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Recycling Vial Caps into Friendly Art
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As a patient on home parenteral nutrition (HPN), I go through large amounts of trash each night while setting
 
Decorative name tag badges made with leftover vial caps.
up my “food.” I try to think of ways to reuse some of the packaging, instead of just throwing everything away. I have seen nurses in the past with vial cap badges, and I thought that would be something fun and easy to do.

To make the badge reels, I use a hot glue gun to secure the vial caps. Before the glue dries, I arrange the caps into the shape I want, and then I hold pressure on them until the glue hardens and holds the caps in place. In addition to being on HPN myself, I am also a registered nurse, and my coworkers save their vial caps for me as well.

Combining my own caps and the caps collected on my unit, I have started making a variety of different badge reels. My coworkers look forward to the new seasons, as they get excited for new badge reels. Pictured are some spring ones I have just started working on. The extra “bling” is optional, but I like the uniqueness it gives to each badge!

—Kristi R.

LifelineLetter, March/April 2017

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Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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