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By now, you’ve seen episode one of NBC Making It. If you haven’t – stop right there, turn back, do not pass go, do not collection $200. It’s available on Hulu and the NBC app, so you have no excuses. Go watch it now!

Okay. By NOW, you’ve surely watched episode one of Making It and you know all the fun nuances of the show – like Nick & Amy’s hilarious sidebar banter or the fun sketches that race across your screen to illustrate each of our projects or the denim Hedley and Bennett aprons we wear in each episode. You’ve probably also noticed that after each challenge, the winning maker is awarded a patch to wear on his or her apron. Thus far in the Making It competition, I’m patchless, but luckily for you and me, I’ve got the perfect DIY solution that involves my go-to printer – the Canon PIXMA TS8020.

With these printable crafty merit badges, we can ALL sport our creative prowess – without spending one minute on a national television crafting competition!

We’ve designed a collection of eight crafty patches, so you can have your pick of which fits you best. All the badges will print on a single sheet of paper and you can use scissors or a 2.5” circle punch to cut them out. From there, assembly is pretty easy!

What you need:

Once you’ve printed out your paper patches, the assembly is easy!


Use circle punch to punch out each printable patch. You can use scissors for this too!


Use glue stick to adhere printable badge to wood round


On the back of the wood round, use hot glue to adhere pleated ribbon


Glue striped ribbon to the back of the wood round, as shown


Use hot glue to adhere a second wooden round to the back – this will hide all those ribbon edges. Then use hot glue to adhere the pin back in place

Now it’s YOUR turn to make your own patch inspired by NBC’s Making It, airing Tuesday’s at 10/9c.

Which patch is your favorite?! Be sure to share your crafty patch creation with us using the #CraftyWithCanon and #DamaskLovelies hashtags!

This project was completed in partnership with Canon. All projects, photos and opinions are mine, mine, mine! Thanks for supporting the collaborations that keep the lights on in this joint!

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10 thoughts on “Make Your Own NBC Making It Award Patch

  1. Damask Lovely is my favorite but i’m going to use your rosette tutorial to make my frill around my patch 😀

  2. Why I gotta choose? I want one of each… these came out so coool. I will be creating them all annnnnd…. wearing them all too. Can’t wait for the next episode of nbcmakingit!

  3. Congratulations, Amber, I just finished watching tonight’s episode! You are the Glitter Queen for sure. ❤️

  4. Amber, I LOVED your terrarium!!! Your Golden Gate Bridge was the best!! I was so glad you won!
    My favorite patch is I SWEAT GLITTER. I use glitter, jewels, pearls and sparkles on everything!

  5. I loved your participation in the NBC show. You are very nice and your work has a lot of creativity, congratulations.

  6. Hi Amber! I love the show and love you on it. My 7 y/o daughter Noah and I watch every week (it’s summer so I let her stay up and enjoy it with me ☺️). This is such a cute project. I haven’t watched this weeks episode yet but I’m sure you did great. Obviously you’re our favorite but all the crafters are so great so, no matter who wins, we’re inspired… but we’re keeping our fingers crossed for you ?

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