It’s Girl Scout season and that means your SWAPS game needs to be on point. For those of you not of the green sash family, SWAPS are:  Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere. And they are a Girl Scout favorite. I love them because they encourage the girls to talk with girls they don’t know, to discuss a trade. So, great SWAPS can potentially lead to great 8 year old conversations!

Last year, we went all out with puggie pom-pom SWAPS, but this year, time was a factor and we had to scale back.

I know you’ll be shocked that our love for minions was the answer to SWAPS on fleek, and on time.

girl scouts swaps - minions

They’re totes adorbs, and so easy to make – whether you’re doing Girl Scouts SWAPS or just want to make a little pin for your minion loving friends.

Here’s what you need:

1.5” yellow pom poms. I had to buy a bag of assorted pom poms to get the yellows in the size we wanted.

making minion swaps

.75 inch google eyes

black chenille stems

1.5 inch safety pins

hot glue

Here’s what you do:

Heat up your hot glue

Cut your stems into 2.5 inch pieces (or shorter)

Wrap the stems around the middle of your pom pom. It’s okay if they overlap where they connect.

Put a dab of hot glue on top of the spot where the stems come together

Put a google eye on top of the glue spot

Let cool.

Flip over and slide an opened safety pin between the pom and the stem. Close the pin.

All done!

minion swaps
Mardi Gras Subway Art

Mardi Gras Subway Art

Everything you love about New Orleans and the holiday that makes it famous, all on one sign! If you’ve ever experienced Mardi Gras in person, every one of these words will stir up a memory. If Mardi Gras is still on your bucket list, then this is your “must-do” list. It’s perfect for your at home party, or as a page in your scrapbook. 


Laissez les bons temps rouler! 


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