Displaying Tournament Pins


Something the younger girls (and boys!) especially enjoy from all their tournament play is the pins!  Most tournaments give each player a pin as a souvenir of a fun weekend of soccer.  Usually the girls then pin them on their soccer backpacks…

But they often come off and get lost.  My BSG has lost more than she’s kept!  I was getting tired of losing pins and wanted a way to display them along with the girls’ trophies and ribbons.  I’m not quite sure how, but I came up with the idea of using some sort of canvas and after wandering around Michaels Craft Store, I found these cool burlap canvas squares.  They are about 12 x 12″ (but came in several different sizes) and were very inexpensive after a sale price and a Michael’s coupon.

All I did was stick the pins on and I was done!  (Now that’s the kind of craft I like!) I tried to put them in chronological order as best I could, but many were missing and I couldn’t remember all the dates.  It was interesting to see which tournaments use the exact same pins year after year and which tournaments have different ones each year.  Even though so many were lost off of the backpacks, it’s still an amazing amount of tournaments represented!  They also look cute on a shelf in each girl’s room.  I’m sure you could add a name, decoration, etc… but I usually like to keep things pretty simple.

tourneypins2.jpgDo you have any other ideas for displaying tournament pins?



4 thoughts on “Displaying Tournament Pins

  1. My kiddos purchase scarfs from their perspective clubs and display them on the scarf in their rooms!

  2. My parents had 4 kids who all played travel soccer at the same time. We each got 1 memorable t-shirt from a tournament, a tournament we won, or got MVP awards (one reason or another the tournament was memorable) and got to fill the shirt up with every pin we collected.

    It was really neat and fun way to keep the pins but remember the one tournament.

    We also had duffle bags filled with patches.

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