Decorative DIY in vintage style: With a little color, moss & the appropriate suspension, old tennis rackets can be turned into a beautiful & useful decoration for the wall in no time at all.
My #FeelAthome story with tesa
Feeling at home, what does this feeling mean for you? Is it a certain place, are things that you like to have around you, or maybe the people who accompany you on your way? At home is a term that each of us defines individually for ourselves. For me, my home is no longer a specific place. It was already as a child, but since I moved out of my mother’s house, I have seen so many moves, lived in so many apartments and shared apartments, that my home is no longer a fixed place. Certain people who will accompany me in my life have become my home for me. But not only that. There are also memories and passions that have been with me all my life and that I also like to have around me physically to feel at home, no matter where I am. Because even if I know that I will only live in a certain place for a short time, it is important to me to arrange myself with things that make me feel at home.
For this reason, even when I went to London for a year, I had a small supply of adhesive solutions from tesa taken with me so that I can quickly set up in each of the four shared apartments in which I have lived in such a way that I can really feel at home. Because the adhesive solutions from tesa are the ideal solution when it comes to attaching something to the wall in a matter of seconds so that it can be removed without leaving any residue.
Tennis racket on the wall – a DIY decoration in vintage style
And even if I have been living in my apartment in Schöneberg for a year now, there are still so many empty walls here that are just waiting to be filled so that I feel really at home. Together with tesa I have now implemented a project of the heart that has been on my list for a long time. Something that makes me feel at home because it has been with me for 22 years is tennis. No matter where and how I have lived in recent years, tennis has always been a part of me. I recently got two old kids’ bats out in my mother’s attic Wood found and the memories were back immediately. It was clear to me that I would have to use these bats to make a DIY decoration for my living room in order to give this room a little more personality and thus the feeling of a real home.
With a few simple steps, I have a wall decoration consisting of a pin board and a vertical one from the two bats garden conjured up not only the green one jungle to expand a bit in my apartment, but also space for photos and create postcards from important people.
The height-adjustable adhesive nails from tesa were the ideal tool to attach the decorative DIY to the wall. Because they can not only be removed without leaving any residue (who knows how long I will stay in this apartment), but they are also height-adjustable, which is particularly useful for adjusting the height of the rackets afterwards. In addition, no tools are required to attach the tesa adhesive nails. Pretty practical, isn’t it?
Would you like to imitate the project? Then I’ll show you how to do it:
Instructions tennis racket decoration DIY
You need the following materials:
+ Wooden tennis racket
+ tesa height-adjustable adhesive nails
+ Spray paint in jute / beige and dark green
+ Painter crab
+ preserved reindeer moss
+ green thin wire
+ small wooden clips for pinning pictures etc.
Color the racket
In the first step, the clubs are sprayed completely with the spray paint in jute. To prepare, you should clean the clubs thoroughly with a damp cloth to remove dust and dirt. This is the only way the paint can adhere well.
For the dark green accent, when the paint has dried, tape off part of the racket …
… to then paint it with the dark green spray paint. Now wait for the paint to dry completely before continuing.
Design a vertical garden
For the racket version with the vertical garden, the covering is now equipped with the reindeer moss. You can buy such moss in a craft shop or online. The special thing about the preserved reindeer moss is that it does not require any care. So it stays green and fresh permanently and is therefore also agreed for those of you who are not blessed with a green thumb.
To attach the moss to the covering, you simply cut yourself short pieces of wire with which you knot the individual moss bales firmly on the strings.
This is how you proceed until the entire covering is coated with a dense, cozy moss bed.
Prepare the wall
Now the racket decoration DIY ensemble must of course still be attached to the wall. To prepare the wall, you should first remove dust and dirt from it with a cloth.
Apply tesa adhesive nails
Then, in the first step, the adhesive tape is attached to the wall. Press the strip repeatedly for 5 seconds from top to bottom with two fingers.
Now remove the protective film. The adhesive nail is then attached by first gluing it on top and then pressing it down.
Hang the DIY decoration
If you now want to adjust the position of the nail, simply unlock the red lever, move the nail and then lock the lever again.
Then you can already hang the rackets on the wall. If you want to remove the adhesive nails at some point, simply hold the nail by its pin (without pressing it against the wall) and slowly pull the adhesive strip down until it is detached from the wall.
Now you can populate the pin board with the little wooden clips as you please. I decorated my racket with an old vintage postcard from my grandmother and a photo of my favorite spot in London, the greenhouse in Kew Gardens.
Do you like the idea? And is there also a very special decorative element for the wall that triggers the ultimate #FeelAtHome feeling in you? Please tell me about it!
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