What should I do with my bling?

Rows of medals

I’ve been wondering what to do with my medals for a long time. I know there are many worthy places where they can be donated, but I’m not at that stage yet. I want to keep them, but don’t want them to just be in a pile in the corner. The trouble is that attractive medal displays are quite expensive. However, I think I may have found a cost-effective solution, courtesy of a top Scandinavian retailer. Thank you Ikea, for selling the BYGEL rail (55cm = £1.50; 100cm = £2). I may well take a trip there this week and see whether I can fashion a display for my medals and Stuart’s.

Bygel rail (or medal holder?)
Can a Bygel rail be used as a holder of medals?


I’m not particularly ‘crafty’, so if anyone else has any good and simple suggestions, please feel free to share them with me 🙂

Do you display your medals, keep them in a box or give them away?

8 Responses

  1. Hey! I don’t have that much race bling…..yet!! But I was thinking of finding a nice piece of driftwood (in keeping with my coastal location!) and screwing in a load of those little hook screws which you can get very cheaply from Wilkos or hardware shops! Just an idea! ?

    • That sounds like a great idea – thank you 🙂 I’m going home to Cornwall at Christmas, so I might keep my eyes out for a nice piece of driftwood. The main problem is that there are now so many crafters that there’s not much left to be found on the beach!

      I’ve seen a few boards on Pinterest where people have decorated their Christmas trees with their medals, which can look good, but I’m not sure it’s the right solution for me.

  2. I like the driftwood idea and if you are at all crafty (even if you’re not, use stencils) paint sometime simple on it. Like “RUN” or “GLORY” or something!

      • Since you’re using driftwood, I would use a thin layer of lightly colored paint over the stencil. When its dry, take sand paper to it to make it look rustic. I’m going to have to make one for myself!

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