Our office hosted an Olympic competition event and I of course volunteered to make medals. So I wanted to share with the world how I did made them and how I customized them specifically for the event.
I first went to Michaels and found these round wood circles for around $0.29 each. I needed to make 30 medals so this was a cheap option. I also grabbed some puffy paint (found in the fabric paint section), some red/white/blue ribbon (found at Walmart and Michaels), and some paint.
Let that dry for AT LEAST four hours. Overnight is best
Step 2: Use craft paint or spray paint to paint the medals. I only had gold spray paint on hand and used craft paint for the others. I will say that spray paint worked a lot better and dry time was faster. I did have to apply two coats of craft paint to get good coverage on the medals.
I’ll leave you with some fun Olympic medal facts.
- An Olympic diploma is awarded to the top eight finishers in all competitions at the Olympic games (for those moms who love participation awards)
- Gold medals – which are mostly made of gold-plated silver that’s 92.5% pure – which by a stunning coincidence happens to be the same as the silver medal – meaning the difference between first and second is essentially cosmetic
- Bronze medals – which consist mostly of copper – have barely any monetary value, approximately $4