I have been feeling the Memorial Day spirit lately since May and the warmer temperatures have finally arrived here in Vermont!  I found some fun vintage badminton racquets while thrifting in Maine over the winter, and decided to make a front door DIY summer wreath out of them.  I ordered some vintage badminton birdies on eBay to go with them and found some red, white, and blue ribbons to adorn them with.

DIY Summer Wreath with Vintage Badminton Racquets
DIY Summer Wreath with Vintage Badminton Racquets

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

4 Vintage badminton racquets hanging with wire on front door.

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

4 Vintage badminton racquets hanging with wire on front door.

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4 Vintage badminton racquets with 5 vintage birdies wrapped around the racket's neck.

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

Red, white and blue ribbon

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

DIY Summer Wreath with Vintage Badminton Racquets
DIY Summer Wreath with Vintage Badminton Racquets
DIY Summer Wreath with Vintage Badminton Racquets
DIY Summer Wreath with Vintage Badminton Racquets

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.

Newly painted wooden bench w/ Copper Patina.

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

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Patina bench showing with and without the glaze.

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.

Vintage birdies in old berry crates on wooden patina bench.

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DIY Summer Wreath with Vintage Badminton Racquets

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14 Comments

    1. Lol this was one of my first blog posts ever😂

  1. It was really nice of you, shared detailed content. At least now we can see your knowledge to some mark.
    Keep updating.

  2. I was looking forward to having vintage racquets for my presentation.
    keep writing more.

  3. Christine says:

    So creative!! Your front door decor project brought me back to summer childhood games!!!

    1. I’m so glad Christine, thank you so much for dropping by today!