What To Do With Your Old Race Bibs

As a runner I proudly display my medals, but my race bibs were just getting stacked on a shelf.  I started to brainstorm a fun craft project that I could to do with race bibs that would help display them.  ATTENTION CRAFTY RUNNERS, this one is especially for you:

RACE BIB COLLAGEI found these big letters at a craft store and figured I would Mod Podge some of my race bibs on them. You can also get wood letters on Amazon. See link below.

wood letter RunAfter arranging the bibs in a way that made me happy I Mod Podged them on.

Race Bib run craft

To stick the sides down I used a hot glue gun.

Race Bib Craft


I am very happy with the way they turned out.

RUN Bib craft
I had fun doing this race bib craft project and it was relatively easy. This is a really fun way to display some of my favorite bibs.
Here are the supplies you need:

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  1. angie | 29th Jul 14

    cute! love the idea

    • Half Crazy Mama | 29th Jul 14

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      • Erin Downey | 23rd Feb 16

        I did these for my sister and she LOVES them! Would love to share the picture with you if possible! Thanks for the idea!

    • melley | 10th Mar 15

      Did you trace and then cut to fit on the letters or did they go all the way around the letters?

      • Half Crazy Mama | 10th Mar 15

        I wrapped the bibs around where needed and used a glue gun for the sides and back.

  2. Rose | 29th Jul 14

    Love. Love the idea! I am also starting to stuck up in bibs. I thought making a quilt but quite didnt look that good.

    • Half Crazy Mama | 29th Jul 14

      I’ve seen a quilt out of race shirts that was cute. I like the quilt idea of some sort πŸ™‚

  3. krissy m. murphy | 29th Jul 14

    This is so cute!! I may have to do something like this when I have a dedicated space to display my bibs!!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 29th Jul 14

      I agree. I’m sure you have a ton of them too Krissy πŸ™‚

  4. Jessie | 29th Jul 14

    So fun! I’ve been wanting to do this with mine too, but I’m not crafty so I have to wait for the hubs to do it for me! LOL

    • Half Crazy Mama | 29th Jul 14

      Lol! I hope he likes crafting πŸ™‚

  5. Smitha @RunningwithSDMom | 29th Jul 14

    This is the BEST thing I have seen all day! What an awesome idea!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 29th Jul 14

      Awww thank you πŸ™‚

  6. Cynthia @ You Signed Up For WHAT?! | 29th Jul 14

    What a great idea! I don’t spend too much time doing projects, although i would love to if I had the time, and this looks like something I can do easily – fun! Thanks for the idea.

    • Half Crazy Mama | 29th Jul 14

      What was nice about this project was I did a little at a time when I had time. πŸ™‚

  7. Amanda | 29th Jul 14

    Really great idea! Thanks. I just hang them up in the garage but I think I need to do something more creative. This is cute!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 29th Jul 14

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

  8. Kristen M | 30th Jul 14

    These letters look great. Thanks for the fun idea!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 30th Jul 14

      Thank YOU for coming by and commenting πŸ™‚ Enjoy

  9. Run DMT | 30th Jul 14

    What an absolutely brilliant idea! Totally pinning this!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 30th Jul 14

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  10. kimberly michelle | 31st Jul 14

    Super duper adorable!

  11. Ganeeban | 31st Jul 14

    This is way too cute, thanks for sharing!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 1st Aug 14

      My pleasure! Enjoy πŸ™‚

  12. runninrocker | 2nd Aug 14

    I love this!! I was trying to figure out a cute idea for my bibs. Mine are mostly wrinkled up too which might look pretty cool displayed this way! Thanks!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 2nd Aug 14

      Most of mine were super wrinkled and I think it helps add character with the Mod Podge. Have fun πŸ™‚

  13. Coco | 2nd Aug 14

    This is fantastic!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 2nd Aug 14

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  14. Kim | 13th Aug 14

    Love this idea. Now I’m bummed I’ve been throwing mine out. Guess that just gives me one more reason to do some more races. THANKS!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 13th Aug 14

      Great excuse to run more races;) Good luck and have fun!!

  15. Pat | 25th Sep 14

    Thinking it could be a great coaches gift! Thanks for sharing.

    • Half Crazy Mama | 26th Sep 14

      Enjoy!!! πŸ™‚

  16. Margaret | 26th Oct 14

    This is an awesome idea! And so inexpensive! If you don’t mind me approximately how many bibs did it take in all?

    • Half Crazy Mama | 27th Oct 14

      I used 6 for each letter, but a lot of the bibs are runDisney ones which tend to be a little larger than normal bibs. I would say 7 or 8 if they are smaller size πŸ™‚

  17. Ashley | 8th Nov 14

    This is such a great idea!!! Much better display than in the shoe boxes mine have lived in over the years! =)

  18. Denisse | 4th Dec 14

    Love it!!!! Can u tell me the dimensions of the letters. I want to do this but I think the letters I got are too small. Thank you for sharing

    • Half Crazy Mama | 4th Dec 14

      The letters I used are 18 inches. The key is making sure they are thick enough to be able to show off a good amount of the bib. Hope that helps πŸ™‚

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  20. Katie Louise Halsall | 25th Dec 14

    Oh this is a brilliant idea! I don’t have that many bibs yet but I’d love to do this when I do have enough!

  21. Diane marks | 7th Feb 15

    I Love this! Can you tell me with a little more detail, how you wrapped the letters? One at a time? Did you cut the bibs in the middle to wrap them? Thanks for helping this non creative Mom!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 7th Feb 15

      I laid them out to get an idea of how they would work and then did the modge podge and put them on one by one. I cut slits for the bibs to wrap around the letters and used a glue gun on the sides to hold the bibs in place. It also helps to carefully peel the timing chips off the bibs first πŸ™‚

      • twingirlmomma | 30th Jun 15

        So modge podge the front only and glue the sides?? Sorry not very crafty but love this idea.

        • Half Crazy Mama | 30th Jun 15

          I used modge podge all over, but since the bibs are are pretty stiff I used a hot glue gun on the sides. Hope that helps πŸ™‚

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  24. Amy Kelsch | 28th May 15

    Love this idea! I am new to your site. It is a ton of fun! Thanks!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 28th May 15

      Thank you!!! I am glad you like the site πŸ™‚

  25. myfitfocusedlife | 30th Jun 15

    Great idea!! Maybe during my next taper phase I’ll have some extra time to devote to doing this!

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    I love this! How many bibs did you end up using?

    • Half Crazy Mama | 25th Aug 15

      I used 18. It depends on the size letters you get and the size of the bibs. I used a lot of runDisney bibs which tend to be a little larger than most bibs. I hope that helps πŸ™‚

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