August 16, 2014

Wreck It Ralph - DIY You're My Hero "Cookie" Medal

Looking to make your own costume from the movie Wreck It Ralph?  Here's a tutorial on how I made the You're My Hero Cookie Medal for my daughter's Vanellope costume last year.  In the movie, Vanellope gives Ralph a cookie medal before the big race.  You'll have to watch the whole movie to fully understand why earning a medal was so significant. 

I made this wooden "cookie" medal in just a few hours and it was such a cute accessory to go with her costume. You can also make this if you're dressing up as Wreck It Ralph.  So if you're feeling crafty, follow along and I'll show you how I made it!

Supplies You'll Need:

  • Plain Wooden Heart (I found this one at Michael's craft store)
  • Acrylic Paint (white, turquoise, yellow, pink and brown)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Pencil
  • Coarse White Glitter
  • Pink Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Staple Gun/Staple
  • Hot Glue Gun/Glue stick

Step 1:  Draw the wording "You're my hero" on the front of the heart with a pencil.  I looked at a picture online of the cookie medal as I was drawing the wording. I wanted the font and placement of the words to match the movie.

Step 2:  On the backside, I drew a heart within about 1/2 inch from the edge.  Then I drew "To Stinkbrain" by looking at another cookie medal picture online.

Step 3:  I mixed turquoise acrylic paint with some white acrylic paint to lighten the tone of the turquoise to match the icing color.  I painted the raised portion of the heart and barely painted over the wording so I could still see it through the paint.

Step 4:  Once the paint dried, I traced over the wording again with a pencil.  Then I carefully painted around the lettering to evenly coat the turquoise color.

Step: 5:  Using the white acrylic paint, I painted a white border edge around the turquoise.  Be sure to leave some of the wood exposed on the edge to make it look like a frosted sugar cookie.  I painted over the lettering and added some white sprinkle dots.  

Step 6:  To match the sprinkles, I painted yellow, dark pink and light pink acrylic paint dots.

Step 6:  Allow paint to fully dry before painting the other side of the heart.

Step 7:  On the Stinkbrain side, I painted the inside of the heart using a chocolate brown color acrylic paint.  I basically did the same process in steps 3 and 4, by not painting over the lettering too thick.  Then I retraced the letters with a pencil and carefully painted around the letters with the brown to get an even coat of brown paint.  Next, I painted the letters white.

Step 8:  Using more brown paint, I repainted the heart avoiding the lettering. While the paint was still wet, I sprinkled the white glitter all over.  I used a coarse glitter to make it look like crystal-sugar. The reason I didn't use glue to adhere the glitter was because I was afraid the glue would look like glossy patches. Then allow the paint to fully dry.

Step 9:  Measure the length of the pink ribbon around your neck to the length of where you want the heart to hang.  The length of my ribbon was about 34" long.  Using a hot glue gun I put a dab of glue in the center of the top of the heart. and attached one end of the ribbon. I put another dab of glue on top of the ribbon and over-lapped the other end of the ribbon.  Once the glue dried, I used a staple gun and carefully stapled the ribbon to the wooden heart as a reinforcement.

You're My Hero - Wreck It Ralph - DIY Costume

Here's the finished product to accessorize your Vanellope or Wreck It Ralph costume!

To Stinkbrain -Wreck It Ralph - DIY Costume

DIY Costume- You're My Hero "Cookie" Medal 
DIY Costume - You're My Hero "Cookie" Medal -To Stinkbrain

For my tutorial on how I created their Vanellope and Fix-It Felix Jr. homemade costumes, click here.

Hope you all enjoyed this tutorial and tag me on Instagram with your costumes @artisticanyadesigns so I can see what you created!



  1. Hello! May I use an image from this post in a round up collage image, with a clear link back to your site/full credit given? Thanks!

    1. Hi Samantha! Sure that's fine...thanks for asking and the feature! :)

  2. Such a fun little activity for kids. It would definitely keep the naughty one's busy throughout the day. Better try it out with my nephews.


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