I love saint medals! I kind of have a collection.  Funny thing is, I always wear the same medal around my neck -24-7. My mother gave it to me when I was about 8 and I’ve worn it since.  The rest of my medals are in a box packed away. But I decided it’s time to make use of some of them, and I thought I’d share a few of my ideas with all of you. Perhaps something will inspire you.
1. Use Medals as Zipper Pulls
They could be used on purses, coats or jacket zippers.
2. Ceiling Fan Pulls
A few months ago one of our ceiling fan pulls was accidentally hit. It swing up and hit the light fixture breaking the glass. So I removed all the heavy pulls that came with the fans and replaced them with light-weight saint medals. -No more broken light fixtures!! 
3. Curtain Tie backs
Use them to decorate your curtain tie backs.
4. Decorate Candles
I found this idea on Pinterest.  -from DustyLu
And this is from Tiffany at Family at the Foot of the Cross
5. Use them to decorate gifts and cards
6. Decorate Baskets
7. Hang them on your key chain
8. Hang them on the ring that keeps your kids flash cards together
9. Hang them on spiral ring notebooks
10. Use them to create a bookmark
(with two medals and a ribbon)
These are all great ways to have a constant reminder of God and the way we should live. The images of the saints can speak of their story even when we are just doing our daily duties.
Do you have another idea on other ways to use and decorate with saint medals? 
Feel free to share your idea in the comment area.
God Bless.


  1. Neat ideas. I'm not Catholic, but I do know some that would love these tips:)

  2. Great ideas! I am inspired :). Now, first is th ceiling fan pulls!! LOL.

  3. These are great ideas! Now I'm going to have to dig up all my saints medals!

  4. We had our dog blessed on her first St. Francis' day and the medal given at the blessing remained on her collar the rest of her life.

  5. I love these ideas! I've put them on zippers and key chains before but eventually they fall off and get lost. I've tried pinching them tightly with pliers but they seem to fall off within a month or even a couple weeks. 🙁 Do you have any suggestions to help keep them on the rings? Monica

    1. Maybe someone else needs them more than you do. Pray for those who find them and add a new one to your stuff.

  6. Hi Monica, Thank you. I've never lost a medal, but I can see how easily that can happening. Maybe you could add a drop of super-glue to the area where the two ends meet. Or use a long wire and twist the ends together. I hope that helps you. Best wishes and God bless.

  7. I recently used my medals to make wine charms for friends! It's fun to watch which one they choose for their glass!

  8. I'm looking forward to trying some of these. I have a different thing I do also. When I framed a vintage postcard of St Kateri, or a print of St Jean de Brebeuf from the Martyrs' Shrine, or a reproduction of a painting of the Mission at Carmel, I carved out the mats to hold holy medals. The St Junipero Serra medal was interesting on both sides, and fortunately I had two – I made room so both could be visible. A large St Anthony medal I just framed on its own. I get frames from the thrift store and the mats are either thrift store finds or framers' scraps. Catherine

  9. I love all of these ideas! Because it is impossible to wear all of them! I pinned all of mine into a shadow box I found at hobby lobby and hung them by my bed. It's like a little shrine and I know they are all protecting/praying over me.

  10. I decorated a wooden cross with a collection of medals; nailed them thru the hole and put a dab of glue on the back to hold them tight.

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