Craft/DIY, Sponsored Post

DIY- Race Medal Display

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.

Rust-Oleum Chalkboard paint

Sponge paint brushes

Single Coat Hooks

Permanent Vinyl or Paper to make stencils

Picture hanging hardware

How you make it:

  1. Cut your piece of wood to your desired size. We cut ours to 9in x 18in
  2. 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.
  3. Sand down your wood to make it super smooth.
  4. Paint your wood with whatever color paint you’d like. We used Chalkboard Paint by Rustoleum.
  5. 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.
  6. Once paint is dry, apply design with preferred method.
  7. Add hardware to back of display and hang in desired location!
  8. Enjoy showing off your medals! You earned every single one of them!

and finally…

Hang up and Show the BLING!
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. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.