These badges were so much fun to do, although rather fiddly and time consuming. I made them a couple of years ago, put them in a pot and promptly forgot about them until now.
These little bat and spider button badges are so cute, and I love the handmade neon paper I found to make them from. The badges have a layer of shimmery or sparkly paper underneath the neon paper, which peeps through to create a lovely effect.
These badges were made from an old brown paper notebook with Alice In Wonderland illustrations in the corners. I have had the notebook for several years but never used it because it just didn’t seem right to spoil the pages, which is rather ironic considering what I have just done to it!
I found some wrapping paper in Paperchase with a British theme, just in time for the Olympics and Diamond Jubilee. I thought the retro style faces would make nice badges, and some have glittery hair.
I found some great new wrapping paper for badge making whilst visiting the folks in Bath this weekend, with a striking black and white floral pattern.
These cute little heart button badges and are each unique in design. The background is various coloured sparkly/holographed paper, with either punched hearts or confetti on top.
I bought some “Happy Birthday” skull wrapping paper to wrap a present with last week and found it was perfect for these 25mm button badges too. Bonus! As well as the white skulls, there are also silver outlines of skulls.
I bought some cute monster wrapping paper recently, which strangely enough was actually for wrapping presents but was also perfect for these different sized badges! They sold very well as my last craft stall.
How cute is this wrapping paper from Paperchase? 😀 I’ve made button badges from the faces and one or two other small graphics, and a selection of others from both 38mm and 45mm badges.
I bought the most lovely wrapping paper from Paperchase whilst in Bath recently which looks like grungy Russian dolls. I have made button badges from the faces and 45mm badges from the bodies. They could be worn together as Russian dolls, or separately as sold.
I love these sparkly bat and spider badges I just made for Halloween! The backgrounds are a choice of pink, purple or silver glitter paper, or gold shimmery paper with black bat and spider confetti on top. The spiders also have a layer of black netting, which looks sort of like a web.
I found some fun “Happy Birthday” spirograph wrapping paper, which has made some super badges of various sizes. I also tried some with added glitter and sparkly circles, but don’t think these work as well.
I made these badges using the same paper I made for my Textured & Gilded Greeting Cards. I made larger 38mm badges with full circles, and small 25mm button badges with little circles layered over shimmery black paper and glitter.
I made a selection of cute little button badges for selling in packs of three from floral and glittery paper, shimmery and tinsel fabric, and also sparkly fabric layered with two different sized stars.
These badges are experiments with the tiny off-cuts from my floral makeup, gadget and phone cases.
This lovely abstract floral wrapping paper lends itself very nicely to a range of badge sizes, which are grouped into packs of three.
As soon as I saw this lovely floral owl wrapping paper and knew it would make good badges! The owls were perfect for 45mm badges, and the flowers for 25mm button badges. I have grouped them into little packs of three for sale.
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!
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.
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!