Name Tag Templates – Maker Fun Factory VBS

Name Tag Templates – Maker Fun Factory VBS

For the last few years, we've printed our own name tags and put them in ID sleeves attached to lanyards.  These are affordable and have lasted really well!  We've had to throw away a few lanyards, but most of them can be re-used multiple years. 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!  The prices referenced here are current as of publishing, but retailers change pricing often. Materials Cardstock Paper…Read more …
Bible Verse Printable Posters {NIV & NLT}: Maker Fun Factory VBS

Bible Verse Printable Posters {NIV & NLT}: Maker Fun Factory VBS

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 uses the NLT bible for their curriculum.  I'm usually okay with this translation {it's supposed to be one of the best for readability}, but there are times where I'm not a fan.  This year's Maker Fun Factory VBS bible verses are a prime example.  There are times where this NIV-raised lady just needs to hear the phrase "fearfully and wonderfully made".…Read more …
VBS Registration Form {with free template}

VBS Registration Form {with free template}

I am by no means a lawyer or anything close to it, so please consult one before depending on this registration form to save you from a lawsuit!  In previous years, our church had registration cards {printed half sheet on cardstock paper} that we used every year for VBS.  However, there wasn't much of a waiver on it {if any at all}.  As times have changed, we decided it would only be responsible to add a waiver to the registration form. At our Vacation Bible School, parents fill out one registration form for…Read more …
Cave Quest VBS Name Tags {with Free Templates}

Cave Quest VBS Name Tags {with Free Templates}

Some years our church gives out free t shirts to all the kids at VBS.  It's fun for the kids, but mostly it's a super visible way to tell who should be in which color group.  The last two years, we've skipped the t shirts and just used name tags {different colors for different groups}.  At the end of closing each evening, we make sure to announce that everyone should give their name tag to their crew leader.  Otherwise, about three kids would remember to bring them back each day.  I ordered all…Read more …
How to Save and Print Images from a Website

How to Save and Print Images from a Website

A lot of times, I share images that you may want to save or print without printing the junk around it on the website.  It's fairly easy to save and print images from a website, but some people don't realize it's possible.  I've had a few questions about the process, so I decided to make a step-by-step guide.  Note: these instructions are not Mac friendly. If you see an image you want to save on BorrowedBlessings {or most other websites}... Click on the image.  This will bring it up on a page by…Read more …
Cave Quest VBS: Advertising Postcards

Cave Quest VBS: Advertising Postcards

We are using Group's Cave Quest VBS curriculum this summer.  You can click on the "VBS" tag over at the right to see more of our planning goodies.  We advertise VBS in a variety of ways.  Some years we mail out postcards, while other years we don't.  This year I decided to try the postcards and I couldn't be happier! One of the great things about using Group VBS is that they provide TONS of clipart and graphics that you can use for advertising.  I saw some ideas on facebook from other people…Read more …
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 …
Yard Sale Price Tag Printables

Yard Sale Price Tag Printables

Earlier I shared my best yard sale tips for success.  I promised to share the custom yard sale price tags I made with you.  When we're tagging, we usually keep all the tags for each size sorted in small ziploc bags.  I have also used a small tackle/organizing box {as pictured}.  This worked really well for me! I am so excited to share these free printable price tags with you!  They're super simple - you can use with any paper you want.  I usually use colored copy or cardstock paper.  You can cut…Read more …
Keys to Yard Sale Success

Keys to Yard Sale Success

Every year at church we have the Parkview Annual{ish} Mega Sale... well, almost every year {hence the "ish" in the sale name}.  I've organized the sale for several years and I have many, many years under my belt as a seasoned yard sale shopper.  As Michael and I are preparing for our move, we're trying to pare down our unnecessary "stuff" as much as possible.  I am a big believer that physical messes create mental messes, and vice versa... but I'm a horrible homemaker.  I think it's easier for me to keep my…Read more …