My best friend just recently had her birthday and I wanted to get/make her something awesome! I saw this triathlon medal/bib holder on etsy that I loved, but it was $33 and would not be here in time for her party. So I decided to make her one myself!
Cost: Around $20
What you need:
- Piece of wood
- Sheet of foam (I used thin)
- Foam letters (Michael's)
- Hooks (I got a pack of 30 from Lowes)
- Paint (I used orange, her favorite color)
First off your piece of wood should be big enough to fit 'I TRI' big at the top and 'swim•bike•run' in smaller letters underneath that.
I started by painting my wood orange. After it dried I screwed in holes for where I should put the hooks. (It is easy just to put a bib you have on there, to see the size). There are two bib sizes so I used four hooks for those. Once those were on I screwed holes in the bottom of the wood so I could put five hooks there to hold the medals.
Now I drew out letters on the foam the best I could. It took a couple tries to find the right size.
Underneath the I TRI letters I put on the already cut out ones that I got from Michael's. Since the pack didn't come with circles for in between the words I cut off the dot for the i.
I glued on the letters with Zots (glue dots) and it was done! I loved the turnout and I think she even loved it more than I did!
If you don't have the time to make one yourself let me know and I will make one for you! Email: email@example.com