Category Archives: Girl Scouts

Easy trick to keep metal pins from rotating and moving (great for Girl Scout Membership year pins)

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My daughter is a second year Daisy Girl Scout and her vest is quickly filling with badges and pins now. I’ve always had the frustration of seeing her pins rotate and be turned sideways or upside down. Today while sewing on her latest earned petal, I got the idea to try and correct those pins.

I’ve used a tiny piece of scrap felt and cut tiny squares out. Making certain they are small enough to hide behind the pin when on the fabric. I put one square through the back of the pin and then put the pin back in place on the vest.

This easy and simple trick worked perfectly and now all of the pins have stayed perfectly upright.

It should work for any metal pin including Girl Scout pins and also Disney Trading pins.

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Beautiful Daisy Girl Scouts Hair Accessory, easy to make!

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My daughter is in her second year of being a Girl Scout Daisy. She is on her way to learning the whole Girl Scout Law, which means earning her petal badges. I wanted to make her something cute to wear in her hair with her uniform vest. I’ve seen some cute hair clips and so decided to make my own version.

I used colors that matched as close as possible, and the colors are the numbers on the tape.
Then I cut small lengths about 2.5″-3″ of each color for the petals.
A small piece of cardboard was used for the Amazing Daisy center and covered with blue ribbon, then sewed onto the cardboard.
Each petal piece was looped and sewn in the middle with just two stitches to attach each petal, taking care to place each color in the correct order while going around.
I sewed the center in the middle and you could used either side for your top, depending on which look you like best.
Lastly I sewed the plain hair clip on the back.

This is my turn out:

A Daisy Hair Clip featuring ten petals which match each of the badge petals.

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How to make a plain or too large Tshirt cute by fringing it

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Lately it seems my daughter had been getting a lot of too big tee shirts from camp, functions and school. They fit but are a little too big and boxy looking. I wanted to give them a cuter look and then remembered a craft fair from when I was a kid and someone fringing tee shirts.

Well I decided to try it and it came out adorable and now it is retro cute!

This is how I fringed a tee:

First flatten a sleeve so the seem is even and then cut the seam off. Next cut each of the folded ends up to the shoulder seam. Start cutting fringe next up to the seam.

Repeat with second sleeve.

For the bottom, start by making the bottom hem even and cut it off. next fold the tee in half so you can cut through four layers at once. Then decide how long you want the fringe and put something at the stopping point so you will be able to make it even. Cut the fringe.

The shirt is done and can be worn, once it is washed it will have an even better fringed look as each piece with curl together, longways.

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Cute Bugs Bento Lunch for the last day of Summer Camp

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This week of my daughter’s Girl Scouts day camp went by so fast! I can’t believe tomorrow is her last day.

Tonight I’ve done a Cute Bugs Bento lunch for tomorrow.

There are two mini veggie burgers w/cheese (the ladybug and snail), black olives, sliced pickles, pretzels, string cheese (spider and ants), and three vegetarian (without gelatin) Marshmallows (lightning bug, caterpillar and bee.)

This whole week has been so fun making these lunches. Now I will have to think if I can keep this up and stay creative enough to do this through this coming school year…

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Making Girl Scout SWAPS for Camp

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This is my daughter’s second year as a Girl Scout Daisy and second time at Camp but we just learned about SWAPS. Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere.

They are little pins you can simply make and then share with your other camp mates and councilors. Also at different functions too.

I found out about these a little late and since there are only two days left of camp, I had to be crafty and quick to make them all today.

The design I made is a canoe with water and an oar. I first drew my shapes on cardboard to make my patterns and then cut the shapes from felts. Next I used hot glue to put them together and to attach a pin backing.

I had to make 35 for her camp and councilors. I also made little cards from card stock and wrote the year, camp name, by and email address and enclosed that and the swap in small clear bags to go to each person.

They came out cute and weren’t too hard to make.

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