Who says you can’t have a summer wreath made with badminton rackets? This patriotic summer wreath is perfect for any front door this summer. Made with Dollar Tree supplies, it’s easy and affordable to make.
FYI. Badminton is a sport played with racquets and a shuttle (or shuttlecock), which is a feathered or plastic projectile also known as a “birdie”. It is more difficult to play than tennis and is more popular in Europe.
More facts about the sport can be found at the bottom of this post! It’s super interesting.
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What You’ll Need to Make a Summer Wreath
- Three Badminton Rackets (I found mine at the Dollar Tree)
- White Spray Paint with Primer (the badminton rackets come in blue and red colors only, so I spray-painted one of them white)
- USA wooden letters (Dollar Tree)
- Red, White, and Blue Florals (Dollar Tree)
- Assorted Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Ribbons (Dollar Tree has several that will work, at least one needs to be wired ribbon)
- Zip Ties
- Hot Glue
How to Make a DIY Summer Wreath with Badminton Rackets
This is one of those wreaths that is so simple to make, but make such a huge statement. Perfect for the entire summer, this wreath is one you need to put on your list to make!
The supplies are super affordable and the entire project only takes about 15 minutes which makes it great if you don’t have a lot of time to spend crafting.
Step-by-Step Video Tutorial
See below if you’d rather watch an easy-to-follow video tutorial for how to make this summer wreath.
Step 1. Paint One Racket White
The Dollar Tree badminton rackets come in the colors bright blue and red as seen below.
Grab some white spray paint with primer like this one from Rustoleum or Kilz to cover the racket.
It takes a few light layers to fully cover the badminton racket and transform it from red to white.
Step 2. Zip Tie the Rackets Together
Using clear zip ties, thread each one through the holes in the face of the badminton rackets as shown. Zip tie them tightly.
I chose to order them red first, white in the middle, and then blue. I also placed the white on the top of the red and blue badminton rackets.
Step 3. Glue the Letters On
These pretty wooden USA letters with glitter come as a vertical garland attached to burlap. Remove each of the letters from the burlap strip by carefully prying off the staples in the back.
Using hot glue, attach each of the wooden letters to the center of the faces of the badminton rackets.
You will need to slip a small part of the letter underneath the center racket in order to them to be centered as shown below.
Step 4. Make a Patriotic Bow
This is the fun part! I love making bows! Have you seen all the pretty bow ideas I’ve shared here on the blog? Check them out here.
Step 5. Add Flowers and Attach the Bow
Remove a red, white, and blue rose from the floral bouquet and hot glue them to the center of the patriotic bow you just made.
Thread a zip tie through the zip tie used to make the bow.
Attach the patriotic bow to the base of the three badminton rackets using the second zip tie as shown.
Step 6. Hang Summer Wreath
Using another zip tie, hang your summer wreath on the front door!
Wasn’t that so easy?
I love the way the badminton rackets are spread apart and pop with just the right amount of red, white, and blue to celebrate all of the patriotic holidays!
The badminton rackets really scream summer! This summer wreath is so sporty and fun!
Display Your Badminton Rackets Summer Wreath
You can really choose to display your wreath just about anywhere, but here are a few ideas to get you started.
- back door
- front porch
- above the mantle
- over the buffet
- back patio
- as a table centerpiece for a buffet
- front door
- on a vintage window for decor
- add to a backyard fence for decoration
- display in a garden
This patriotic wreath is a great summer decoration. It’s easy and affordable to make with supplies from the dollar store.
You can use any kind of ribbon and flower you like to personalize it. Have fun and be creative!
Looking for More Summer Wreath Ideas?
- How to Make a Coastal Wreath
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- How to Make a Flip Flop Wreath
- How to Make a Patriotic Wreath
- Easy Dollar Tree Front Door Bandana Wreath
- Dollar Tree Floppy Sun Hat DIY
- Watermelon Door Hanger with Easy Messy Bow
Here are a few fun facts or “talking points” for when people ask about your fun, sporty wreath!
Badminton is the 2nd most popular sport in the world.
Why is it called badminton?
The name ‘Badminton’ comes from a stately home in Gloucestershire, England – home of the Duke of Beaufort.
Who invented the game of badminton?
The sport was also known as Poona or Poonah after the town of Poona, where it was particularly popular with British army officers stationed in India in the 1860s.
The first rules for the game were drawn up in 1873. It is closely related to the old children’s game battledore and shuttlecock.
Shuttles can reach speeds of over 200 miles per hour.
Easy Patriotic Summer Wreath (using Dollar Tree Badminton Rackets)
- Three Badminton Rackets
- White Spray Paint with Primer
- USA wooden letters
- Red, White, and Blue Florals
- Assorted Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Ribbons
- Zip Ties
- Hot Glue
- Step 1. Paint One Racket White
- Step 2. Zip Tie the Rackets Together
- Step 3. Glue the Letters On
- Step 4. Make a Patriotic Bow
- Step 5. Add Flowers and Attach the Bow
- Step 6. Hang Summer Wreath