If you are looking for spring wreath ideas, look no further! I found something at the thrift store this month that inspired my spring wreath that isn’t your typical wreath and you will never guess what it is!
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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And now for more thrifty goodness!
Every time I came home lately and was greeted to the site of my winter wreath, I knew it was time to switch it out to spring. While I love a pretty traditional wreath, and usually have one adorning my front door most seasons, for some reason I like to do something come springtime. Last year I made this pretty flower basket to hang on my screen door, and I loved it so much I am using again this year in my screen porch.
Just like last months’ thrift store upcycle project, I was wandering around the local Goodwill store trying to muster up some inspiration. While I do love a good upcycle project, I don’t like to upcycle just for the sake of it. I am always looking to upcycle something that I can really put to use in my own home. Combing the usual aisles of housewares, furniture and fabric didn’t bring me any inspiration. What did catch my attention was a big barrel of sports equipment. Hockey sticks, baseball bats and tennis rackets poked out of the top of the barrel.
Many moons ago I loved to play tennis and would spend many a summer as a youngster at the local tennis club. Even as a young adult my husband or brother-in-law and I would hit up the local courts for a fun game. I was never going to win Wimbeldon, but it was at that moment when I spotted those tennis rackets that I remembered how much I used to anticipate the return of warm weather so I could get back to playing again.
I actually momentarily thought I could just put my own tennis racket to use for this project that suddenly popped into my head, but then I thought “heck no”. I think I might just hit the courts again this year. Slowly, mind you, but give it a go just the same!
With my idea brewing in my head I grabbed a tennis racket out of the barrel and set to looking for an interesting vessel to hold a few flowers. I found this little metal bucket and $3.50 later I was on my way.
Unfortunately my photo’s of the unadorned tennis racket and bucket got lost on a damaged memory card, so we will pick this project up with the first step!
I had some floral foam for wet floral arrangements, but it worked just fine this project. This is the first piece I cut, but I wanted it to fit tighter, so I cut another piece a bit larger so that it pretty much wedged in the bottom.
Michaels had a sale on their spring faux flowers for 50% off! Instead of a several individual blooms, I purchased two “bushes” of blooms. Using wire cutters, I cut each branch off the bushes and ended up with enough to fill this little bucket. I inserted them at various heights, making sure the colors were evenly arranged and not clumped together.
I used a burlap ribbon to create a simple bow, and finished the center simply by gluing a short piece of ribbon into a circle. A little drop of hot glue secured it in place. I am not very good at ribbon making and never manage to get the perfect middle hoop to hide the wire, so I turn to this method to make it look finished!
To attach the bucket to the tennis racquet I drilled two small holes in the back and threaded a wire through. This made is simple to twist the wire around the strings of the racquet.
I attached the bow to the base of the handle and voila! I have a new spring wreath for my front door that inspires me everyday to hit the tennis courts as soon as the weather turns warm!
Until next month….
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!
Michelle James says
This is truly creative! I would have never thought of putting a tennis racket on the front door with some flowers. It is so nice and turned out fantastic! You did a great job on the bow too. Mine always look messy!! I love the entire piece.
Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says
Love this! My kids play tennis so I’ve become partial to the sport. Very spring-y! Visiting from Thrift Store Upcycle.
Michelle James says
wow! This is the coolest wreath! Love it on its own, but displayed on a tennis racket is genius!!
Love this. It has been a long while since I played tennis but seeing the racket brought back good memories and it does say. Beautiful project.
Thank you Debra! I am hoping it will continue to inspire me to play again 🙂
Sue Purdy says
This is so clever. A tennis racket!!! Who knew? It’s beautiful and I love how you can change out the floral arrangement to coordinate with the seasons. Wonderful idea and I’ll be pinning this one for sure.
I love this idea to use something that has some meaning to you. I think these are the best kinds of decor because it’s special to you. Great idea to use a tennis racket as your floral background.
That is so welcoming and creative! The tennis racquet is awesome!!
Ali B says
What a clever hanging solution! I wouldn’t have ever thought of that.
This wreath is so adorable! I love everything about it! That metal bucket though is perfect!
The tennis racket is a cool detail, it is unexpected and interesting!
Toni | Small Home Soul says
I Iove the galvanized bucket with the beautiful flowers as your wreath. That bow is beautiful and so very inventive to hang them all on a tennis racket. What a lovely addition to your door!
Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods says
What a fabulous wreath idea! How fun to mix the tennis racket with the bucket!
Thanks so much for the DIY inspiration!
Amanda @ The Kolb Corner says
This is so creative! Love the metal bucket accent against the tennis racket. It looks beautiful on your door too!
I adore this! How clever of you to use a tennis racquet! I would have never thought of that. My husband keeps asking me to try tennis. Maybe this year I’ll give it a go too! Pinning!