I love SWAPS and everything about this entire new thing in Girl Scouts, added since I was a little girl. These SWAPS ribbon rainbows are so easy to make and super bright. I love the little message that goes with them and love that making them teaches stitching skills.
If you are wondering, what are SWAPS? Here you go…SWAPS are Special.Whatchamatcallits.Affectionately.Pinned.Somewhere. In everyday people terms, a SWAP is a small handmade crafty item (usually with a pin attached) that Girl Scouts exchange. Girls make them to take to camps and events as conversation openers and for sharing.
If you want to make these, this is what I used.
- Felt from Kunin Group
- Scissors from Westcott Brand
- Ribbon from Offray
- Buttons from ShopLauraKelly
It looks so bright and fun on a Junior vest.
It sure stands out on a Daisies vest too!
There are so many great ideas for SWAPS! I plan to start sharing some more of the ones we make, what we use and how we do it. Crafting SWAPS should be simple, fun and inspirational (according to me).
Check out these other two adorable SWAPS that I guest posted on blogs I love! These two adorable ones are over on Housewife Hellraiser’s blog. Her daughter is going to Girl Scout camp for the first time this summer.
The bright cheery flower SWAP with the lovely message is over on Kunin Group Blog.
They are all just so much fun I think!
If you would like to enter to win this awesome stash of supplies to make SWAPS with your troop, you can enter here! If you don’t have a troop, you can still enter and spread SWAPS love.
Cheers to Girl Scouts and Crafting,