from the unit. Line them up on a flat surface. Remove the release paper from one letter, center and apply to the bin. Leave it loose until all of the letters are lined up evenly. Repeat for each letter.

Close-up View below

Tape off all areas you do not want to apply paint to. You may choose to leave the bin unit white. That is perfectly OK!
Cover up any small holes with painters tape on the inside edges of the unit.
I applied clear packing tape across the front to protect the inside of the unit. Then, applied painters tape around the front edges.
In a well-ventilated area; follow the manufacturer’s instructions and paint the entire unit except on the inside. Allow to dry thoroughly. Remove the tape and reinsert the bins.

Each bin will have a slot and paper to identify what is inside. Embellish the edges with the faux rhinestone trim.

If you would like to know how I made the mini faux cakes on top of the candy bin; check out the blog post link here:

Thank you for checking out the blog today. Hope you got some inspiration for your next celebration. I am going to do “BABY” with a four bin unit next!

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Take time to enjoy the small blessings along the way and Live Life with a Flourish!

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