GIANT Gear Decorations – Maker Fun Factory

GIANT Gear Decorations – Maker Fun Factory

I love decorating for a dollar!  My last decorating for a dollar project was the blue paper decorated as blueprints.  These giant gear decorations are even faster and easier... and each one is a whopping SEVEN FOOT gear! This is a great way to decorate large spaces without investing a lot of time or energy.  I'm planning to use these in our snack area and possibly crafts or bible verse stations. This post may contain affiliate links (I earn a small percentage of anything you purchase but you don’t pay anything extra).  Thanks for…Read more …
How to Make Blueprints for Under $1 – Maker Fun Factory VBS

How to Make Blueprints for Under $1 – Maker Fun Factory VBS

Good afternoon!  I am so excited to share with y'all the cheapest, easiest blueprint-making-method ever!  Carrie A. (who is part of our Maker Fun Factory facebook group) made these phenomenal (and huge) blueprints for pennies.  They are large and will be a quick, easy way to decorate spaces (think hallways, stairwells, on stage, etc). This post may contain affiliate links.  I earn a small percentage of anything you purchase through these links but you don’t pay anything extra.  Thanks for helping to support Borrowed Blessings! Supplies Blue fadeless paper (you can use sky…Read more …
Money Saving VBS Supplies: Maker Fun Factory

Money Saving VBS Supplies: Maker Fun Factory

This post may contain affiliate links.  I earn a small percentage of anything you purchase through these links but you don’t pay anything extra.  Thanks for helping to support Borrowed Blessings! Group has VBS supplies you can order directly from them for everything from advertising to crafts.  However, I've been able to find similar items at half the price (or less) for most of the Group supplies... and if you know me at all, you know few things excite me as much as saving money!  {Can you tell yet that I'm an Amazon…Read more …
DIY Fabric & Ribbon Garland Backdrop

DIY Fabric & Ribbon Garland Backdrop

You know how projects on Pinterest look great until you actually try them and realize that it's not realistic to make a project look pin-worthy?  Think again!  This project was legitimately easy to do and didn't take any sewing skills whatsoever.  The most difficult part was choosing the fabric {not even sort of kidding here}. Materials: -Grosgrain Ribbon {I used 3" wide ribbon in silver, light pink and hot pink.} -Fabric -Paracord -Scissors -Rotary cutter tool -Cutting mat -Yard stick -Lighter -8 foot long 1"x2" board {for hanging} -Spray paint {optional - for 1"x2"…Read more …
DIY Baby Shower Invitations

DIY Baby Shower Invitations

My mom and I are both pretty crafty, so when she offered to host our baby shower I knew we would be in for some fun projects!  One of the simplest projects we've done has been the baby shower invitations.  They were completely frugal and fit our theme perfectly.  I might have a slight obsession with elephants, hence the elephant theme for both the nursery and the baby shower. Supplies: -Card stock paper -Envelopes -Printer -Silhouette Cameo machine -Cricut cutting mat Instructions: Design invitations.  I used the Silhouette design software to make the…Read more …
DIY Satin Ribbon Garland Tutorial

DIY Satin Ribbon Garland Tutorial

One of my favorite baby shower decorations to make has been our DIY satin ribbon garland banner.  It is so classy looking, was super easy to make and can be re-used after the baby shower is over.  This would be perfect for a wedding, bridal shower, birthday party, baby shower, kids' bedroom decor... pretty much anywhere you want to bring a pretty pop of color without breaking the bank. Materials: -Double faced satin ribbon {I used 2.25" wide in light pink, rosewood and pewter.} -Paracord -Scissors -Lighter -3M Hooks {for hanging} Instructions: Figure…Read more …
Custom Nursery Closet Dividers with the Silhouette Cameo

Custom Nursery Closet Dividers with the Silhouette Cameo

If you've followed me for long, you know that last Christmas I went Cameo crazy.  With this baby coming in less than 3 months, my nesting and decorating urges have definitely hit a new high!  I'm so excited to be able to use my Cameo to decorate and organize this baby's nursery!  As we started to accumulate baby clothes, I hated them all just hanging in the closet together.  I knew I wanted some sort of dividers like they have at retail stores, but the plain jane ones are just boring.  I found…Read more …
DIY Sliding Barn Door Makeover for Under $100!

DIY Sliding Barn Door Makeover for Under $100!

Hey y'all!  When we decided to renovate our home, we wanted to give it little touches that make it more "us".  One of the style decisions we made to make the house a home was the addition of a sliding barn door on the laundry room.  The laundry room is located directly off the dining room, so it's a high traffic area.  When we purchased the house, there was a doorway between the two rooms but no door, so the laundry room was always open.  The door will probably stay open most of…Read more …
Cave Quest VBS Decorating: DIY Posters

Cave Quest VBS Decorating: DIY Posters

We used colored and black poster board to make fun DIY posters for Cave Quest VBS!  We bought a few poster sets from Oriental Trading and similar sites, but the posters we made were fairly quick and easy.  They are a very inexpensive way to add personalized, colorful decor to your church.  These signs will be used throughout the building for directional signs, decorations and even in the photo booth!  You can print or save a PDF of the instructions formatted for printing.  We purchased the poster board locally, but all other supplies through Amazon. The Oriental…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 …