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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!

Posted by Laura B. from Leeds, England, United Kingdom • Published See Laura B.'s 5 projects »
  • Step 1

    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!

  • Step 2

    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.

  • Step 3

    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

  • Step 4

    Now wear your minty fresh badge with pride!

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Spender · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 3 projects
I want a badge of minty freshness too!
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1432 projects
Great idea, I bet it smells nice too!
Sugarlishes · Fort Hood, Texas, US · 136 projects
can you just picture the many posblilities with all sorts of brands of gum! like that zebra rainbow colored wrapper gum! oh ya!
Fondasaurusrex · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 11 projects
I would wear that as a hair bow!!
Sarie · Chicago, Illinois, US · 13 projects
Yay! Very cute. This is definitely something I would make.

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