Running for me is a struggle. It always has been. Some runs and races are better than others (Hello, 2014 Buffalo Half Marathon!) but most of the times I struggle more than I would like. But I do finish.
Anyway, thats a long way of saying I worked hard for the medals at the end of a race and wanted a nice way to display them. Instead of thrown in a dresser drawer or over a door knob like they have been for the past 3 years.
So I made this little race medal holder.
Piece of Wood
Minwax Dark Walnut Stain
Small Curtain Rod with Hangers
First I stained my piece of wood with two coats of Minwax Dark Walnut stain. Then I printed of the saying I wanted using Jenna Sue font.
I taped down the paper and traced the letters with a pencil... and then a pen when my pencil lead broke and I couldn't find a sharpener.
Next, I just used white acrylic paint and painted in the letters. It took two coats of white to get an all around even color.
On the other side, I painted everything in for the PR's but the times. Before applying three coats of polyacrylic to seal everything.
To hang the medals, I used a small curtain rod and just looped the medals over it.
To write in my times, I used a chalk paint marker. As for if I ever get faster, I seemed to wipe off okay. There was a little smearing but I didn't really scrub at it either.
We used two picture hooks to hang the medal holder to the wall. Tada!
You might remember last year, I made my sister a Race Bib + Medal Holder also.