olympics at home

Get swept up in the Olympics at home! 5 simple ideas that will bring the spirit

Get ready for the Olympics at home!

The 2022 Winter Olympics have arrived, and you can create your very own Olympic Viewing Stadium to gather with family and celebrate the games! You only need a few basic supplies and a bit of time to create add a little celebration and excitement to your TV room.

Studio 5 Creative Contributor Kelly Lonnecker shares five easy things you can do to deck out the house for the Olympics. It doesn’t have to be difficult to be impactful! Kelly’s ideas require a few downloads and a cheap online purchase here and there.


5 Simple Ideas for Celebrating the Olympics at Home

Supplies needed

  • International Flag Banner $9.95
  • Gold/Silver/Bronze Medals, $12.99
  • Assorted Balloons – Check the dollar store for mixed bags
  • String
  • Tape or Adhesive
  • Downloaded Olympic Banner
  • Flashlight
  • Tissue paper (red, yellow, orange)
  • Gold sticker paper or Gold Cardstock and adhesive


Optional supplies for Olympic Minute to Win It Games listed in instructions. Games can be played daily or several in one setting. After games are played, you can award medals and record the winners on the printable banner.


Get the printable download for this banner here.

Download a list of Minute to Win It games here.


Create Olympic rings balloon arch by inflating balloons and tying balloons together in groups of like colors. Keep tying sets of balloons around other balloons to make a larger balloon cluster. Once you have a cluster of each color, weave string, ribbon, or fishing line through clusters and wrap them around balloons to secure and group together. Tie in or adhere additional balloons using glue dots to fill in gaps. Hang arch on wall using additional length of string on each end.



Hang international flag in crisscrossing patterns and in different heights along wall. Tie flags back into center point (balloon arch) to draw the eye in.



Create a flashlight torch by cutting strips of tissue paper into a flame pattern. Cut a piece of adhesive gold cardstock or paper to the desired width and a length that will wrap around the head of your flashlight with a very slight overlap. Gather strips so that they are bunched and adhere them to gold adhesive paper or cardstock. Wrap strip around head of flashlight and adhere. Turn on your flashlight and watch the flames glow!



Set out some Olympic-inspired treats.


Kelly Lonnecker has a passion for making all of life’s special moments memorable and beautiful. She loves to celebrate and believes that from invitations to thank you cards, an event can be both simple and stunning! As Studio 5’s Creative Contributor, Kelly strives to inspire viewers to create in ways that are both meaningful and manageable. Connect with Kelly by emailing her at studio5@ksl.com.

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