Thursday, September 16, 2010

Name Badges for Moms

Hi all,

I'm a week late sending this Thursday post out. My best attempt at scheduling my posts and I've failed by a whole week! LOL I know you all will go easy on me. That's why I love my blogging friends so much.

For the new 2010-2011 Mother's of Preschoolers group this year, I have signed up to be the Creative Director. I'm not doing it alone and I have a ton of support, so I might have some fun with this new role.

I thought some of you might be interested in what we do for our creative time each meeting. Last Thursday was the first meeting and to break the ice we create our name tags around the art table to chat and help and get to know one another. With a few suggestions from veteran MOPS moms, I put together this idea. It needed to be easy, but give the moms some choice in creativity and here's what I did.

I gave the moms a pile of flowers, a pile of pleated and ruffled ribbons, various patterned paper and the use of all my edge punches to create their badges. Oh yeah, we added some bling too. {wink}

Here's a badge that was made up by one of the moms. I had to bring it home to fix the glued together pin and lucky for her I liked it so much I took a picture of it for my blog!

The flowers? I'm so lucky to have made friends with wonderful and talented ladies through this blog that I knew someone would be able to find just what I was looking for in a tutorial and supplies to make these flowers. Since the flowers took quite a bit of time for me to put together, my creative assistant, or the one who keeps me organized, suggested we have them all made up instead of the moms making them. (You can see the link at the bottom of this post for a tutorial.)

The flowers are glued to jewelry bar pins so moms could reuse them at the end of the MOPS season to pin them on a hat or shirt or summer bag...really whatever you can get a pin through you could use these flowers. I really like how they came out.

You'll have to image what all the different badges might look like with these flowers. So much fun!

Materials: Poly Liner fabric cut into 1 1/2- inch strips, jewelry bar pins, candle flame, needle and thread, felt backing, hot glue gun. Tutorial

Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic Janelle! I would proudly wear that all day!


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