DIY Race Bib & Medal Display. A post from contributor Megan of Wit & Wander.
Hi Dawn Nicole readers! I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite ways to exercise is running and today I have a beautiful way to display the bling you get from running 5Ks, 10Ks, Half Marathons, and Marathons. This DIY Race Bib & Medal Display is an awesome way to encourage you, challenge you, and show off your accomplishments. I also have a fun printable to add a little inspiration to your DIY Race Bib Display!
You can customize this project however you like – we chose to attach a quote, but you could paint it in chalkboard paint to record your PRs or attach a photo of your favorite race’s big finish. If you customize one of these displays, be sure to come back and share it with us so we can see your fabulous results! To print the Free Inspiration Printable, just click on the link below.
To make this DIY Race Bib Display, you will need:
- Board cut to 10″ x 15″
- Stain (I used Cabot Stain + Sealer in Aged Leather)
- (2) 1″ Cup Hooks
- Upholstery Tacks (We got our at the hardware store, but these are very similar)
- Ceramic Knob
Begin by sanding and staining the board. Then allow it to dry overnight, adding a second coat of stain if you feel like it needs it. If your stain doesn’t have a sealer, add a coat of sealer to make your finish last longer.
Use your race bib to measure the holes at the bottom of the board for the Cup Hooks. Pre-drill a hole with a bit slightly smaller than the thread of your hooks and screw in the hooks.
Pre-drill a hole for your knob. You could definitely use a simple hook here, but I liked the pop of color we got from using this gorgeous ceramic knob. I found this one at my local craft store, but it’s available online here or I love almost every knob from Anthropologie.
Attach your inspirational quote with the upholstery tacks. Then add your hard-earned race bibs and medals and you’re finished! You can hang this by attaching a saw tooth picture hanger or hanging eye hooks.
Now it’s time for me to go earn some more medals!
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Megan is a wife, mother, designer, and blogger at Wit & Wander. She has a passion for sharing the things that add joy and creativity to her life. Megan writes about her adventures as a mom and loves to share ideas for raising little ones, dating your spouse, and living an intentional life. Outside of Wit & Wander, she loves traveling, crafting, photography, and attempting to cook. Connect with her on Facebook // Instagram // Pinterest // Twitter // Google+