DIY: Triathlon Medal Display

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Supplies

  • 1x8x6  Wood Board- I used Premium Pine cut to 20 inches
  • Paint- I used black for background and white for letters. Black is semigloss. White is acrylic. I did use semigloss white but it was not working out. I think I got a bad mix.
  • Sawtooth Picture Hangers- mine was a 3 piece set. Used two in set
  • Brass Cup Hooks 1in. I got a pack of 50. I used 19 of them
  • Paint brushes. Sponge was used for black. Small size 4 flat brush for white. I would also have a size 6 handy as well.
  • Vinyl or vinyl letters. You can even do stencil
  • Transfer tape if using cricut to cut vinyl
  • Cricut or some sort of machine to cut vinyl
  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • Saw- if you do not have one you can get hardware stores to cut in store you most of the time.

Start by measure you board for cutting. Once cut decide where you want your letters placed. I wanted the letter to be 4 inches in height. They would sit 1 inch from top of board and once 1 inch in on sides of board. The bottom was left for the cup hooks.

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Cut out our words on vinyl. Swim was 6 inches long. Bike 5 inches long. Run 5 inches long. I used a 24 inch cricut mat so the words would fit on all one mat. This made is easier to the transfer.

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Follow the directions for your transfer tape. Make sure you use a bone folder or the little stick to rub the vinyl to transfer tape. Please please pull slow when take the vinyl up.

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Here is what is looks like. Top is the vinyl pulled off. Bottom is the words on the transfer tape. I did transfer tape because I could not trust myself to transfer each letter correctly with exact placement.

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Flip the sticky side of transfer tape onto your board for transfer. Use your pencil marking to guide your placement. Pull up slow and smooth the each individual letters down as you go. You want to make sure they stick.

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Once you have your letters on you can paint over.

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The look with vinyl removed. I like this look but it was requested for there the words to be white. I also liked one coat of black, but I did two to make it darker. One coat makes it look worm and you can see the wood grain through it better.

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Finished look. Painting the letter was a pain, but it turned out well once cleaned up.

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