Inspire Friendly Competition with Homemade Medals

Go Now Go Olympics rings

Hello my crafty friends!  I don’t know about you, but I absolutely adore the Olympics.  I cry. I yell. I sit on the edge of my seat, but mostly I cry… happy tears, of course, for all the athletes that have worked so hard to realize their dreams. The only thing better than watching the Olympics, is watching the Olympics with a bunch of friends. So, with that in mind, I created some fun little party medals to inspire some healthy competition at your next Olympic gathering.  

Go Now Go Olympics Closeup

I love scratch-off stickers, especially the set from the Go Now Go collection by Shimelle.  I adore that they are a metallic bronze color and that they come in an assortment of shapes and sizes. I knew they would be perfect for this fun little project.

Go Now Go Olympics Scratch Off

So, the concept is that each medal is numbered.  Your friends and family can either pick a medal when they walk in the door or they can earn their medals by competing in any number of fun little games throughout the evening.  At the end of the night, you hold a drawing where everyone scratches off their medals to see if they are the winner, or the Gold Medal Partier, if you will.

Go Now Go Olympics Bunch

How To:

  1. Using a 2” circle punch, cut a whole bunch of circles out of your heaviest cardstock.
  2. Using a regular hole punch, punch a hole in each circle. I recommend using one to line up the hole in all the others while you’re punching.
  3. Adhere 8 cardstock circles together with your Sticky Thumb adhesive runner.
  4. Cut 2 more 2” circles from your favorite Go Now Go papers and hole punch them in the same manner.
  5. Adhere the Go Now Go circles to the front and back of the 8 circle stack.
  6. Cut some metallic washi down to size on a paper trimmer and adhere that to the outside edge of the circles to create your medal.  
  7. Stamp your number on the medal.
  8. Adhere your scratch off sticker to the medal so that it completely covers the stamped number.
  9. String some colorful ribbon through the hole and wear your medal like an Olympian!

Go Now Go Olympics winner1

I hope you have a wonderful Olympic season and may your favorite athletes win the day!


Supplies – Go Now Go by Shimelle Scratch Off Stickers (376175), Go Now Go by Shimelle Journey 12×12 Paper (375263), Go Now Go by Shimelle World 12×12 Paper (375256), Go Now Go by Shimelle City 12×12 Paper (375245), Go Now Go by Shimelle Fly 12×12 Paper (375246), Go Now Go by Shimelle Live 12×12 Paper (375248), Sticky Thumb Solid Adhesive Runner (340261), DIY Shop 4 Gold Metallic Washi Tape.