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Or buttons, pins...Whatever you call them.
I can never find badges of bands that I like (that are reasonably priced...). I had a whole bunch of old, dorky looking ones from way-back-when, and it clicked in my head...I could give them a makeover! So I did!

I don't have alot of pictures of the process, but these are very simple to make.

Posted by Morbid Corky from Blackshear, Georgia, United States • Published See Morbid Corky's 7 projects »

  • How to make a pin badge. Upcycle Old Badges - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, gather whatever old badges you have lying around.

  • Step 2

    *OPTIONAL*: If the image is too small, you can still see bits of the original badge around it. So I spray-painted mine black. But, this is entirely up to you.

  • Step 3

    Measure the pins, and then tweak your images to fit them. I printed all of mine off the computer, so adjusting them to the right sizes was easy.

  • Step 4

    Lay your badge face-down on the image, getting the placement how you want it. Trace around the badge, then cut out the image.

  • Step 5

    Add a layer of Mod Podge to the badge, making sure you get the edges, too.

  • Step 6

    Place your image on the badge, and carefully press on it, making sure no wrinkles or air bubbles form. If the image is just a little too big, carefully press the edges of the image around the edge of pin.

  • Step 7

    Add a layer of Mod Podge over the image, and let dry. (Again, don't forget the edges)

  • Step 8

    Viola! You now have your own unique, one-of-a-kind badges. Stick them onto whatever you want and show them off.