Saturday, October 20, 2012

Crafty Time

I have been trying to figure out a cute way to display my race bibs for a couple of reasons, (1) I'm really proud that in 2012 I accomplished more distance runs than I have in my whole live, and (2) as motivation to keep going.

I've seen a couple race bib holders on esty that are super cute but kinda pricey for something I think I can make myself so I found this tutorial on Pinterest from Domestic Mess.

When my friend Alyssa texted and said "let's make a date to craft what you just pinned" I was in!  I hit up the craft store and decided since I can't paint perfect letters that I should get the raised wood ones, and paint those.  Also instead of just the plain one color we decided to do a chevron pattern. Check out the final product: 

And with bibs

Super simple project you'll need:
-Wood plaque
-Wood letters
-hooks (you'll need two sets if you have bibs that are different sizes)

We painted our chevrons first and then did the outside of the plaque and letters...  Once everything was dry we glued the letters onto the plaque and screwed in the hooks.  

**It took us a while to compete because we decided to do a chevron pattern and we're perfectionists, plus we were talking the whole time...