With the warmer weather comes a lot more outdoor activities… and out here, in Coastal NC, that means Race season is upon us! If you’re like us, that also means that you’ll be collecting quite a few race medals over the next couple of months, and you’ll need a place to display them!
Sure, you can spend anywhere from $40 and up for some medal holders, but I’m going to show you how to make one yourself for less than half the cost, using some scrap wood, a vinyl cutter and a couple of items from your local Walmart store!
Here’s what you need:
Piece of scrap wood, approx 18 inches long.
Sponge paint brushes
Permanent Vinyl or Paper to make stencils
Picture hanging hardware
How you make it:
- Cut your piece of wood to your desired size. We cut ours to 9in x 18in
- Use a router to put a finished edge on the plank. Re-measure your piece of wood to see what your usable space is. For our edge, it took away about 1/2 in of usable space.
- Sand down your wood to make it super smooth.
- Paint your wood with whatever color paint you’d like. We used Chalkboard Paint by Rustoleum.
- While you are waiting for your paint to dry, you can design your wording or picture. I am using permanent vinyl for my wording. You can cut out of card stock or non-permanent adhesive shelf liner to make a stencil to paint.
- Once paint is dry, apply design with preferred method.
- Add hardware to back of display and hang in desired location!
- Enjoy showing off your medals! You earned every single one of them!
DISCLOSURE: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.