Racketball Racket to a Poinsettia Wreath

 Poinsettia Wreath made using an upcycled Racketball Racket - Get the step-by-step tutorial to make your own Christmas wreath using an old racketball racket.

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.

How to Use an Upcycled Racketball Racket to Make a Poinsettia Wreath

Supplies

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Racketball Racket

Spray Paint in desired color

Scrap Piece of Cardboard

E6000 Glue

Felt in desired Colors

Scissors – This brand is my favorite for sewing and for cutting fabric.

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Fabric Stiffener

Steps to Make the Wreath

Paint the Racket and Cut the Cardboard

I started by spray painting the racket white.  After the paint was dry, I traced the inside of the racket on a cereal box, cut it out, and glued it onto the racket strings using E6000 glue.

 Poinsettia Wreath made using an upcycled Racketball Racket - Get the step-by-step tutorial to make your own Christmas wreath using an old racketball racket.

 

Make a Hanger

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

 Poinsettia Wreath made using an upcycled Racketball Racket - Get the step-by-step tutorial to make your own Christmas wreath using an old racketball racket.

 

Cut the Poinsettia Leaves

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

 Poinsettia Wreath made using an upcycled Racketball Racket - Get the step-by-step tutorial to make your own Christmas wreath using an old racketball racket.

Glue the Petals

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.

 Poinsettia Wreath made using an upcycled Racketball Racket - Get the step-by-step tutorial to make your own Christmas wreath using an old racketball racket.

 

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

 Poinsettia Wreath made using an upcycled Racketball Racket - Get the step-by-step tutorial to make your own Christmas wreath using an old racketball racket.

 

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 Wreath made using an upcycled Racketball Racket - Get the step-by-step tutorial to make your own Christmas wreath using an old racketball racket.

Make the Poinsettia Center

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.

 Poinsettia Wreath made using an upcycled Racketball Racket - Get the step-by-step tutorial to make your own Christmas wreath using an old racketball racket.

 Poinsettia Wreath made using an upcycled Racketball Racket - Get the step-by-step tutorial to make your own Christmas wreath using an old racketball racket.

 Poinsettia Wreath made using an upcycled Racketball Racket - Get the step-by-step tutorial to make your own Christmas wreath using an old racketball racket.

 

Hang and Enjoy

I love how this turned out and am so glad that I saved this 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.

 Poinsettia Wreath made using an upcycled Racketball Racket - Get the step-by-step tutorial to make your own Christmas wreath using an old racketball racket.

 

 

 

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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