Sunday, December 11, 2011

Race Medal Ornaments

For most of the year the race medals that Cory and I get sit in a pile and collect dust. We could get a fancy medal hanger and display them but instead we save them until Christmas time so we can turn them into ornaments.

It's fun to think back on the races we have done over the year while decorating the tree. This time of year is a great time to think back on all the fun we've had this year.

It's pretty simple but I thought I would share how I make medals into ornaments.

Step 1: Cut the ribbon in half

Step 2: tie ribbon in a bow if you like it, if you don't want a big bow on your tree you can remove the ribbon and use a metal ornament hanger.

Step 3: Hang on your tree and enjoy for years to come.

Simple and easy, just the way I like it!

Now I am off for a 11 mile trail run in Boulder, so excited! Then a swim with my mom in her awesome pool. What are your plans for today?


  1. I love this idea! I keep my medals on a wall board but a tree full of medals would be awesome too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is a very cool idea - love it!!!

  3. I do that with my medals too! The only bad thing about it though is that sometimes the medals are so heavy they can't hang on the tree!

  4. What a great idea!!!! I may have to do this, Thanks for sharing.

  5. What a great idea. I do not have many medals... yet! But, that seems like a fantastic use. Like you, mine are collecting dust as well.

    Do you have any ideas for what to do with the race bibs? I read somewhere that there is a place that will turn them into coasters - like 4 coasters for each bib. I think that sounds fun... You could see them every day.

  6. Love that idea! :) You are so creative!