Cave Quest VBS Frugal Crafts: Glow Bracelets

Cave Quest VBS Frugal Crafts: Glow Bracelets

This is a sponsored post and may contain affiliate links.  All opinions shared are completely my own. Welcome back to another of my Frugal Cave Quest VBS Craft Ideas!  Make sure to check out the other ideas here.  All great spelunkers need to be able to see while inside the cave!  These glow bracelets are easy and cheap to make {pennies per child}.   This craft is one that could be a great filler if you have extra time in between activities!   These were inspired by Not Consumed. Supplies: Glow in the dark bracelets {only…Read more …
Cave Quest VBS – Frugal Craft Ideas

Cave Quest VBS – Frugal Craft Ideas

  In the past few years, Group Publishing has transitioned from crafts over to “science-y gizmos”.  According to a blurb in this year’s curriculum, it was a move to cut down on the little junk that kids took home and eventually trashed.  My issues with this are that (a) their science-y gizmos are just junk that kids take home and trash…. and (b) we like crafts, doggonit!  The suggestions from group are pricey and not impressive {in my opinion}.  I recently shared the things I love & don’t love about Group’s curriculum and…Read more …
Cave Quest VBS Frugal Crafts: Spelunker Helmet

Cave Quest VBS Frugal Crafts: Spelunker Helmet

Welcome back to another of my Frugal Cave Quest VBS Craft Ideas! Make sure to check out the other ideas. All great spelunkers need their caving gear! This cute helmet is super easy and VERY cheap to make {pennies per child}. Supplies: Blank helmets Black construction paper Aluminum foil Round jar lids Scissors Glue and/or double stick tape Permanent markers Foam stickers, regular stickers, feathers, sequins, other crafty items for embellishments {optional} Okay, so the beauty of this craft lies in the fact that I found these helmets for $.60 per dozen {yes,…Read more …
Cave Quest VBS Frugal Crafts: Bible Verse Activity Sheets

Cave Quest VBS Frugal Crafts: Bible Verse Activity Sheets

I’m not really sure whether these should be called bible verse activity sheets or coloring sheets or puzzles… they can be anything you want them to be! I designed activity sheets with each night’s bible verse on it. There are 4 options for each night – coloring book font 9 piece puzzle, bold font 9 piece puzzle, coloring book font 20 piece puzzle and bold font 20 piece puzzle. The blank puzzle templates were from here and the daily bible buddies from Group are featured in the background of each day’s activity sheet.…Read more …
How to Make Money Crafting {Guest Post}

How to Make Money Crafting {Guest Post}

Are you a crafter who would love to expand beyond your current sales... or would like to get started selling things {I mean who wouldn't love to make money crafting, right?!}?  Today's guest post is from Aly McDaniel, the wizard behind the Crafty McDaniel shop.  I love Aly's openness in sharing... as she put it, "In the spirit of 'I am not in competition with any one, I hope we all succeed!', here you go!" Every item I make goes on: Etsy, my business FB page, Pinterest (6 boards including some virtual malls),…Read more …
Silhouette Basics

Silhouette Basics

If this is your first time visiting, welcome!  Earlier this week, I shared my Christmas Wrap-Up and a PVPP Method Tutorial.  I've had my Silhouette Cameo a few months now, but had a Cricut machine previously.  I wouldn't call myself a professional, but I have done my fair share of crafty projects with the Cricut and Silhouette machines.  I've compiled a list of my basic supplies below to help you get started.   Cutting machine I have the Silhouette Cameo 2 and am really happy with it - see here on Amazon {aff link}.…Read more …
DIY Wood Projects with the PVPP Method

DIY Wood Projects with the PVPP Method

Earlier this week I posted about all of the Christmas projects I did this year.  Lots of my crafty friends visited that post so I thought I'd share one of my favorite crafting skills, the PVPP method {shoutout to my Cameo fb group ladies!}. The PVPP method is my preferred craft with the Silhouette Cameo.  Applying vinyl is great and all.... I don't have a heat press so I don't do HTV... but PVPP?  Bring it on!  If you're new to the Cameo world, this may all sound like a foreign language to…Read more …
DIY Christmas Project Wrap-Up

DIY Christmas Project Wrap-Up

Wow, it's been awhile since I posted anything!  I had a nice holiday hiatus {read: a month-long fury of DIY crafting and Christmas creating}!  Now that Christmas is over, I'm excited to share some of my creations with y'all.  Drumroll please.... for my DIY Christmas Project Wrap-Up 2015... Right around Thanksgiving this year, I upgraded my crafting machine.  Mom and I have shared an old Cricut machine for years and I decided it was time for a change!  I ordered a Silhouette machine... if you're not familiar with these, they are crafting machines…Read more …