Every Mile A Memory . . . | Health, Love & Fire

Every Mile A Memory . . .

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Since starting my blog, I have mentioned a few times that my husband and I like to run. In the past few years Dan has run two marathons, we have both completed a 200 mile relay race called Hood to Coast and we have completed a total of 8 half marathons. As our love for running increases, so do the number of running medals we have draped around a picture frame or laying on a shelf. Let's be honest, I don't go out there and run 13.1 miles on a saturday just for the fun of it . . . it's all about the medal! I know that might not be the best motivation, I mean the sense of accomplishment at the end is awesome, and the glass of wine or cold beer always helps, but both Dan and I always look forward to that medal!


Since we have over 15 race medals laying around, I decided that we needed somewhere to organize and show them all off. What's the point of having them if we can't look at them! I did some searching on etsy, but just couldn't get myself to spend anywhere from 20-70 dollars on something that I just sort of liked. So after browsing pinterest and dragging my husband to the craft store, I decided to make my own!

Here was my inspiration . . . . .

And here's what I ended up with . . . 



What I needed. . . .
One 1x4 piece of wood, whatever desired length you want, either spray paint or a small can of paint in the color you're wanting, a roll of vinyl that you can use in your cricut, silhouette or other cutting machine, drawer handles to use to hang the medals from (I just picked up some normal handles you would use on a cabinet or dresser), and nails and picture hooks to hang it from the wall.



All I did . . .
 . . . measure out how long I wanted my board to be and cut it to size
. . . Spray painted the board black (I figured this color would go with whatever room I decided I wanted it in)
. . . Picked a saying and cut the letters out using my Cricut, and then stuck them on the board once it was dry
. . . Measured, marked, and screwed in the handles on the board to hang the medals from
. . . I measured how far apart the holes were on my race bibs and nailed nails in to each side to hold our bibs (not all the bibs had the same distance holes, so for some of them I had to hole punch an extra hole in order for them all to hang right)
. . . .Attached the picture hooks to the back of the board and then hung the holder from the wall & hung the medals from the handles!


I absolutely loved the way it turned out and it has been the perfect place to display all the fun medals from the different races we've done! Hopefully finishing this project and being so happy with the outcome will motivate me to get more pinterest projects done!

14 comments :

  1. congrats and its great you two love to share something you both love.

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  2. You guys are awesome! Great DIY project - it came out really nice.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  3. OH MY GOSH... I am in love with this medal hanger! I just use those stick hangers & arrange cool designs on the wall. I love you have a place for your bib. I'm gonna Pin this for myself!

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  4. What a great idea for all of your medals and race bibs! I love it! Now I just need to get going with more runs so I have a reason to make one of those myself...

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  5. I love it!!! This really turned out awesome! :-)

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  6. A friend of mine did the Hood to Coast this last year it looks like such a fun race! And I LOVE that, it is so cute!!

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