Admittedly, this combination (wine and super glue) sounds like it might result in some sort of sticky disaster. Luckily, the end result came out looking like this:
Ross and I were trying to figure out with what to do with ALLL of our running medals. OMG there are too many to count… if you have an issue counting to 22. If not, then there are just 22 of them. Needless to say, 22 medals take up a lot of space in our tiny apartment. I’ve had some of these for over 10 years and I love each and every one of them for what they represent (pride, accomplishment, hard work, free beer, etc), but for the most part they are just taking up space here, and I get really weird looks from people when I wear all of them out in public (they’re just jealous FYI).
Ross had the great idea of making magnets with our medals. This turned out to be ideal as we needed magnets for our refrigerator, we also needed something to do with our medals, and we like playing with super glue.
We got all the supplies we needed which included: The medals, magnets, super strong super glue, a newspaper to save our coffee table, brie and wine. The brie and wine here are optional, the rest are pretty important for the project. You might also want to make sure you have a refrigerator to put the medals on (if not, don’t worry, you could always surprise a nice, unsuspecting stranger by decorating their car with your race magnets!)
My Boston Marathon medal was the only one I didn’t sacrifice to the ice box. I didn’t run 26.2 miles for a magnet. That’s just crazy:
My hope is that if the whole health and fitness thing doesn’t entice you to run a road race, and if those feelings of pride and accomplishment just don’t do it for you, maybe magnets will.
But seriously, this is a fun project and a great way to
show-off use those medals you worked so hard for, without sacrificing any space in your 500 square foot apartment.