A Runner’s Xmas Tree

What do you do with your race finisher’s medals? Do you put them in a box? Do you hang them on hooks for everyone to see?

Well, ever since I saw a photo of a Christmas tree with many finisher medals dangling from it on FB, I have been obsessed with wanting to try my hand at decorating one. I just thought the concept was so creative, not to mention seductively niche but with kitsch! A holiday tree that only a runner could love.

Since my best friend (who runs regularly with me) celebrates the season and she’s not had a tree in literally years, I egged her to get one. After she finally caved in, we scoured the town looking for the cheapest fake fir tree we could find. Nothing makes you more creative than shoppingย on a shoe string budget!

The “raw ingredients”

Wanting to keep the decorations simple, we spent around RM26 securing a 4-foot tall tree, along with some colorful ball ornaments, string lights and a snowman in place of a star at the top of the tree. Coupled with a box where my BFF kept her medals, we were set.

Here is the end result. There really was no design strategy. We call the method free-form-and-hope-it-doesn’t-suck-too-much. ๐Ÿ™‚

Runner Xmas Tree

There aren’t many medals, only 16 (since we started running races last year). But seeing them on the tree made us excited, like little kids.

Here’s some pretty close-ups.

Xmas Tree Bear

Lastly, here is the tree in the dark with the string lights on. Awesome!

Lights Off, and On ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a safe and merry holiday season! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Hi! I am Fairy from Petaling Jaya, Malaysia - currently residing in Sydney, Australia. This blog contains write-ups on my fitness adventures, whether it's running, swimming, hiking, Zumba, whatever! If I sweat, I write! As a young adult in my twenties, I led a relatively sedentary lifestyle before I had an awakening in 2011. I was overweight by age 30 and finally decided to turn my life around, so I started to reclaim my health back by losing 20 percent of my then body weight by playing dance and fitness video games! I've not looked back since and now happily lead an active lifestyle. If you want to get in touch with me, please email me at fairy[at]myindo.com or DM me on Instagram @myindo. Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Creative!! Hahaha.. fairy u just give me the idea la plak!! Kat umah I gantung bodoh je.. jengjeng deco..deco.. decoration is ohsem!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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