Since I have so many ideas I’ve saved and I love sharing, I thought as I have ended Takeaway Tuesdays, I would start up Friday Finds.  Every Friday I will share with you some type of fun project or idea that I have found on the internet.  I know so many of you come here looking for ideas for women’s ministry and there are lots of great ideas floating around the web that we can use and try for our ministries.

To get us started, I have found a great little product from Factory Direct Craft.  I’ve ordered from there in the past for projects I’ve done.  Spring is coming and will be here before we know it so when I spied these little terrariums on their website, a bell went off.  Ding!  What a fun little project for favors or for making a group craft at a spring retreat.

DIY Terrariums to try

Photo Source:  Factory Direct Craft

I was thinking maybe find some of those little things like they decorate the little fairy gardens with.  So many ideas for these!

DIY Plastic Terrariums

Photo Source:  Factory Direct Craft

Right now they are 7.99 for 6.  Even with adding a few supplies, it’s not a bad price for a group project.  Especially as this is something new.  At least for me.  I’ve never decorated a mini cloche.  Have you?  Finding new craft projects for retreats is getting harder and harder.  At least I think so.  People ask me all the time for ideas for retreat crafts and sometimes I just feel so empty of creativity where this kind of stuff is concerned.

 

You can find these little clothes on the Factory Direct Craft website at the link below:

Miniature Acrylic Cloches

I love cloches and would love a regular size one for my home.  (Not one of these mini plastic ones.  Haha!)  I’m on the look out for one that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg…or two legs.  Why are they so expensive?  They are just glass!

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you will enjoy Friday Finds!

Have a creative day,

Have a creative day!

 

 

 

Hey Everyone,

Just wanted to touch base with you all and let you know that I won’t be doing the Takeaway Tuesday’s on the blog this year.  I will still post projects from time to time for you though.

I am now on Instagram so if you want to see what I’m up to around the house, you can do that on my personal Instagram account.  @made2bcreative

Follow Julia on Instagram

I just started an Instagram account for my ministry site.  You can find me there @creativeladiesministry  There is not much of a feed on that account yet but I just began with it so bear that in mind.

I’ll post some of my projects on the blog in a week or so.  I’ve just been really busy with life.

Have a creative day,

Have a creative day!

 

 

 

Takeaway Tuesdays on the Made2bCreative BlogMeet me at midnight!

I hope you all had a Merry Christmas!  My family and I enjoyed ourselves.  It’s always fun to sit down and just relax and laugh with my kids.

Takeaway Tuesday has rolled around again.  Today I’m sharing one of the easiest New Year’s favors that you can make.  Hershey’s Kisses for midnight!  There is a free printable tag for them which you can pick up and save to your files.

Easy New Year's Favors with Hersheys Kisses

Just add the tag to a cellophane bag of Hershey’s Kisses to give away some midnight kisses.

Easy DIY New Years Favors with Kisses Candy

I’ve made up a pdf with 12 tags for you.  Be sure to grab the file and not the image.  I used one of the large oval Stampin’ Up! punches on mine but you can make them square too.

 

Download Midnight Kisses Tag in a PDF File.

Midnight Kisses Free Printable Tag for New Year Favors

Thanks for stopping in.  Be sure to leave me a comment.  Love hearing from you!

Have a creative day,

Have a creative day!

 

 

 

Takeaway Tuesdays on the Made2bCreative BlogFilled with a little Christmas!

First of all, let me apologize about last week’s Takeaway Tuesday.  To be honest, I completely forgot about posting.  That day was a shopping day with my daughter, Tara.  Sorry I forgot about ya’ll!  We had a nice time out together though.  She’s 18 and still at home and taking college classes, but I do try to spend time with her when I can.  I know she won’t stay home forever.

Today I’m sharing one of the easiest Christmas ornaments I know how to make—filled clear ornaments.  I purchased my clear ornaments from Hobby Lobby but you can get them in almost any craft store.

DIY Filled Christmas Ornament from Clear Bulbs

Mine in the photo is filled with Epson salts, a little plastic Boxwood greenery, and berries.  You can fill them with almost anything.

 

Fill Ideas for Clear Ornaments:

  • Ribbon or string (to embellish and add a hanger with)
  • Epson Salt
  • Glitter
  • Paint (you squeeze a little in and roll them around)
  • Berries
  • Greenery
  • Twigs
  • Mini pinecones
  • Ribbon
  • Twine
  • Rope
  • Beads
  • Pearls
  • Feathers
  • Rolled paper strips
  • Moss
  • Miniature figurines such as animals
  • Miniature Christmas trees
  • Buttons
  • Lace scraps
  • Jingle bells
  • Photos
  • Stickers (for the outside)
  • Mini letter blocks
  • Candy such as M&Ms
  • Bath Salts
  • Popcorn
  • Hot cocoa mix and marshmallows
  • Check the dollhouse section for miniature items
  • Use your imagination and creativity….the list could go on and on!

 

Tip:  If you use Epson Salt and put items on top of it, you will need to slide your ornament very slowly upright (if you use the ones like from Hobby Lobby that open vertically) so that your items don’t get buried beneath the salts.

Here are a few filled ornaments from online so you can get some more ideas:

 

Thanks for stopping in.  Feel free to comment.  I love hearing from you.

 

Have a creative day,

Have a creative day!

 

 

 

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