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.
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 for this DIY summer wreath.
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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!
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!
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 between the glaze and without…
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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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