Arts + Crafts

Feanne Badges + Badge Display

February 5, 2007

Look at Feanne’s cute and shiny art buttons. I see so many badges I love, but feel pretty clueless as to how and where to use them since I’d never wear them on a jacket or a bag, it’s just not my style. But they’re super cute. Artsy even.

Feanne Badges + Badge Display
I’ve been collecting the ones my friends send to me in a simple glass canning jar with a silver screw top. They look pretty inside, but some are like mini works of art and would be far nicer on display. I’m thinking a shadow box, perhaps? 4 rows of 4 buttons arranged in a perfect square format? Maybe you could even pop the backs off to create magnets or hot glue them them to curtain hooks as a decorative element for a quirky cute look in the bathroom (for that, I’d suggest using the same badge for each hook). Maybe you could pop off the pin back and glue them to a ribbon for display or wrap around a jar filled with candy to give a friend? I’m always looking at things a thousand different ways to see how they can be used.

Any ideas on badge display? Do you have any photos showing what you’ve done with your badge collection? Send them in, I’d love to see what you’ve done. Check out all of Feanne’s pins here at her Prickie store. Thanks Feanne for writing in, we really appreciate seeing your work!

(images from feanne)


  • Reply emily February 5, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    I haven’t actually done it yet.. but i’m planning on putting all the band badges from over the years into insect display cases (they’re black framed,and not as deep as shadow boxes). Plus they have lots of different sizes..

  • Reply Sasha February 5, 2007 at 9:07 pm

    Similar to your shadow box idea, maybe you could pin them onto a pre-stretched canvas (assuming you don’t want to go to the trouble of stretching one yourself).

  • Reply becky February 5, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    Not as formal, but I love to use them on inspiration corkboards, either composed somewhere in the mix, or as thumbtacks.

    Your comment about on a jacket made me giggle, as I still have my ’80s Duran Duran/The Police buttons that I used to wear on my pinstriped denim jean jacket :)


  • Reply feanne February 6, 2007 at 8:17 am

    Thank you so much for blogging about my pins!

    I normally wear my pins on a necklace; so for my home-display suggestion: try pinning them on a length of nice ribbon, and tie them on a hook on the wall, or on a doorknob or something. :)

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