Racketball Racket to a Poinsettia Wreath

Racket Ball Racket Poinsettia Wreath by virginiasweetpea.com

This spring I found a racketball racket in the trash and saved it for wreath making.  I’ve made tennis racket wreaths in the past and knew that a smaller racketball racket would be perfect for a holiday Poinsettia wreath.

I started by spray painting the racket white.  After the paint was dry, I traced the inside of the racket on a cereal box and cut it out.

Poinsettia Wreath Backing How-To

 

A wire hanger was added to the back of the racket and the cardboard was glued into place with hot glue.

Glue Backing in Place

 

Poinsettia leaf patterns were sketched on the cardboard and cut out.  I ended up not using every size that I made.

Leaf patterns

I started with the largest leaf template, cut out several red felt leaves, and pinched in one end of the leaf, holding it with a dot of hot glue.

Glue and Pinch Leaf

The large petals were glued to the cardboard until the outside of the Poinsettia was complete.

Outer Edge of Leaves

The next layer in was made using a smaller leaf template and the final layer using the smallest one.  (No pictures of these steps.)

Poinsettia Racket Ball Racket Wreath

To make the center of the Poinsettia, a line of hot glue was applied to one side of a small strip of yellow felt.  The felt was rolled and then glued to the center of the wreath.

Flowers

Center of Felt Poinsettia

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I love how this turned out and am so glad that I saved the racket from the landfill.  In the picture it’s hanging on my mom’s door because I made it at her house the day after Thanksgiving but it’s now gracing my kitchen door.

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I’m thrilled to share this project with the 25 Days of Christmas at That’s What Che Said.

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Sharing With:
Project Inspire{d} at Yesterday on Tuesday, The Scoop at The Everyday Home, Tutorials and Tidbits at Home Stories A2Z

Comments

  1. Oh my gosh! I am so impressed with this idea! It looks beautiful! I can’t believe it started as a trashed racquet!

  2. Oh sweet! I love it Paula. 🙂
    Merry Christmas!
    Nancy

  3. grammygoodwill says:

    That is so cute and a perfect decoration for you. As soon as I saw the word “racket”, I knew it had to be a post of yours. Merry Christmas.

  4. This is adorable and super creative Paula!

    Have a wonderful holiday!

  5. I love this! You are so clever. I would have seen a racket and thought nothing more of it.

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