Shopping for a Winter Coat

People across the country are experiencing bitterly cold weather. If you’re like me, you want to wear the warmest clothing possible during the frigid winter months. Perhaps, you desperately desire to buy a new winter coat. When you shop for a coat, look at several different styles. On the day of your shopping trip, wear a thick shirt or sweater. You’ll need to buy a coat large enough to wear with your thickest outfits. If you want to purchase a coat that will match everything in your closet seamlessly, think about buying a black or gray one. On this blog, I hope you will discover tips to help you shop for the perfect coat in the near future. Enjoy!

How To Create Custom Medals For A Special Event

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Creating custom medals for a special event is akin to child's play. It does not matter if you want metal medals, or plastic medals. Both are easy to manufacture, and you can create both one of two ways. 

Metal Medals

Have you ever used a metal etching kit? They used to be quite popular kits for 11-12yr old kids. You can add or detract metal bits from other metal objects to produce decorative effects. You can do the same when you want to make metal medals. All you need is a cylinder of nickel or some other really durable metal, the means to cut the cylinder into disks, and a metal etching kit. 

  1. Mark the cylinder into even thicknesses.
  2. Cut on your marks to create metal disks. 
  3. Use the metal etching kit to create letters, words, numbers, and designs on the disks to symbolize winning places in a contest.
  4. Drill or punch a hole through the top of the disks to run ribbon through them or attach pins to the backs of the disks.

Congrats! You have made your own winning metal medals for an event!

Plastic Medals

Plastic medals require a little more effort because you have to make a non-melting mold first. Then you have to very slowly melt plastic chips into a thick paste. After that, you pour the melted plastic into your mold. Once the plastic has cooled and solidified, you clean up the edges of the medal with a little trimming and sanding as needed, paint the plastic medals gold, silver and bronze, and attach some ribbons. 

Skip the Crafty Work and Hire a Company That Can Make the Medals for You

Of course, all of the above only works if you are the crafty sort to begin with. If you do not like doing crafts, then those ideas above are not for you. Instead, you can just find a local company that makes medals and ask them to make some custom medals out of whatever material you like. Metal costs more, but will last a long time. Plastic costs less, but is ideal if you need more than a dozen medals for different events.

You can also ask the company to add various ribbons of different styles and colors, or make the medals some other shape besides round. You can make the medals symbolize the events or the people participating in the events. At any rate, it beats spending a lot of time and money crafting the metals yourself.


4 January 2018