I bought this lovely bright 1960’s inspired floral wrapping paper from down the road, which I layered with black netting to make these 38mm badges. My mum was rather taken with them!
Photos of St Barnabas from Jul 2011, taken from my bedroom window. Blackbirds on the crucifix and a different kind of sunset.
I thought I’d try something a little different with badge making, and used brown paper with a floral stamp and a large black sequin. I also made some without the sequin and some with crumpled paper.
I found some great double-sided wrapping paper a while ago which lent itself perfectly to badge making. I’ve made some large 45mm badges from the front, layered with glitter and flower confetti, then trios of little button badges using both the front and back of the paper.
Here are some more photo of Hadleigh Rare Breed Centre. I love the peeping duck.
Another experiment in badge making! I made these using Angelina fibre, which I ironed into a flat sheet with punched hears, star or flower confetti and glitter sprinkled in it. The pink ones have the fibres layered over the top of shimmery paper, which peeps through. The dark ones have the fibre layered over shimmery black paper or dark hologram paper, with tiny star glitter, and hearts and star confetti.
I made these badges from a mixture of glittery card, netting, large black sequins, glitter, and star confetti. I also used a old Christmas card (the patterned bits). Each one is unique, and as the Christmas card was all used up I can’t make any more!
I had some lovely little squares of floral Chinese paper stashed away for several years, and when I bought my badge machine I realised it would be perfect for button badges. Every badge is unique due to the size of the paper, and has glittery gold detailing. They look nice in sets of three, but could also be worn individually.
This lovely bright, bold floral wrapping paper was designed by Linda Barker (of Changing Rooms, remember that?). It’s just one small piece and was a bit more expensive than I would usually go for, but has made some lovely badges. Some I have made just plain, whilst others I have added a layer of black netting with various sequins and glitter underneath.
These are some of the first badges I made with my machine, many of which sold at my last craft fair. I used various materials, such as punched shapes, glittery and holographic paper, sequins waste, netting and confetti. They were great fun to make!