This post will show my DIY running wall from many different inspirations from several pinterest pins.
I am currently in the process of remodeling (painting, flooring,etc..) my entire room. So I had to take down my previously "decorated" award wall. Before the current display, I had all of my running pictures and bibs (that I had kept) stapled/taped to the wall. around the bibs and pictures, I would hang my medals on medium sized tacks. After browsing pinterest the past few years, I have always been interested in the "award/bib display boards" that people make. I took a variation of ideas and incorporated them for my wall.
Previously: my bibs were taped or stapled to my wall.
NOW: I created TWO bib canvas boards. Here are the how to's for my boards:
-Canvas (I think it is 11x14). They come in a pack of 3 from walmart [super cheap].
-Paint/brushes (being an education major, I already had these on hand).
-plastic wall hanging hooks.
-Command Velcro picture hanging strips.
a-Paint your canvas in the colors or design that you want it. Also paint inspirational sayings on it, or even just the word "Bibs."
b-Once the paint dried, I attached my plastic hooks to the canvas board.
C-I used picture hanging velcro strips to hang the canvas.
D- I put my bibs on the hanging hooks.
Since the canvas came in a pack of three, I used the 3rd canvas as a picture board. I only have roughly 6 running Pictures that are PRINTED. I have several more that I may add later down the line. To make my picture board, I first tacked the pictures where I wanted them. Then I painted the leftover white space between the pictures. After that, I hot glued my pictures to the board. I also used velcro strips to hang my picture board.
To add an extra element to my wall, I purchased the wooden letters from Wal-Mart to spell the word RUN. At my hometown's walmart, there are a small abundance of letters in our craft department. I found an R and an U just fine! I was missing my N. Since I found 2 U's. I decided that I would just turn one of the U's upside down to form an N. I painted the Letters and after drying hung them up with strips as well.
For the medals I have won, I used the rest of my "hooks" and mounted them on the wall. I tied two medals together for each hook (except my heavy Half marathon medal). I still have 2 trophies that I have to figure out how to place somewhere! Below is the final results of everything on my running wall!
Have a Blessed Night,