DIY Medal Holder Board
This past year I made a goal to get healthy despite my health issues, you can read all about it here. Well in doing so, I did a lot of races. For fun, we did several races as a family and so all of my kids have medals. They needed a way to display the medals so we built medal holder boards for each of them. I let my kids do them all by themselves, they designed it, painted it, put the nails in and even came up with the sayings. They all turned out really great and they are all proud of their medal holders and all of their medals that they have earned.
This is how we made the medal holder boards.
First thing we did was get a 1 x 10 board and cut them to be 24 inches wide. We sanded them down and routed the edges to give it a nice finished look. For my daughter’s medal holder board, she wanted rainbow, so we used a L square to draw some lines for the rainbow.
Using stencil vinyl (you can use painters tape, I just didn’t have it on hand) we taped off the rows and painted each row a different color with acrylic paint.
Once the board was painting, we put some white vinyl onto it. We used transfer tape to put the vinyl onto the board.
Now it’s time for the nails. We first drilled starting holes for each nail (there are 21 total) and then we used 1 1/2″ nails.
Then with a hammer, we nailed the nails into the board. We put a mark on the nail to show the kids how far each nail should go into the board.
Here it is with all of the nails in it.
And that’s it! My daughter was so proud of her board!
I used the command strips to put the board onto the wall but you can easily use picture hangers too. She has it in her room with all her medals and ribbons. We had done a lot of fun races!
Here is the close up of the board, it looks so good!
Here is the one that my youngest son did, he did it all by himself and was very proud of it!
Here is my oldest son’s medal holder, he used a teal spray paint with his and a silver vinyl.
Here is another one, super fun!
Here is last one, he’s a huge Broncos fan and very confident :).
Here is what my display looks like, I have a few more medals than them :). I wrote a whole post about how I made this display, you can find that here.
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