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badge holder flair

Hello, everyone! My name is Jennifer and this is my first post to the community. I have been following along for a few weeks and the work shared here truly is remarkable. You ladies have been inspirational to me - I expect I will be crafting much more as a result!

My most recent craft didn't take much skill but it was a fun for me to complete and they served as gifts to my coworkers. I am a nurse and all of the staff in my department wear our identification badges on retractable holders. We are all mandated to wear the same scrubs so any opportunity to add a little personality to our uniforms is taken advantage of! I saved the plastic flip off caps from the medications I was administering and multicolored plastic gems to create these silly little pieces of flair:

badge holders


Very easy and fun to complete!

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alexcat
Nov. 17th, 2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
Access denied to the photo... must be locked.
tentaclejen
Nov. 17th, 2012 07:40 pm (UTC)
Whoops! Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Should be corrected now. :)
alexcat
Nov. 17th, 2012 07:47 pm (UTC)
They're really cute! I think even patients enjoy seeing something individual and cute on the nursing staff.
tentaclejen
Nov. 17th, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I agree wholeheartedly with you. Sometimes I think being able to talk about something-anything other than their health problems make patients feel more comfortable. I like to incorporate silly little conversation pieces into my uniform when I can: pins, headbands, silly socks...something to distract them!
xnikki118x
Nov. 17th, 2012 07:50 pm (UTC)
That's really cute! My best friend is an RN and I bet she'd love something like this.
tentaclejen
Nov. 17th, 2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
Thanks! They are ultra easy (and inexpensive!) to make.
sushidog
Nov. 17th, 2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
I love that you used medication caps for these; so creative, and they look great!
tentaclejen
Nov. 18th, 2012 02:49 am (UTC)
Thanks! I have a bunch of the caps leftover from this craft and am not quite sure yet what to do with them.
fmullen7
Nov. 17th, 2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
How cool is this? Love em. Could have used them before I decided to retire.
tentaclejen
Nov. 18th, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
I still have a jar of caps in need of reuse!
path124
Nov. 17th, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
Love the idea of the medication caps. While not a nurse myself, at times I have to administer IV medication for my daughter and as I flip off the caps of many a bottle, I ponder what they could be used for. Many have just been taken to school for counting or gluing fun. These are awesome!
tentaclejen
Nov. 18th, 2012 02:51 am (UTC)
Thank you! I work in an ER and can collect literally hundreds of these a day. I have a bunch left and am brainstorming for other uses!
margaret_yakoda
Nov. 17th, 2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
While I do ohh and ahhh over a lot of the things posted in this group, this is the first thing I've seen where my jaw just dropped. Beautiful, useful, and fun. Perfect! :)
tentaclejen
Nov. 18th, 2012 02:51 am (UTC)
That us a very flattering comment, thank you so much!
missmollymayhem
Nov. 18th, 2012 02:42 am (UTC)
Clever! It didn't even occur to me that those were vial caps until you mentioned it!!!
tentaclejen
Nov. 18th, 2012 02:53 am (UTC)
Thank you. One of my favorite features of this little piece of flair is that because the caps are from medication, each petal of the flowers is printed "flip off" haha.
alotus_poetry
Nov. 18th, 2012 06:44 am (UTC)
Awesome!! I'm a nursing student (got one more semester to go), and I'm in dire need to be creative, but I got no time. What a lovely way to get creative and individualize each nurse at your facility! :)
sparrows07
Nov. 19th, 2012 12:50 am (UTC)
These are really cool! As a fellow nurse (RN) I'm sorry you all have to wear the same scrubs! That bites! But your badge holders are cute!
rainbowmonkeys_
Nov. 19th, 2012 07:47 am (UTC)
That's so great! I'm going to work in a hospital soon where us physios have to wear scrubs - really want to do something like that too :)
missnikkisays
Nov. 20th, 2012 05:11 pm (UTC)
Awesome!
itsc00l
Nov. 21st, 2012 03:10 am (UTC)
THESE ARE GREAT! good job lady!
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