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?

Turn vintage trophies into place card holders for an olypmics themed partyThe 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.

TUrn a vintage tophy into a place car holder with a brich logI had some small ,wood birch rounds and just drilled a hole the same size as the screw base into the top of the round.

Use a birch round as a base for a vintagr trophyI added a drop of glue and screwed it in.

Make a cute place card holder using vintage trophies and tags. Great for  a sports banquet, wedding or fun dinnnerI 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.

Add a tag with a bit of ribbon to a tophy base
Two of the ones I found were for soccer.

Make a super cute vintage trophy  place card holderSue was volleyball but she could also stand in for “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”

Turn vintage trophies into really cute table placce settingsEither that or she’s doing the

Go gold and black with old trophies

Game on!!!!

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  1. 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!

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