A minty fresh badge that's sure to get some smiles!
Like many crafters I hate having to throw anything away which is how this badge came about. This is my first how-to so I hope i've explained myself well enough for you guys to be able to make one too!
The first thing you need to do is cover your gum wrappers so they don't tear or get soggy in the rain! I used plastic laminating film which you use for covering books but clear packaging tape would work fine too!
Now you need to stick all the wrappers together, I used a glue gun for this but if you don't have one then just sew it all together instead. Take your first wrapper & pop a bit of glue in the centre & then place the next wrapper on top so it forms a cross & leave to dry. Basically repeat this until you've glued all the wrappers together in a rosette-like pattern.
Now place quite a big blog of glue on top of your final wrapper and squish your button down on top of it & leave to dry. Now flip your badge over & do the same with your badge back
Now wear your minty fresh badge with pride!