Sunday, August 25

How to Display Marathon Medals

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One of my design clients is very physically fit. Since she & her husband have participated in many marathons, they had quite a collection of medals hanging on the door knobs of their home office. 

I knew that we could find a better way to preserve & display her beautiful marathon medals. We had them custom framed & now they make a colorful addition to her office decor.
We were able to fit about 60 medals in these three frames. If it's not in your budget to order custom frames, a similar effect could be achieved by using shadow boxes which can be found at Pottery Barn. {I've also seen them at TJ Maxx lately.}

UPDATE: Since this post gets a lot of views, I decided to come up with a DIY way to do this project. CLICK HERE for another post with more!

13 comments:

  1. I'm thinking this would work well for soccer medals too. Hmmm. :)

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    1. Hello Julie, Thank you for stopping by & taking the time to leave a comment. Yes! I think this would be great for soccer medals! Have you gotten all the kiddos back in school??

      Warmly, Michelle

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  2. Well, my first obstacle would be TO RUN A MARATHON (tee,hee) That does look really nice though.

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    1. Yes Wendy, that makes two of us! Although I hate running & I don't think I will ever run a marathon! Thank so much for popping by.

      Warmly, Michelle

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  3. I SO have to do this with my husband's running medals. It just looks so classy! Nice work! Also, I think I'm going to need to come steal your orange pillows. kthanks :)

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    1. Thank you, darling Mandy, for your sweet comment. I think marathon medals are so pretty & they represent such a remarkable accomplishment - why not show them off! Please send me a pic if you do something nifty with yours.

      Warmly, Michelle

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    1. Hi Angelita, A local company called Stylecraft did the framing for us.

      Warmly, Michelle

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  5. Did you have to cut the ribbons to get them to fit in the frames?

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    1. Hello Courtney, Thank you for your question. You can just fold the ribbons over the back of the velvet mat to achieve this look - you don't have to cut them.

      Warmly, Michelle

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    2. Thank you Michelle! Do you happen to know the dimensions of the frames you had custom made?

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    3. Yes, we made them about 14" x 45" each. My client had plenty of room for them, so we made them long to fit as many ribbons as possible. We still couldn't fit them all!

      Warmly, Michelle

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