1. Camie at "Home is where they love you" says:

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this great idea !

  2. Anonymous says:

    I like this idea! You can also take the little guys on the top of the trophies, remove them and make wine/bottle stoppers!!! 🙂

    1. Cynthia Green says:

      I would really like to know how to do this.

  3. so I love the idea but the real reason I am posting is that I am from Bethlehem and the ‘crate’ is from Allentown I thought that was pritty amazing being all of the links I could have clicked….also you are german yes? living in the states…my friend is American living in Germany and she has a blog….Life and Death in Franconian Village by Laura Libricz..just little coincidences…in the big, yet very small world we live in. Oh and on the trophys I have 3 just barley adult kids with lots of trophys so I shall be busy.

    1. Thanks Betsy!
      I know it’s a small world 😉 and it just so happens that I’m also from Franconia! Not kidding! I checked out your friends blog and she lives around Nürnberg right? That’s about an hour away from where I am from. She wrote her first historical fiction novel and I love historical fiction! How exciting! I think I may just read it when I’m finished with my current historical fiction book which also plays in Franconia!
      Talk to you soon!

    2. This is gettin really weird…you are from Franconia, yes she lives in Mailach. Yes check out her book, you will enjoy it.I got the okay from my children to rmove theur names and make a trophy frame. I will then try and donate the trophys to a local organization.

  4. Anonymous says:

    What about donating the trophies to your local rec department or Boys and Girls club for them to reuse? They could add their own name plates. Love this idea!!!!

    1. I did check into that but my husbands trophies weren’t in good shape at all.

  5. oh!great! idea is super friendly, knowledgeable, and they’re able to do a lot of different plaques, trophies, awards. Here is a sample “About Me” page that answers these questions. I love this post, lots of great info!Thank for sharing..
    Trophies and medals

  6. Anonymous says:

    Wow great idea for medals! This is moving to the top off my project list this weekend!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Wow great idea for medals! This is moving to the top off my project list this weekend!

  8. Great idea! I have a ton of gymnastics trophies and scouting awards and I think I am going to do this for myself.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    Just came across this- love the idea! Did you ever post what you did with the baseball cards and Sports Illustrated magazines???

    1. I have been wanting to but we’ve had issues with our basement and I didn’t want to take pictures in the mess. But I will hopefully get to it this fall when I’m going to redo the basement a little.

    2. Anonymous says:

      Ok great- I will look forward to the ideas! Stumbled upon your blog today looking for ideas for mine and my hubby’s old trophies, medals, etc! And now I have been all over your blog posts- love them!!!

    3. Thank you so much! That made my day, because it’s been one of those frustrating ones 😉

  11. Very wise words. I implore I can be the religious mom, my offspring needs to grow up having so that others can see God from side to side her and not the planet.

  12. My fiancé and I were just talking about what to do with trophies and this looks great!

    How did your husband get the plaques with the names on them? They look tough to get off and we’re hoping it’s something we can manage!

    1. I guess I should clarify a bit, how did he get the plaques off? If you could clarify on that process a bit that would be fantastic! Thank you for sharing this awesome idea!!

  13. Hi, we just used a screw driver or speckling knife to get under the plaques on the trophies and pried them off. Since most of them are only glued on and the glue was old, it was really easy. Some of them were screwed on and we just screwed them off.
    Hope that helps and let me know if you have any more questions.

    1. Ok, great! That shouldn’t be too bad (hopefully ha). Thank you so much!

  14. shirley rennicker says:

    love to see how you make so many things from what you have.Love it

  15. The only “change” I would make is instead of painting the Red white and blue, I would actually use the old ribbons you removed and spread them out as the backdrop and mount the medals on top

  16. How did you get the plaques off of the actual trophy it self?Mine seem to be super glued on and I don’t want to break them off.

    1. Mine just popped right off

  17. Cheryl Smith says:

    I love the idea of combining all of my old trophies into one case. This would make it really easy to show. I am definitely going to try this idea for my trophies and my children’s trophies.

  18. Have you ever come across lead crystal plaques that are either broken or no longer useful? Any thoughts on how to repurpose those? I have about 10 that are either broken are just “NO” but feel guilty throwing them away.


  19. Kathy Sims says:

    Thank you SOOOOOO MUCH for this idea!!!! Now I can get all those dusty trophies off my shelf!!!!

  20. Pam Clackler says:

    Love, love, love this idea. I have all kinds of heirloom academia medals for me and hockey medals and trophies for my boys. I love the red, white and blue. Fantastic job and great inspiration!

    1. Thanks so much I’m glad you like it and good luck.

  21. This is such a great idea and it looks awesome!

  22. Julia I just LOVE this project!!!! Every woman that is married to a guy with two crates of tropies that his mom saved since kindergarten thanks you! 🙂

  23. What a wonderful idea! We have boxes of my husband’s trophies in the attic—I’m so doing this! Thank you!

    1. Oh good luck Michele, I’m glad you like it.

  24. Love this idea..Thank you for all the good ideas you post.

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