This easy DIY game night medal is the perfect upcycled craft to take your family game night to the next competitive level. With this simple tutorial, you be finished and ready to compete in no time!
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It’s no secret that family game night is big in our home.
We simply love laughing and competing over an awesome board game. We even own the Champion Monopoly. You know the one that comes with a trophy?
That got me thinking. What if we had some sort of trophy for the winner of our other games? The kids would love to have something to show off when they defeat the parents.
Thus, this easy DIY game night medal was born. It’s perfect because it is inexpensive to make and pretty!
Remember these DIY birch bark vases? This is a great DIY to use up the lids left over from that project!
DIY Game Night Medal Materials
- Baby Jar Lid or Other Small Metal Lid
- Gold Enamel Paint
- Paint Brush
- Gold Jump Ring
- Black Sharpie
First, clean your baby food jar lid and then swab with rubbing alcohol. This will help ensure that the paint sticks.
Next, paint the outside of your lid with gold paint. Allow it to dry before moving on.
Then, flip your lid over and paint the inside gold too. Again, allow the paint to dry before moving on.
Step 4 (Optional)
If needed, add a second coat of paint to the outside of your lid. Allow this coat to dry before moving on.
- The inside won’t likely need a second coat. The white rubber holds the paint well and is easily covered.
Once your paint is dry, punch a hole in the side of the lid using your Crop-a-dile.
- This only works with the original one. I first tried with the Big Bite and it wouldn’t reach.
Next, attach your jump ring through the hole.
Then, cut a length of ribbon roughly 24 inches long. (Yes, those are kid’s scissors in the photo… they were the closest pair I grabbed.)
Next thread your ribbon through the jump ring.
Now tie the ends of your ribbon together with a regular knot.
Trim any excess ribbon at the end of the knot.
- If you’re worried about your knot coming undone, singe the ends with a lighter.
Lastly, draw “#1” in the center of your lid with a black Sharpie.
- You might need to go back over your “#1” to make it darker. For the best results, allow the marker to dry before going over it a second time.
How do you like my model? She definitely took creative license in the photos and these were the best shots that I got. We had fun with it, though. I think she likes the medal, what do you think?
Can you believe how easy this is to make? Surprise your kiddos at the next family game night with this easy DIY game night medal and watch the fun unfold!
If you’re looking for even more family game night DIY’s then check out this Family Game Night Board. It keeps the board in place while allowing it to rotate so little hands can always reach their pieces!
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to pick a board game out. Possibly one that gives me the edge so I get to rock this awesome medal first. Enjoy your next family game night!
Don’t Forget to Pin It!