Morale Booster

Crafty busi­ness: how to make your own morale patch

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You have seen them all over the place. You may even have a few (or a bunch) al­ready. Morale patches can be fun to wear, look at and even col­lect. A part of the ap­peal of morale patches is that they of­ten times rep­re­sent your in­ter­ests or thoughts in cre­ative or comedic ways—com­monly bring­ing a smile to any­one who re­lates to its de­sign or mes­sage. That’s prob­a­bly why they’re called morale patches in the first place.

The search for the next morale patch to be added to your col­lec­tion is al­ways an on­go­ing process. Although it’s great to col­lect ready-made patches, what if you have a par­tic­u­lar de­sign that you want to make into a patch?

Whether a morale patch hap­pens to be the per­fect con­veyance for some­thing funny that you made up or if you want to cre­ate a few cool patches for your group of friends, the re­al­ity is that get­ting cus­tom morale patches made up can be cost pro­hib­i­tive. That is, un­til now.

In this DIY, we ex­plore how to make your own morale patch with com­mon or easy-to-pro­cure items. The ma­te­ri­als are in­ex­pen­sive and it’s quick and easy to do. All you need is a few spare min­utes of your time and the fol­low­ing items.

Be­low: Gather a few sim­ple tools and sup­plies and you’re in busi­ness.

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