Back to School

Well the time has come, school is back in session. I’m sure most teachers have already finished decorating their classrooms, and made it very welcoming for their new students, but it’s never too late to add on or come up with new ideas to change it up in the next couple of months! There are plenty of seasonal themes and more that can be done and if you are anything like us, here at DFC, you love to switch it up when it comes to decorating! We’ve rounded up a few super cute ideas for the classroom or even the cafeteria! Some of these ideas could even be made and given as gifts from parent to teacher…there’s something for everyone here!

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits: 1- Step into 2nd Grade with Mrs. Lemons; 2- PEC: Bulletin Boards for Physical Education

Ribbon Bordered Bulletin Boards & Sinamay in the Classroom…

Traditionally, teachers use the scalloped card stock boarders that you can find in any school supply store. But we’d like to suggest using ribbon as borders for your bulletin boards, whiteboards and more! It can be rolled up and used year after year, and they are easier to stored than the scalloped borders! Plus, with our huge ribbon selection, the possibilities for color combinations and themes are endless! Just like the picture above, we’ve got some really cute Halloween ribbons that would look great, and the kids will love!

We were also super excited to see the picture at the very top where a teacher used sinamay in the classroom! We always say that sinamay is great for events, parties, and decorating your home…but it is also great for the classroom! It’s a fun 3-dimensial border to frame your bulletin boards, or whiteboards. We use it exactly this way, in almost every display that we do! It’s so easy to use, just bunch and staple! It’s also easily stored for reuse year after year! We have several different colors to choose from, whether you have a classroom theme or you want to show your spirit with school colors!

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits(L to R): 1- Classroom DIY; 2- School Girl Style

Wax Tissue Paper…

This is definitely a staple in the classroom. From decorating boards and walls to art projects for the kiddos, you need tissue paper, right? Another cute idea we found for borders is to bunch some colorful tissue paper together and make the super cute border pictured above. It’s something different and it also has dimension to it. Tissue paper is inexpensive, so you don’t have to worry about storing it to save for next year. Click on the link below the pictures and there is even a tutorial on how to get different looks using tissue paper as borders! Super easy, and fun! And how about making some great tissue pom flowers, like the ones covering the cabinet in the picture above! Sooo cute! We love tissue poms, so of course we love this idea!

Our wax tissue packages are such a great deal! 
Solid Colors: $18.99 – 400 sheets per package
Colors: Citrus Green, Red, White, Tropical (green, yellow, orange, pink & purple)
and Rainbow Pastel (Shades of yellow, pink & purple pastels)

Wildside Animal Print: $18.99 – 200 sheets per package

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits: 1- Clutter-free Classroom

A lot of teachers like to pick a theme for the school year and their classroom. A popular one is a Safari/Jungle theme…let’s face it, sometimes the classroom is definitely a jungle! We have some really great animal print ribbons, tissue paper and even flowers and leaves if you want to go all out with this theme! The tissue paper is great for making tissue poms to hang in your room and the ribbon can be used for just about anything!!

Animal Print Ribbon: $11.99 25yd wired
Animal Print Wax Tissue: $18.99 – 200 sheet package

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits: Clutter-free Classroom

Another fun theme for the classroom is a sports theme! You could go with one specific sport or a mix of all sports! We have the cutest sports ribbons that would be great for adding to this theme!

Sports Grosgrain Ribbon: $9.99 10yd

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits: ADoorableCreations on Etsy

Over the summer, we received our first shipment of these amazing work wreaths for making adorable sinamay wreaths! Don’t know about you, but we’d love to having one of these cute school themed wreaths hanging on our door or in our classroom if we were teachers!! Well, if you’re a teacher or even a parent wanting to give a great teacher’s gift, you are definitely in luck! These cute wreaths are super easy to make and can be done in any color of sinamay that we carry! Come by the store to see the two Halloween wreaths that we’ve already done! Plus! we just received a shipment of orange and black work wreaths so you now have 4 colors to choose from! The best part of all, is that the wreaths are only $7.25 and end up making about 30″ sized wreath with all the sinamay on it! Make a plain sinamay wreath or add some picks, flowers, ribbons and more to it! The possibilities and creativity is endless!

Work Wreath Frame: $7.25
Sinamay: $7.50-$9.95

Make a wreath for yourself or for a gift for under $20!! So cute and such a great deal!

We want you to spread the word to groups you may be involved with and let them know we are here to help with events you might be planning! We welcome schools and non-profit organizations to shop with us year round! All we need is the school’s tax ID number and some basic information (address, phone, email, etc.) and you will be all set to purchase with us! And we have some great supplies and products that are perfect for teachers and parents alike. So get excited for your school’s upcoming fundraiser or carnival! Teachers, get a jump start on plans for seasonal classroom decorating, or everyday supplies!

Wedding Series – Glassware Trends

Glassware & Trends

As we were searching for great wedding ideas to showcase in our final wedding e-blast we thought we’d show off some of our newer glassware that fit some of the most current wedding trends! Check out our new products, as well as some great inspirational ideas!!

Trend: Mercury Glass

At DFC: Candleholders Set of 2 (5.75″ & 7.7″) – $29.90   (Available colors: Silver, Copper, Red)

Trend: Rustic Glass

At DFC: Square Glass with Wire Holder (2 sizes) – $5.75 ea.

Trend: Colored Glass

At DFC: Glass Bottles 16.75″ (3 colors) – $6.50 ea.

Flat Glass Jars with Cork (3 colors, not pictured) – $7.75

Square Glass Jar with Lid (3 sizes) – $8.49-$12.49

Mercury Glass Trend
Mercury glass is very popular for wedding decorations, especially for decorating the table, such as accent candle holders and votives to floral arrangements. They look gorgeous with lit candles inside of them, giving off a romantic glow during the evening. During the day they are bright and beautiful, adding shine and sophistication to a wedding. The candle holder set that we carry would look beautiful holding white, or even silver, pillar candles of different heights. It would also look great with flowers arranged at the top, instead of using the traditional pillar candles!

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits: 1- Aileen Tran Blog; 2- Aileen Tran Blog; 3- Belle The Magazine

 Colored Glass Trend:
Colored glass is a hot trend right now with weddings. From colored bottles, to jars this is a look that adds an extra pop of color to your wedding decor! It really draws the eye to the centerpiece and floral arrangements and can be very bright and beautiful next to just white florals!

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits: 1- Slaton Weddings Photography Blog; 2- Better Homes and Gardens; 3- imgfave.com

Wedding Series – Diamond Ribbon

Bling, and more bling, diamonds never go out of style! That is why we love our Diamond Ribbon in all different sizes! They are very versatile and look especially great on wedding cakes! We have diamond ribbon in two different size diamonds: 6mm and 3mm, as well as different widths. 

Some Inspiration…

 Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits: 1- Maharani Weddings; 2- Pinterest; 3-Pinterest; 4- The Caketress Blog

Wedding Series – Fabrics

Designer Flower Center carries some of the most beautiful fabrics that would be perfect for any wedding, party or event! Our fabrics have a finished edge and come in a variety of colors and styles, for a great price! 

Fabric Selection and Prices:

Le Sheer 28″x 6yd – $9.50

Le Sheer Flocked 25″ x 3 yd – $8.50

Sheer Glitter Dots 28″x 3yd – $8.50

Damask Satin 25″x 3yd – $12.50

Animal Print Satin 25″x 3yd – $12.50

Satin Flocked Tablecloth 55″x55″ – $9.99

Since we are talking specifically about weddings, here are some great ideas for using our sheer fabrics on the big day!  

At the Altar…

Easily create a beautiful backdrop for the place where the bride and groom will stand to become husband and wife! Our Le Sheer fabrics would be perfect for the ideas featured here. The narrow, runner shape of the fabrics can be tied and hung vertically to create a backdrop or draped and tied. We carry a variety of colors to fit your wedding color scheme, as well as different styles to fit the look you are going for.

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits: 1- 7 Year Wedding Blog; 2- Style Me Pretty

The Reception…

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits: 1- Project Wedding; 2- Party Fabrics; 3- The Knot via Pinterest; 4- Party Fabrics

1. Sheer Fabric Chair Ties

Using our Le Sheer Fabrics, drape the chairs for the ceremony or the reception. This is a good way to add color or cover chairs that may not completely match your look.

2. Criss-Cross Table Runners

Instead of laying out your table runners in the traditional fashion, why not try something different! This idea features a square shaped table with criss-crossed table runners that also double as place settings for each seat, as well. This really adds to the look and decor of the table and draws the eye to the center of the table and your centerpiece!

3. Tie Back and Embellish Fabrics with Flowers

Extend the look of your floral arrangements to the fabrics. Tie your fabrics back and embellish them with your wedding flowers. The idea featured above looks absolutely gorgeous using hydrangeas to embellish the fabrics used.

4. Create a Fabric Back Drop for a Dessert Table

This idea features narrow strips of sheer fabric tied to a rope, hanging as a back drop for the dessert table. Using our runner-shaped fabrics hanging side-by-side, gives the back drop a textured look, and it won’t look flat like a single piece of fabric for a back drop. It’s very pretty and could be done using just about any color.

Fabric and Lights

Our fabrics would look fabulous with lights twinkling behind them! Our flocked printed Le Sheers, or Glitter Le Sheers would look phenomenal with lights behind them!
Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits: Gabba Gabba Gorgeous

Fabric Draped Frame

This idea features a frame draped with narrow pieces of fabric. It’s a very light, subtle look, dressed up with some more flowers and hanging glassware. This pictures shows the frame over the sweetheart table, but this could also be done for the altar or over a dessert bar.

Please note, these photos do not belong to DFC, and the product seen is not the exact product that we carry in the store. These photos are simply to provide ideas for use of the product that we do carry. Photo Credits: Wedding Chicks