DIY Trophy Bouquet Decor

We embrace everyone and everything creative. This week we are looking at an awesome DIY project. Weddings are really the time to put in and show your personality and creativity. A big theme for weddings lately has been rustic themes, and if you are looking toward doing something like that for your wedding, we have some serious floral DIY ideas that will take your rustic wedding theme to a whole other level and make your decor stand out from everyone else.

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Bringing in who you are and what you love into your wedding is so much fun, and really what a wedding should be. If you want to take this popular rustic theme and make it your own, you can use trophy bouquets to decorate any venue.

Find an old trophy cup you have. You can either keep its shine for an equestrian look, give it a rustic look for your rustic or vintage theme, or completely paint it to go with the color theme of your wedding or party.


For the horse lovers and beautiful equestrian goers who are planning on having this sport apart of their wedding, flowers in a trophy cup can be the most beautiful and fitting decor for your wedding. You can either leave it the way it is, or you can paint it with a metallic gold or silver paint. Make sure to find paint that works on metals. The bright colors against the gold or silver trophy cup will look amazing, and it is a simple and beautiful way to bring the floral and sport together.

The best part about this is you can use your beautiful ribbons from your shows in your wedding as well! We love this wedding look using the ribbons at each ends of the garland. This would look great for the head seating for the bride and groom. It might also be a fun idea to use them at the tables, possibly for menus or table decor.

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For the eclectic and rustic wedding theme, using trophies might not be your first thought, but finding your old trophies can be the best thing that happened to you. Find your old trophies and if they don’t have enough rust or ware to them you can do that on your own. One way is to use chalk paint and then once that is dry use antique medium over that with just a paper towel. You can also use a wire brush, which will definitely get the job done. After you have made them look just perfect you can really put any sort of flowers in to give you the eclectic and rustic look that no one else will have.


Here are other trophy bouquets ideas for any occasion or just around the house..




Show Off Your Graduation Accomplishments

Graduation is coming up soon for high school and college, and it is one of the biggest days of the grads’ life. Students have worked so hard for so many years, and it all comes down to this one day. For high school grads, the big graduation day is the day that can’t come fast enough. For college grads, I think the day they get a job in their field is the day that can’t come fast enough. Getting a career is one thing, but getting a career in the field studied is even more amazing. It reassures the student that all they have done these last four or more years has been completely worth it. College is really the best investment, and this is something that we want to applaud.We don’t just salute athletes, we want all graduates to be so proud of everything they have done.


diploma frameMore often than not, people just set aside their diploma and let it collect dust. Some diplomas aren’t even that lucky and get lost and are never seen again. Why wouldn’t you put your diploma not only in a safe place, but in a place where you can see it all the time or show it off? If you have an office, this is a great place to put it. Be proud of where you went to school, and show people where you came from and what you have accomplished. Our diploma frames offer a beautiful way to show off and protect your diploma. We have multiple sizes and colors to compliment any sort of diploma or certificate.

clock with photo holderIf you are looking to get someone a graduation gift, our standing clock with photo holder is something that anyone would like to put at their first desk. You are able to put in whatever picture you would like, whether it be a sports photo, a grad photo or any sort of photo that sits next to a beautiful clock. Below the clock you can custom engrave it to add a whole other level of personalized and special. There isn’t anyone who wouldn’t want this on their desk.

eco-friendly plaqueFor those eco-friendly goers (which we all should try to be) we have beautiful eco-friendly bamboo plaques. These are our natural plaques that can be custom engraved to show everyone what you have accomplished while staying true to your green life. These are great for the green companies or green accomplishments. They are also look amazing next to your other awards that shine. The contrast of the two really makes each award stand out.

DIY Coffee Bar

curly_final_diy_bannerWe love the idea of Do It Yourself (DIY) trophies and trophy home decor. We just found an awesome example of being able to use trophies in your house in a classic and elegant way. A blog called Driven by Decor talked about their kitchen make over. They turned a section of their kitchen into their own little coffee bar, which is a great idea because who can live without coffee? Not many.

It’s also great to find ways to decorate in different ways that make it unique and really your own. Being able to use unconventional items like a trophy to decorate your house can be one of these ways to achieve that unique and original look for your home.

Kris, who runs the Driven by Decor blog talks about her new coffee bar. She found this trophy cup at an outlet mall, which is awesome that you are able to find trophy decor in stores now. She used this trophy cup as a holder for her filters and measuring spoon. The trophy is a rustic yet classic look that fits perfectly in with the rest of her coffee bar.


This is one the coolest ideas! If you wanted to make it more of a DIY, you could look for trophy cups like this at garage sales, flee markets, thrift stores or your own collection of trophies. You can sand down the trophy and use whatever color you prefer. If you are going for the rustic look, try sanding the trophy after you have painted (and let it dry) to give it an older look.

Thanks for the awesome idea Kris!


Baseball Fun = Fun Baseball Awards


Baseball season is right around the corner and we know how excited everyone is getting! Who doesn’t love baseball? Getting the chance to go to a baseball game is one of the funnest things to do in the spring and summer. For fans it is the whole experience of being outside with your friends and all the other fans cheering on your favorite team with a hotdog in hand is such an experience. For the players it is all about being on the field with their teammates and working together. Working so hard for that win and trophy is the best thing, and we are so happy we can offer part of that to you.

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Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 8.13.30 PMWe have so many fun baseball awards that we want to share with everyone. Because baseball is so fun, why not award the players with fun trophies and awards? Trophies when they are younger are always so much fun because it is so exciting for them to have their own trophy. We have this really great Value Line Baseball Trophy great for kids. There is, of course, the space for custom engraving, which will make that kid feel even greater about winning the award. The orange really stands out from the gray stone, making it very fun and energetic.

baseball glove, ball and bats awardThis Baseball and Glove award is something else. This award is such a fun award for any age and are one of our popular selections. You can’t go wrong with the classic glove, ball and bats, and we take these iconic symbols and make them look completely beautiful. Who wouldn’t want to have this on their trophy shelf? Break up the line of shiny trophies with this beautiful stone award.

Bendable baseball trophyOne of our top favorite baseball trophies is this Bendable Baseball award. Have you ever seen any award this fun? A lot of people think.. “Once you get an award all you can do it look at it”… Not here! This is one of the best awards for kids because they will actually get to bend the arms and legs and just have fun with it!

Best Sellers Everyone Loves

The entire point of TrophyCentral was to make it easy for people to have access to and buy trophies and awards and we take pride in the fact that we are still able to offer this easy access to such a wide variety of trophies, awards and more. It is such an amazing thing that we were able to expand our dream and be able to offer trophies and awards in almost every sport and hobby imaginable along with academic, corporate, cases, jewelry, personalized gifts, and unbelievably so much more. We have so much fun being able to make such a wide variety of people smile with all of our products.

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We have amazing customers and they are the reason for where we are today. Here are some of our best sellers.

star awardThis Star Insert Award is great for someone who gives away trophies for multiple sports. There are hundreds of different inserts for this award. This is one that can be customized to really anything you could want with the plate and the personalized engraving on the base. you are also able to chose the color, and we have a gray speckled stone as seen as well as a dark stone color . Both options are very beautiful.

ribbonsOne of our other best sellers is from our choice of ribbons. These are our classic ribbons with card and string that have been around for so many years and will be around for many more. These ribbons are such a classic award that are really great for large competitions and events. The card on the back allows for the winner to write one it to remember the date, event, etc. of the winning ribbon. We love selling these because we know that when these are ordered, everyone will be getting an award that day and that means that everyone is going to be happy.

shirt name tagsSomething else that we have that people might not realize we have are shirt name tags. Take a moment to think about how many times you see a name tag a day.. it’s a lot! They are definitely a necessity for so many businesses. We know how important it is for companies to be able to distinguish themselves form everyone else, so of course we are customizable and offer a variety of different sizes and colors for all businesses.


Be Awarded For Your Weightlifting Lifestyle

Fitness is becoming more and more popular these days which is so great. As a company we believe health and fitness is one of the most important things in our lives. If we can help stop our bodies from getting sick or unhealthy in some sort of way why wouldn’t we? Today fitness and being healthy has become something of a lifestyle for many people and we are so excited about that.

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Turn something that is healthy and amazing for you into something that you love and makes you happy and feel good!

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 1.53.03 PMFor those who take it to the next level, we have a variety of weightlifting trophies for those who devote their lives to this. One of the weight lifting trophies we have is the Weightlifting Participation Trophy. This trophy shows what everyone in the competition is putting forth. You can see yourself in the trophy and remind yourself of all the hard work and effort you put into this.

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 1.52.37 PMWe also offer one tier trophies and we also offer one tier trophies that also have either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place on the side or have the year. These trophies are great, they are a little different than the average tiered trophy. Having the place or year stand out just as much as the tier is a great reminder of the competition. Being able to take one of these places out of so many people that compete in these competitions is so amazing.

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 1.52.17 PMOf course we have the the large weightlifting trophies like our two-tier three-column series for those moments when they are really needed. The big championship that you have been working for should deserve a trophy bigger and better than all your other awards. If you are putting in all the hard work your trophy should show it. We know that it is really about what you have accomplished and the moments that you have been through to get there, but this trophy definitely comes close to show the meaning behind all of that.

Reminder that all of our trophies are customizable! So you can make a trophy that much more meaningful.

Be My Valentine

Something that people don’t realize often enough is that we have more than just trophies and awards. We have a large and beautiful section of personalized gifts like bags, wedding party favors, leather gifts, frames, jewelry and more! Valentines day is right around the corner, and you do not want to be caught without a gift. Now a days it is hard to forget that Valentines day is coming with all the advertising, social media, and well I’m sure, your women. Because you will probably not be forgetting when the big day is, go for something extra special this year. For women, it is always the right time for jewelry, but when it is a holiday, especially Valentines day, anything but jewelry would be just wrong. Men you are always doing your best to stay out of the dog house, so we are here to help you do just that.

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Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 11.27.26 AMOur Pearl Bracelet with Locket Charm is something any woman would love. Pearls are always such a beautiful gift, and the pearls are complimented by the beautiful silver paired with it, giving it such an elegant look. She will melt when she sees the bracelet, but when she opens the locket and sees you two inside, that is when you know you have gotten her heart. That is when her heart will melt. The best part is that you can customize the outside of the locket as well. There isn’t much more perfection in this gift.

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 11.37.04 AMWant to go a unique route? women want to obviously feel special, and not just get a gift that is like every other. This Double Heart Lariat Necklace is just that. It is completely unique and not like other necklaces. If you give her something like this, she will know that you took the time to think about it, and wanted to make her feel special by getting her something unique. That is all she ever wants, right? She is going to want to show that off every day.

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Is your woman one of those timeless and elegant ladies? This Elegant Moments Bracelet willgi go perfectly with her style. Pearls are something that will always be beautiful, so you know she can wear this for a life time. Three strings of pearls along with a customized charm will be her favorite piece of jewelry for a life time, and she would never forget the day she got it.


Crazy Awards For Crazy Downhill Skiers

For all the downhill skiers this winter has been one crazy.. or lack of crazy winter this year. There has been lots of snow and then there has been no snow. It has been warm and now it is absolutely freezing. This is definitely a bipolar winter, which can make it hard for skiers to really get their their skills and technique down.


Downhill skiing is one of those sports that us underrated and unfortunately goes unnoticed as much as other winter sports. Well, TrophyCentral definitely notices the downhill skiers, and we applaud you all for getting out in that cold weather and doing something that so many people cannot do. For many of us, going down that bunny hill is one of the hardest and scariest things for many, but for the skiers you all can master that hill and really own it.

Because we applaud everything you do and are astounded with all of your abilities, of course we have some great downhill skiing trophies and awards.

qtskidownncGetting up the courage to go down the hills and courses they set takes a lot of courage and it is seriously tough to get one of those top spots. We have and awesome participation trophy with a dynamic skier on a beautiful marble base. The plate on the base is also customizable which makes any award that much better.

qtskidownflWe also have our classic flame series for downhill skiing. The best part of this trophy for this sport is that the white and blue flame in the background looks like a mountain and the skier is skiing down the the mountain, making it really dynamic and exciting. Every time you look at the trophy you will be reminded of all of the hard work that went in to winning that trophy.

qtskidownttFor those who really do master the mountain deserve only the best. We have some amazing downhill skiing trophies that will really show how amazing you are. A two-tier trophy really shows off what you are made of and really let’s everyone know that you are the best, and you did everything you could to be the best. You have what it takes to be the best, so you should be awarded with the best.

Beauty in Medals

Trophies are not only something to win and show off.. Medals are something of absolute beauty. Being on stage and getting that 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place medal placed around your neck is a moment you will never forget and is one of the most glorious moments. These are the moments that make everything worth while, and push all the blood sweat and tears that went into it aside and make you realize why you do what you do and why you love what you do.

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Pushing yourself to the limit is one of the best things you can do. Push yourself not only to be the best, but find out how good you really can be and find out who you really are in the process. When you are working hard for something it really makes you realize what is important in life and also who you are as a person. For us, pushing ourselves to offer the best awards is what we love and when we see winners, that is what makes us realize how much we love what we do.

A lot of times people don’t really know what to do with their medals once they get home. You can show off your medals just as easy as you can show off your trophies and other awards. There are a lot of fun ways to do this also! Here are some different ways to show off your medals.

Screen Shot 2015-01-02 at 4.52.13 PMWe have our 11 Row Challenge Coin Display Rack that can hold about 100 coins / medals! People often have a lot of medals, so this is definitely a great way to show them all off, especially if they don’t all have straps to go along with them. The dark wood and black and customizable brass medal plate will compliment all of your shinning medals.

Screen Shot 2015-01-02 at 4.56.32 PMWe also have some tack boards that can show off your medals and pins as wall decor. There are different wood stains, as well as different sizes. This is our 3 door display, but they also come in 1 and 2 door displays.

Here is also something fun we found to jazz up the space around the medals to make it a complete wall set. We love the idea of hanging all the medals from a pole of some sort even maybe a hockey stick or baseball bat. Then add some pictures or other memorabilia around the medals to really make it a show off wall.


Show Off Your Trophy

Screen Shot 2014-12-28 at 5.14.10 PMWe love seeing when people can show off their beautiful trophies, awards and anything significant. Hearing that trophies often go unseen and stuck in the closet breaks our hearts. Show off everything you have ever worked so hard for, and show off anything that reminds you of a time that makes you happy or the journey you went through! The best decorations around the house or office are the ones that bring happy memories and joyful thoughts.

Trophies are amazing by themselves, but to compliment them, items from a sport and pictures from a sport or group really looks great next to them. They can give your display a variety, color contrast and dimension! Different items really work together and will give you even more amazing memories.

Send us a picture of your trophy display or sports memorabilia that makes you happy every time you look at it! We will post you on our facebook for everyone to see!