We are in the midst of the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Although the United States might not be panning out to be one of the top countries in the medal count, it’s still fun to commemorate this special occasion and celebrate the accomplishments of athletes from every nation. This DIY Magnetic Medal Count Board is the perfect way to continue celebrating the Winter Games.

For this DIY, you will need three different colored magnets to represent each medal. We recommend the yellow magnets for gold, the silver magnets for silver, and the orange magnets for bronze.

Supplies for Medal Count Board:

-½ x ¼ yellow disc magnets.

-½ x ¼ silver disc magnets.

-½ x ¼ orange disc magnets.

-Cookie tray or tin board.

-Command strips or alternative.

-Assorted colors of cardstock paper.

-Magnetic letters.

-Optional: Wood board, nails.


Decorate the board to your liking. If you would like to support a specific country, you can decorate the board in the country’s flag and other symbols.

1. At the top of the board, use the magnetic letters to make three separate columns that state the medals: gold, silver, bronze.

2.On the side, use either magnetic letters or cardstock paper to make columns for each participating country.

3. Use the command strips to attach the board to your kitchen, living room, or somewhere in your home where family and guests can see it.

4. Watch the Olympic events and use the yellow, silver, and orange magnets to mark whenever a country has won a gold, silver, or bronze medal.

If you’re looking for a way to keep track at your office or classroom, but don’t have the time or supplies to make an entire board, no worries!  Find three miniature chalkboards from your local craft store, hot glue one ½ x ¼ silver disc magnet on the back of each board and stick them on the fridge or magnetic surface. Now you can keep track of the gold, silver, and bronze medals the United States have won so far. These projects are great because they can be used again in two years for the 2020 Summer Games!

Don’t forget to take a look at the rest of our magnetic crafts on our blog for more interesting, unique, and fun DIYs!