I saved as many awards and patches as I could (you know Girl Scouts loves their patches!) for our little Court of Awards. I made them all something special with inspiration from some things I spotted on Pinterest; these cute hair clips here on Etsy and this flower pot award.
Putting my own spin on things, I decided to go with little mason jelly jars instead of terra cotta pots. I used my sewing machine to embroider each girls name on ribbon and lined each jar with paper that I printed out a trefoil design on. I hot glued the mason lid to the bottom and tucked a bit of floral foam inside to hold everything. I hot glued everything to popsicle sticks and colored dowels (which I just happened to have a ton of) and it all came together nicely.
For the hair clips, I assumed they were put together with glue but after I found that to be way too thick and cumbersome to put in hair so I hand sewed them. This turned out to be time consuming but was very simple to do.
First I cut all the ribbon and arrainged it in the order I wanted, then simply folded them over and stacked them on the needle, like this:
Then I just fanned them out right on the needle and pulled it through.
Sewing the button through all the layers of ribbon wasn’t easy on my fingers, I suggest using a thimble 🙂
Then I hot glued them onto a small barrette and clipped them to the colored dowels.
I think they came out pretty cute.
I forgot to take a picture of them all before I handed them out! Whoops! 3 girls didn’t make the meeting.. but the rest of them were very happy with their awards! I can’t wait to come up with something for next year, it was fun celebrating all their hard work!
Happy Scouting 🙂