I wouldn’t consider myself a crafty person by any means, but every now and then I just get this urge to make something.
When I saw that I could buy a Nike Women’s Marathon Finisher’s Plaque for $79.99 I knew a do-it-yourself project was in the works.
Well, it was more like a must as I didn’t feel like shelling out that kind of money for something that probably wasn’t going to be that cool anyways. Before I even ran the marathon I knew that I wanted to do something special with my race number and I came up with the perfect thing!
The project was very simple and only cost me around $30.00 in total.
The materials I used:
Poster frame from Wal-mart
Official Marathon Bib
Official Nike Women’s Marathon Poster – $10.00 (which Nike donated back to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)
These posters listed the names of every single person who raced in the marathon, so I hearted my name so it would be easy to find.
Your favorite marathon racing picture: (okay, so I broke down and purchased this photo as there were no other of us actually crossing the finish line together. This was taken at mile 25 and I looked pretty darn happy)
Then basically you put it all together in a frame and TA DA…. it’s done!
I’m actually thinking I might add a few more of my favorite pics and make a collage.
What do you think? Do you like the simplicity of it, or would it be cool to add more photos?
What other cool things have you created with your race numbers or finishers medals? As you can see in the picture above I have an ongoing wall of race numbers, but it’s nothing special. I would love to something with those too.
Thanks for viewing this special edition of “Linzi’s Crafty Corner”.
Be back tomorrow with a report on my first post-marathon run. People, we are going to ease my little foot back into it. It’s been a week & a half and I’m dying here. So tonight’s test will let me know if I can even run the 2-3 miles I was ok’d to do by the PT. Think happy thoughts! 🙂