While some wish to put their Olympic spirit on their food, others tend to put it to more long lasting purposes. For me, gathering pictures of Olympic craft projects was quite of a challenge for me because most of craft results I found were for children. And as you’ve seen in my craft posts, I don’t do a lot of kids’ stuff. This is mostly because most craft projects are aimed for children which include paper, glue, and other simple materials. But these aren’t really built to last other than as something you can put on your refrigerator. However, I do think a paper plate Olympic rings makes for a great opening image. Nevertheless, on my epic journey to find some viable Olympic craft images, I had to type in so many different search terms like “Olympic quilts,” “Olympic crochets,” “Olympic amigurumi,” “Olympic DIY,” “Olympic flower pots,” and “Olympic wine glasses.” Didn’t help that some of the Team USA ones bore some resemblance to my 4th of July craft projects either. So for your Olympic reading pleasure, I now give you an Olympic treasure trove of the Olympic crafts I found.
- How about have your Olympic rings taped?
Each ring consists of one role of different color electrical tape. Save the black one, because electrical tape normally appears in that color.
2. Rings on an Olympic scarf all interlock.
Yes, this is a crocheted Olympic scarf. Not sure if it’ll keep you warm. But it’s pretty cool.
3. Guess these metal rings go on your door to support Team USA.
I think this might be bought. Nevertheless, I think this is for the London 2012 Games.
4. For Winter Olympic decorations, you can’t do better than this wreath.
This one supports Team USA, too. However, this year’s Olympics is more based on the summer stuff and will take place in Rio.
5. This crocheted Olympic blanket and pillow also make for a great throw.
However, why these are on display near a pool, I don’t have the slightest idea. Still, like how they match.
6. How about a knitted buddy of Dick Fosbury?
Dick Fosbury was a high jumper who came up with the Fosbury Flop in the 1970s. It was said to bring a shock to the major high jumpers everywhere at the time.
7. Support Team USA by hanging a wreath like this at your door.
Notice that I posted one saying “Team USA” instead of a conventional USA wreath. That’s because Team USA is an Olympic team while conventional USA decor can also be used for the 4th of July.
8. There’s nothing lovelier than a necklace of Olympic rings.
Well, this seems quite simple to make. Well, once you have the rings of 5 different colors, no less.
9. In the Winter Games show your Team USA spirit with this Olympic knitted beanie.
Not sure if this is an Olympic craft project. But it’s more suited for winter than summer. Unless you live in the polar regions.
10. May you make your own Olympic flame that shines just as bright.
I think this one might use a flashlight. At any rate, the effect is almost the same. Just not with real fire.
11. It may not be real gold, but this amigurumi medal will bring you joy.
Sure it’s promoted as a PDF pattern in this photo. But it’s so cute nonetheless.
12. Carl Lewis has just become a lot more woolier.
Carl Lewis was an Olympic and World Championship track star who won 10 Olympic medals and 10 World Championship medals in his career. Also set some world records.The IAAF voted him as “World Athlete of the Century.”
13. For any Olympic party, may I present to you the perfect centerpiece.
Features Olympic rings and a light up torch. Also has stars on the bottom. Love it.
14. Now here is a great Olympic tribute to the late Jesse Owens.
Jesse Owens was a 4 time Olympic medalist in the 1930s as well as set 3 World Records. At the Berlin Olympics in 1936, he’s best known for “single-handedly crush[ing] Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy,” which pissed off Hitler. Recognized in his lifetime as “perhaps the greatest and most famous athlete in track and field history.”
15. This Olympic quilt sure has an international presence.
Because this has flags from so many different country. Whoever made this certainly worked their ass off.
16. I’m sure Olympic rings will look great when wrapped in cloth.
I guess this is for a party. Like how they had these rings interlock like the rings you see on the Olympic flag.
17. Florence Griffith Joyner is now available in yarn.
Florence Griffth Joyner was an American track athlete who’s consider the fastest woman of all time. Died of a seizure in her sleep at 38.
18. Here we come to a paper Olympic stadium.
This was made by a class at some school. But it’s nevertheless incredible to see.
19. This Olympic wreath is made of pom poms and has an American flag hanging.
This looks quite inventive. Bet this is to show support for Team USA no doubt.
20. For a large Olympic flag, use hula hoops for rings.
Man, this is a large flag. Not sure if the hula hoops work but it’s quite inventive.
21. I guess this is a cut out of the gymnastics section.
This was also made by the same group of students who did the stadium. And here they’re presenting medals.
22. For a more rustic Olympics, this grapevine ring wreath is just for you.
Never seen a wreath like this before. Then again, this could be hung at a shop somewhere.
23. How about an Olympic wreath at your front door?
This is a yarn Olympic wreath. Each ring is wrapped in a different color. And they’re all held up by a single string.
24. When it comes to storing candy for champions, these Olympic jars are just the ticket.
Hope the black one contains chocolate. Still, like how each jar lid has a ring on it.
25. Before Michael Phelps, there was Mark Spitz. Here he is in wool.
Mark Spitz was an Olympic swimmer who held 7 world records and won 9 gold medals in his career. Also sported a porn stache in the 1970s.
26. From the 2008 Beijing Olympics, here we have their mascots in amigurumi.
These are the fuwa. Their names are Beibei, Jingjing, Huanhuan, Yingying, and Nini. These translate to “Beijing welcomes you.” Too bad, they didn’t have one representing air pollution.
27. This Winter Olympic quilt will have you reach for the stars.
Because this one features only Winter Olympic events. Still, I’m going to include it though. Because I’m covering stuff from both.
28. This crocheted Olympic beanie makes any kid look like a champion.
Maybe not. But it certainly looks adorable. However, since it’s July in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s not seen as seasonally appropriate.
29. This Olympic necklace only uses a few simple beads.
Now this is a rather interesting twist. Like how this has beads you can find at a craft store.
30. Sometimes it’s best to stay with simplicity.
Guess this one didn’t take long to make and supports Team USA. Like the red, white, and blue ribbon as well as the hanging rings.
31. There’s no trendier hat in the Olympics than one made of felt.
This is probably from a winter Olympics, most likely Toronto’s. Still, I’d wear it if I could.
32. For Team Canada, this amigurumi of Komak the Moose will melt your heart.
Hey, I didn’t say that I was only going to show Team USA stuff. But there are some Olympic teams that do have mascots like Canada. However, I’ll get to the mascots in another post.
33. Man, this torch is surely golden when nailed to a wall.
Well, that’s one way of making an Olympic flame. Quite ornate to say the least.
34. Those supporting Team USA might opt for a more star spangled treatment.
If this wreath didn’t have Olympic rings on it, it would’ve been just an American Flag wreath. With rings, it’s one for Team USA.
35. This amigurumi skier excels at cross country.
I think this was made for an Olympic contest. Skier also tends to resemble a snowball. But it’s cute.
36. Ever heard of a torch rabbit before?
Of course, rabbits don’t run with torches. But this is quite adorable. Like the sad eyes.
37. These Olympic rings were made in a patchwork effort.
You see how each of the rings were made from different cloth strips. Made for the London Olympics as indicated.
38. This Olympic display has each ring on wheels.
They’re probably bike wheels without tires. But each is painted a different color and hung to a wall.
39. A metal Olympic hanging is great for hoisting over a garage.
Not sure if the rings are made from metal. Not sure if I’d want this hanging over a garage either. Yet, it casts a nice shadow.
40. With black duct tape and pool noodles, you can make a really nifty Olympic game.
So the object is throwing the pool noodle through these rings. Made for parties.
41. Instead of Olympic rings, how about Olympic rosettes?
At least they’re easier than rings. And look nice on headbands.
42. From Australia, is sprinter Cathy Freeman in knitted form.
Cathy Freeman was an Australian Olympic sprinter and said to be the 6th fastest woman in the world. She’s also one of the most famous people of Australian aboriginal descent. Lit the Olympic flame at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
43. These Olympic rings can very well stand alone.
Yes, I showed an Olympic yarn wreath before. But this one is standing and the rings don’t overlap.
44. From the former Soviet Union hails Belarussian gymnast Olga Korbut in knit.
Called “Sparrow from Minsk,” Olga Korbut won 4 Olympic gold medals in the 1970s. Her specialty was the “Korbut flip.” Defected to the US due to Chernobyl (for obvious reasons).
45. These amigurumi rings are in a great crocheted form.
I’m sure this isn’t easy to make. But they all seem to look happy together regardless.
46. In my opinion, these Russian nesting judges are all perfect 10s.
I guess these were made for the Winter Games in 2014 for Sochi. Nevertheless, these are so adorable and it’s a clever design.
47. Fans of the London Olympics of 2012, will appreciate this pillow.
This one has the London Olympic logo in a Union Jack pattern. So creative.
48. This olive wreath will surely go well on your Olympic sofa.
Okay, that might be a joke. But olive wreaths were given to Olympic victors in ancient Greece. So it’s an Olympic symbol.
49. Large Olympic rings are always great to hang from your porch.
Assuming your porch has a roof of some sort. Still, I’m sure it’s bound to stand out.
50. An Olympic quilt like this features several kinds of sports.
I guess these feature both Summer and Winter Olympic events. Yet, like how it looks great on that wall.
51. This Olympics curl up on your couch with this rings pillow.
This one was most likely made for the Sochi Olympics. But it can be used for either summer or winter.
52. If an Olympic ring wreath’s not your thing, perhaps go with deco mesh.
This one consists of the Olympic ring colors. Then again, I think the ring wreaths are better.
53. Colored pencils are great for Olympic earrings.
Well, as far as this pair goes. However, if I made earrings like these, they wouldn’t turn out well.
54. Sometimes crocheted rings look better on a necklace.
After all, they seem to go nicely together. Though some of these colors are lighter variations.
55. Nothing shows support for Team USA like this Olympic bracelet.
Or is it a necklace? Sometimes you can’t tell. Either way, sure looks nice.
56. Those who aren’t into Olympic rings might want to opt for a nice gold laurel wreath on their door.
Sure it’s not in real gold. But it’s bound to look great on your front door.
57. For the 2016 Rio Olympics mascot is Vinicius in amigurumi.
Don’t tell me that they’re doing current mascots already. Also, I don’t want to comment on this one since I want to save such things for a later post.
58. Laurel earrings always look stunning with pearls.
Well, these look quite elegant. However, some people might not know what they have to do with the Olympics. But I wouldn’t mind wearing them.
59. On this Olympic cloth, the rings are squared.
I guess this is another Olympic quilt design. Like how it has a unique spin on the rings. Don’t see anything like that every day.
60. Don’t be fooled, these nesting dolls don’t conform to the Russian stereotype.
Because they have obviously Canadian uniforms. Just see for yourself.
61. Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci is seen here immortalized in wool.
Nadia Comaneci was a Romanian Olympic gymnast during the 1970s who won 3 gold medals. First to be awarded a perfect score of 10. Later famously defected to the US in the 1980s.
62. Here is Jamaican Usain Bolt in his woolen best.
Jamaican Usain Bolt is said to be the fastest man in the world. Has won 6 Olympic gold medals and 11 World championships.
63. From Britain are knitted figures of Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett.
Sebastian Coe was an Olympic track and field athlete who has won 4 Olympic medals and set 11 world records in the 1980s. Now a British politician and lord. Served as chairman for the London 2012 Games.
64. From Sweden is heptathlon champion Carolina Kluft in knit.
Carolina Kluft was a Swedish Athlete who won the heptathlon in the 2004 Olympics. She’s the only athlete to win 3 world titles in the sport.
65. Here we have a view of the Olympic rainbow and rings in yarn.
Now that’s pretty amazing. Probably made by someone with too much time on their hands.
66. This adorable Olympic bear will melt your heart.
Or is it a pig due to its snout and short ears? Sometimes it’s hard to tell. But it’s so cute.
67. This Olympic ring wreath has a festive ring to it.
Of course, it’s hung in a reverse position. But I think it’s unique to put on this post.
68. With clay polymer, you can create your own Olympic sunglasses.
A must have for any spectator in Rio. And fitting for any Summer Olympic Games.
69. Wooden Olympic rings always seem to fit just right.
Yes, these are made of wood. And yes, they lock. But no, I don’t think they stand up as far as I’m concerned.
70. This Olympic rose clip will surely go for the gold.
Because why use rings when roses will do just the same? Love it.
71. This Olympic soap is the soap of champions.
A must have for Olympic athletes in Rio. Because Rio doesn’t smell of roses.
72. An Olympic flame always shows well with tissue paper flames.
But unlike real flames, this Olympic torch doesn’t pose a fire hazard. Great for parties.
73. How about make your own Olympic torch, with well, a torch?
This one also uses tissue paper for flames. Because for obvious safety reasons.
74. At the Winter Olympics, this headband only has 5 colored rings.
But they’re Olympic rings. Probably made for Sochi in 2014.
75. Nothing can show as much Olympic spirit as this woman’s headband.
Now those are large rings to wear on your head. However, the fan stuff is for another post.
76. This Olympic torch makes a fine table centerpiece.
Much of the flame on this one is made from foam. Yet, still uses an urn as a receptacle.
77. This Olympic bracelet has the spirit of international friendship and sportsmanship.
However, you have to account for the steroid use, competitiveness, and political grandstanding, too. Such spirit has a price.
78. This Olympic torch can be used to decorate your mantle.
This was made for the Winter Olympics. But like some of the other torches, uses tissue paper for flames.
79. These wire rings look good on any champ.
Even on a necklace. However, best not wear it during the Winter Games though.
80. Celebrate the London Olympics with this lovely crocheted blanket.
Sure this one might’ve been for the 2012 London Games. But it has a lot of bright colors. Probably made for kids.