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« on: May 31, 2009 09:54:44 PM »

My mom recently found and sent me all my old girl scout stuff including a lot of neat badges and pins. What can I do with them that is a little more creative than sewing them onto a tote bag?

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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2010 07:13:12 AM »

You could conect the badges together to make like a table runner.
its not too nice an idea, but its what I can think of.
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2010 08:11:44 PM »

I posted the same information further down this page....

Yes, the easy thing would be is to sew them on a blanket - but how about a throw pillow with the little scarf/ sash incorporated into it?

I tried to see what your craft medium is, so I might be off-base here: if you're a scrapbooker - dedicate a page to each badge. Each badge was for a different task accomplished - put the badge along with picture(s) of you doing something in that same element. Like the handcrafts badge with pics of you as a more mature person doing crafting still!

If you're a sew-er: along the same lines as above, take your picture of you crafting - for example - and create an iron-on image for a shirt, then sew your badge on the sleeve or something. You can do different "quilt squares" of the iron-on images of you doing badge worthy stuff, make a quilt with the squares & don't forget to sew on your badges, maybe embroider the girl guide promise along the border, or a few lines from a favourite campfire song.

make hanging ornaments from them: Use frozen juice can lids as a backing, add some ribbon trims, maybe a small picture...hang them on your tree at christmas for a little nostalgia

make jewellry from them: iron-on a stiffer fabric to the back and trim. Use jump rings to attach them to earring hooks for dangly earrings
get a wide bangle bracelet and hot glue them on the bracelet. Are yours triangle? every other one, turn them upside down so your badges can be seen from either side.

sew them on things that encourage you. sew a cooking badge on your oven mitts. sew a sports badge on your hoodie.

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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2010 06:04:25 PM »

You could arrange them on a needlework frame to hang on the wall

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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2010 01:19:36 AM »

For some reason I could so seen these sewn onto a hat.  If you are outdoorsey this might be the thing for you.  Not a baseball cap but a round brimmed hat I suppose more of a mans hat.  I can picture it better than I can type it lol.
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2010 04:55:12 AM »

My husband is an Eagle Scout, and my MIL has been giving me old photos and his scout memorabilia so I can turn them into a scrapbook for him.
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2010 08:13:16 PM »

How bout a necklace/bracelet/rings/belt, if ur willing to wear them? Sew them onto a T-shirt, with the badges forming a sort of rectangle across the chest? Paint a wooden picture frame and glue the badges around it, and put an old pic of ur troop in it? Just some ideas off the top of my head...
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2010 07:16:52 AM »

I found a cute boy scout shirt in ireland with the badges on it and I attached a few to each end of a plain, jersey scarf.
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2011 09:37:27 AM »

OMG  I cleaned out a drawer the other day and found that I have a TON of these.  I was going to make a bag and sew them all down to it. 
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