Do you have dead tennis balls and wooden rackets lying around? Instead of throwing them out, recycle them in a way that can beautify your home and show houseguests your love for tennis! Try these simple do-it-yourself ideas to add some tennis flair to your home decor.
Tennis racket jewelry hanger
Use a wooden tennis racquet to hang your earrings, necklaces and bracelets. The version on the left simply uses thumbtacks pinned between the strings to hold each piece, while the two on the right have hooks drilled into the handle. Hang it vertically or horizontally depending on your wall space. You can also choose to paint the racquet or leave the beautiful wood color.
Tennis ball candleholder
Cut off the top part of the tennis ball and place a candle inside. To make the candleholder stay in place, glue the tennis ball to a frame or board.
Tennis racket mirror
This idea from CountryLiving.com would require a bit of outside help as you’ll need to take your racket to a glass shop and ask them to cut a mirror to fit inside the frame. Then you can use mirror adhesive to glue it on the racket.
Tennis ball centerpiece
Tennis balls are the elements you didn’t know were missing from your bouquet centerpieces, and there are a myriad of ways to arrange them. The tennis balls floating in the water of the centerpiece on the left give the bouquet an ethereal look, while the vase filled with tennis balls on the right works well when using fake flowers instead of fresh. White and purple compliment yellow nicely!
Tennis racket wall art
This lovely circle of tennis rackets was designed by furniture designer Whitcomb & Company, but that doesn’t mean you can’t recreate it yourself. You’ll probably need to purchase more wooden rackets though, which you can find on Etsy or Ebay. For tennis fanatics, it’s worth splurging to have a unique piece of decor that showcases your personality.