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Vintage Badminton Racquets & Birdies for a Spring/Summer Door Wreath!

Vintage Badminton Racquets & Birdies for a Fun Summer Front Door Wreath!

Badminton is downright smashing!


I have been feeling the Memorial Day spirit lately since May and the warmer temperatures have finally arrived in Vermont! 


I found some fun vintage badminton racquets while thrifting in Maine over the winter, and decided to make a front door wreath out of them.  I ordered some vintage badminton birdies on eBay to go with them and found some red, white and blue ribbon to adorn them with.






I strung the vintage birdies with a white ribbon and allowed enough room to hang or tie them.  Altering the position of each one.



I wrapped the 4 vintage badminton racquets tightly with wire and placed them on the door, positioning them exactly where I wanted them.






I tied the ribbon with the vintage badminton birdies around the neck of the racquet.  Very tightly, as I'm hoping they will last thru the summer!



I used these red, white and blue ribbons that I had from past holidays and used it for decorative bows.  This ribbon could easily take me right thru The 4th of July!












I also had some old wooden benches that my father made a few years ago.  They really needed a refresh and I decided to go with a Patina look to match our outdoor lighting.   I used Sherwin Williams, Copper Patina in a flat finish.



 I then added this glaze with a rag over the paint to add that rustic patina feel.



Here you can see the difference with the glaze and without...



I had some vintage birdies left over, so I added them to a couple of old berry crates I had from last summer's farmer's markets.  They look so fun sitting on the Patina'd bench on our front stoop along with the vintage badminton racquets.




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