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Keeping it under glass!

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!




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!




Black Friday!

I have a Black Friday Sale going on over on my main website in the CLM Resource Shop.  If you are involved in women’s ministry, this is a great time to stock up on a few items to get prepared for your ministry for the New Year 2017.

Get 40% off your purchase of $10 or more today only!  I rarely have sales, so be sure to take advantage of this.

CLM Resource Shop Black Friday Sale


Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Have a creative day,

Have a creative day!




Takeaway Tuesdays on the Made2bCreative BlogMelting for chocolate!

Time for another Takeaway Tuesday for women’s ministry.  Today we are spooning up some yumminess!  Chocolate spoons are fun and easy to make for favors.  They are also another quick idea that would make an easy group project for your ladies groups.

DIY Hot Cocoa Chocolate Spoons

These are delicious stirred into hot cocoa.  I am ready for a cup!


You just need a few supplies for these chocolate spoons and you can be very creative with these by using various toppings.



  • Plastic spoons
  • Double boiler (or saucepan with glass bowel such as Pyrex to sit on top of it.)
  • Chocolate  for melting (chocolate chips, melting chocolates, or even chocolate candy bars)
  • Toppings (mini marshmallows, crushed peppermint, candy sprinkles, nuts, etc.)
  • Was paper
  • Cookie sheet
  • Ribbon for handles if desired


  • Lay a piece of wax paper over cookie sheet and set aside.
  • Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or a glass dish over a pan on medium heat.  Be sure to stir constantly.
  • Fill the base of your spoons with the melted chocolate.  You can drip it into the spoons or dip the spoons straight into the chocolate.  Fill the base only and try to avoid getting chocolate on the handle.
  • Lay out the spoons on the wax paper and top quickly with your toppings.
  • Allow to cool.  You can put them into the refrigerator for about 10 minutes if you wish.
  • Tie ribbon on the handles to perk them up a bit if you wish.


Hot chocolate peppermint spoons

My spoons may not look it, but they are plastic!  I got them at the 99 Cent Store.

Thanks for stopping in.  Please leave a comment.  I love hearing from you.


Have a creative day,

Have a creative day!

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