If you’ve been reading recently you’ll know that I recently had a major clear out of my flat. It had got out of hand with the amount of clutter and hoarding I was doing. I threw away, recycled and sold a lot. But something I couldn’t bear to throw away were any of my race medals. I’ve got an overflowing medal rack with the over spill dangling from the corners of our bedroom mirror. They can’t stay as they are but there are memories in each bit of bling that means I am loathe to throw them away.
When it comes to race bibs and tshirts I am less sentimental but only just. I still have a fair few of each floating around just incase I feel the need to dig them out and reminisce. So far I have never done this but you know, maybe I will in the future.
It had me thinking about what I could do with these prized items to make them into show off pieces rather than clutter.
Tom had my marathon bibs framed to hang in our room as a birthday prezzie, and I think I can get rid of my other bibs but if you’d rather here are some ideas of what to do with yours.
Make them into a collage frame.
I do save all of my medals, they are currently hanging on a special medal holder boasting my favourite quote- ‘One day you won’t be able to do this, today is not that day.’ I am thinking of going through my medals and showcasing only my favourite medals storing the rest of them in a box. Alternatively I would love to take the medal off the ribbon, attach a magnet to each and use them as fridge magnets.
Decorate your Christmas Tree with them– do not think Tom would let me do this.
I’m saving a lot of my race t-shirts (only the pretty/special ones) to hopefully have them made into a quilt for our spare room someday. I think it is such a brilliant way of displaying them and creating a talking point with guests.
For more ideas, have a look at my pinterest board– I’d also love to hear any of your ideas. What do you do with your race bibs/medals and t-shirts? Do you save them or throw them?