Upcycling old trophies to make place card settings….
I swear. I have this obsession with old trophies that I can’t quite figure out.
Whenever I see them in the thrift stores I keep thinking what a waste. They just sit there, A record of someone’s glory day…. long gone. I personally have a few for speech team in high school and one for getting the worst score in a fireman’s golf tournament.As you can tell,I am quite the athlete.
They must have a second life!And I swear I am going to keep making things with them until I find out what it is!!!
Today’s it’s place card holders. Wouldn’t it be fun to use them for a sports-based party or even an Olympics-themed party?
The nice thing about trophies is they are really easy to take apart.They have a threaded screw set into the figurine most of the time.It’s as easy as unscrewing a nut at the base.
I had some small ,wood birch rounds and just drilled a hole the same size as the screw base into the top of the round.
I added a drop of glue and screwed it in.
I kept them their original gold color. I went with a black and gold theme and added a hand-lettered tag on a bit of ribbon.
Two of the ones I found were for soccer.
Sue was volleyball but she could also stand in for “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”
Either that or she’s doing the
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Those are great! A trophy for speech in high school is pretty impressive, IMHO!
Rita C. at Panoply
Wow !Love this idea !
What a great idea. You are so clever. I love this.
These make me smile. I’ve got a box full of my boy’s old trophies that I can’t bear to part with [they don’t care about them anymore]. They are just sitting in a box in the garage collecting dust – what a shame. Thanks for great inspiration in how to use them. I anxious for other ideas for them as well. I have lots to work with. Thanks!
I LOVE this idea! I’m on the hunt now for vintage trophies. Thanks so much! I’m definitely pinning this.
What a cute idea…I have boxes and boxes of them in my attic…
What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of party crafts! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/diy-party-crafts/
Have a great day!
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